Charity:Water Project Update and Thoughts on Personal Fundraising

For my birthday early this year, I did a fundraiser for charity:water. Having never done a personal fundraising campaign before (at least one I opted to do myself, not asked of me), I knew at the beginning of the year that it was something that I wanted to do.

I chose charity:water due to a few reasons, but mostly because it stands for a cause that I feel strongly about – addressing poverty in some way.

And, with the help of some family and friends, we raised over $700 for a project that helps to provide clean, safe, water for people. I was very pleased and grateful for the support. It was a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.

I have learned a lot from the whole process and I have been meaning to share some things about personal fundraising that I have learned about. So, when I received this email from charity:water to let me know how the project was progressing, I thought it might be a good time to reflect.

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So yes, it looks like the project has kicked off and we’re going to get some more updates on how the money we raised is being used. Basics:

  • The project is in 3-6 month cycle, so the money has been sent and partners are currently in the planning process.
  • They’re not sure yet which country has received the allocated funds, but we will get future updates on the topic.

I thought that this is an excellent way to keep in touch with sponsors/donors. It’s good to know what is happening to the funds that were raised. That’s why I hope to be able to share with you every time I receive an update.

So, what’s next after this project?

I’m not sure yet. All I know is that I am hoping to put together another similar fundraising event some time. I’m currently looking in to options. And, I hope to start another fundraiser in the next few months. And, I am hoping to apply whatever I learned from this first fundraising event to the next one.

Again, thank you to all of you who supported my first fundraising event. It was an amazing, lovely experience.

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  1. says

    One of the best parts about projects like these, is that it removed the distance barrier between those in need, and those who can help from afar. I think it’s very cool to be part of, and I look forward to finding out where the finished project ends up!
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