The Best Birthday Gift!Rich Stigall
“What do you want for your birthday?” It’s not surprising that we all clamor to answer this question every year…maybe a coffee mug, a gift card or two or a new shirt. Do you remember what you got last year for your birthday?
Perhaps something different this year is in order? Something not only you; but all your friends and certainly some kids that are in need with surely remember! Check out this story and see how easy it is to get involved and make a difference, all the while celebrating your own birthday!
On her birthday this year, Beth Kanter decided to raise money for The Sharing Foundation, a nonprofit that works with orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Using Birthday Wish, Beth was able to raise $3,608 from 119 of her friends. Beth has blogged about her experience and given several helpful lessons for nonprofits and fundraisers: http://www.beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/birthday/
Her advice for a successful Birthday Wish? Make it personal. Express to your friends why this cause is meaningful to you.
How To Create a Successful Birthday Wish
- Create a Birthday Wish. This link is customized for The Global Orphan Project specifically just click it, then follow the steps to create a birthday wish with our cause already already selected as the beneficiary: http://www.causes.com/GlobalOrphanProject/birthdays
- Post it to your profile telling your friends this is what you would like for your birthday. Don’t forget to include the customized link above.
- Set a reasonable gift amount for your wish. Instead of that coffee mug of gift card that you lost, ask your friends to give the $5 or $10 they were going to spend to the cause!
- Send an email to your friends on Facebook. You may be surprised to know that its just that easy to get involved and help out and minimize the returns on your birthday this year!
“What do you want for your birthday?” Well this year, it may be a whole lot easier than you think to get involved and help the more than 140 million orphaned and abandoned kids in the world!
Just make a birthday wish! http://www.causes.com/GlobalOrphanProject/birthdays