70f49_357005194_iyBjA-M How Long Does It Take for 250 Super Connected Gnomedex Geeks to raise $2,500 for Cambodian kids?

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90 minutes!

Today I presented at Gnomedex 8.0.  (My slides are here).  I started with a story about how Ponzi and Chris helped me demonstrate the networked effect with flickr and twitter for a nonprofit training, then told my story about the Case Foundation and Parade Magazine’s America’s Giving Challenge, and then I set up a real time fundraising challenge.   

My first fundraising effort was to send Leng Sopharath to college her first year in November 2006 took 3 weeks to raise $800.    In 2007, Chris Brogan and 81 other people helped raise enough money in 24 hours for her college tuition and in a few days were able to raise enough to help support another student.   So, my challenge was:

Can this room of highly connected gnomedexers get 250 people to donate $10 by the end of the conference?

 

I sent them to my tweet and asked them to donate and ask a friend or retweet.  Chris and Ponzi kicked it off by giving $100 on the stage.(THANK YOU!)

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Buzz Bruggeman (above) said pass the hat. Then I answered questions.  What I didn’t see going on was the back channel (captured by Marshall K in Iterasi in a cool slide show).  Geoff Livingston kicked it off by tweeting his donation. Later Jeremy Wright kept tweeting out matching challenges.

At 90 minutes, we raised $2,657  from 112 donors - plus whoever gave cash (probably another 125 people giving a total of $902).  Thank you.  The ball kept rolling - the combined total as of $3,774.

THANK YOU GNOMEDEXers and everyone who contributed. YOU ALL ROCK. We’re solving real problems!

Donors via PayPal (as of 8.23.08)

Beth Kanter
Rikke Sorensen
Suzanne Cline
Yesenia Sotelo
Donna Callejon
Peggy Baker
John Powers
Emily Williamson
Wiebke Herding
Ayelet Baron
Nicholas Booth
David Krumlauf
Jeff Barr
Geoff Livingston
jeremy wright
Brittney Raybould
Eric Rice
Jay Cross
Duncan Rawlinson
Cassandra Wallender
Josiah Taylor V
Josh Bancroft
Duncan Riley
Steven Bao
Marshall Kirkpatrick
Tanya Bray
Krishnan Subramanian
Diedra Wylie
G Watson
Shawn Rogers
Danny Sullivan
Timothy Wood
William Corrigan
Londa Quisling
joseph solomon
Francine Hardaway
Seth Strumph
Scott Maentz
Andru Edwards
Joseph Thornley
Kristin Redlinger
Marina Martin
Tara Hunt
dietrich ayala
Eve Maler
Alexander Weishaupl
Uwe Sommer
Troy Malone
G Jason Hart
Rick Turoczy
Scott Maxwell
Damon Cortesi
Ranvir Gujral
Brian Dorsey
Scott Ruthfield
Jennifer McCabe
John Rogers
Connie Reece
Randy Stewart
Jim Murphy
Alberto Lopez
Stuart Maxwell
Brian Eisenberg
Steven Edinger
Dana Lookadoo
Dana Oshiro
David Risley
Lee LeFever
Matthew Morgan-May
Shashi Bellamkonda
eric levine
Kathy Gill
Marcus Whitney
Chad Henderson
marianne richmond
Todd Martini
James Nelson
Andrew Olanoff
Andrew Hyde
Kevin Sandridge
Christopher Sloop
Derek Miller
Tristram Hussey
laura fitton
Brooks Duncan
Andrew Kaufman
Rebecca Bucich
Brian Westbrook
Clara Kuo
Tetsuto Yabuki
Kenny Lauer
Steve Dembo
Carla Lynne Hall
Joshua Gunn
Elizabeth Grigg
Dr. Sharon Laubach
Todd O’Reilly
Adam Mercado
Karen Swim
Henry Thiele
Matthew Miller
Robert Uva
Walter Schwabe
Joseph Thornley
Sandra Niehaus
Veronique S Christensen
Elisa Butler
R Josh Quarles
Jason Ruby
Raworahi Foundation
Arthur Germain
LaDonna Coy
Chad Norman
Dave Evans
Kevin Marks
Elithea Whittaker
Rami Reddy Vatrapu
Julie Gomoll
Ann Kingman
Thomas Tague
Shirley Williams
Quitrina Diaz

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