This post completes my leg of the Blogathon for SSA Week! The blogathon torch is being passed on, though, and you can still donate. And donations will be matched by SSA Supporters Jeff Hawkins and Janet Strauss — so whatever you donate, it will be doubled!
As of 8:06 pm PDT: 439 Donors, $71,703.02
As of 9:01 pm PDT: 440 Donors, $71,728.02
Not sure if these numbers are being thoroughly updated now that it’s after hours. I’ll check with the SSA tomorrow, to see if I owe y’all any more cat pictures. :-)
So I’ve been blogging all day in support of this fundraiser for the Secular Student Alliance. And yet, I realize that a lot of people might want to support the SSA — but really don’t have the spare cash to make a good-sized donation.
Don’t despair. There are plenty of things you can do to support SSA Week!
Post about SSA Week on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other social media.
Share/ re-tweet the posts of folks who are participating in the SSA Week Blogathon.
Use the SSA Week graphics — custom designed for Facebook, Twitter, and the Webtubes — to spread the word about it.
If you have a blog, podcast, YouTube channel, webcomic, or other Internet presence — get on the Blogathon schedule! Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
Talk to the people you know about the Secular Student Alliance, and tell them why you think they are an awesome organization that’s worthy of support. (Here are a few talking points.)
Get your group to hold a bake sale/ soul sale/ “send an atheist to church” fundraiser/ other creative fundraising endeavor.
And you can make a small donation! Seriously. Small amounts matter. Small amounts add up. A huge amount of the SSA budget comes from small donations. So if you can, donate $20, $10, $5 — it really does make a difference. Especially since there’s the matching thing going on, and every donation you make will be automatically doubled.
You can even get set up to make a small monthly automatic donation. Maybe you can’t manage a one-time donation of $120 — but you can manage $10 a month.
If you have other ideas, post them in the comments here!
And thanks so much to everyone who supported this effort — with money, with time, with social media, or in any other way. This community really does pull together sometimes — and the support we give to our organizations is a big part of that.
Okay. Crashing now. This was really fun, but it was really exhausting. See you in the morning!
If you enjoyed my leg of the SSA Week Blogathon — or indeed, if you didn’t — please donate to the Secular Student Alliance!