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Bump.

 

Donated a little more on top of what I did last time.

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post #182 of 245

Yo this is great. I just donated and hope to put in a little more before this ends. 

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post #183 of 245
i'm happy to contribute
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I don't like you @methodical management because you always suspend me for stuff that everyone else does as well. But this is a great cause. Donated suckas !!!!!
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I don't like you @methodical management because you always suspend me for stuff that everyone else does as well. But this is a great cause. Donated suckas !!!!!

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post #186 of 245

You already know. Thanks NT for setting this up! Sorry was late on this one but always glad to get involved even in the smallest way possible.

 

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I don't like you @methodical management because you always suspend me for stuff that everyone else does as well. But this is a great cause. Donated suckas !!!!!

 

I'd be happy to give you a badge, but I'm not seeing your contribution anywhere.  The contribution before (@TypeRPinoY) and after (@superswag) yours are clearly listed.  Yours isn't there. 

 

I don't suppose you had a problem following the directions, did you? 

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Same thing I said!

Just donated. Keep up the good work NT fam
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You folks who pledged to donate extra....



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You folks who pledged to donate extra....




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I can only speak for myself, but you couldn't be more wrong. Seeing that huge pledge made me happy. I wouldn't have offered to chip in more if I couldn't keep my end of the bargain.

Well done @INSTYLESHOES
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The ISS donation is associated with their 14th anniversary promotion, covered in this thread:  http://niketalk.com/t/608864/instyleshoes-give-back-14-14-year-anniversary-give-back-to-niketalk

 

They decided to contribute it towards our group fundraiser to maximize its effectiveness.  

 

 

This was IN ADDITION to the 1% of revenue they pledged earlier in the year, which ALSO benefited Room to Read in a donation made this summer.  

 

I imagine we'll talk more about that at the conclusion of this campaign, when we detail NikeTalk and ISS' 2014 contributions and have an update for you on our most recent Room to Read project, an original children's book to be published in South Africa. 

 

 

 

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Why?  Every dollar gets matched AND helps us compete in this week's bonus challenge.  

 

Or did you think that the world is now "full up" on books, libraries, and scholarships?

post #195 of 245
We were more than happy to use the 14 for 14 (Our $14 giveback for every sale on our site) towards this great idea.

Thanks @ Methodical Management for sharing.

We'll also do a social media push to get our followers in on this

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You folks who pledged to donate extra....


I can only speak for myself, but you couldn't be more wrong. Seeing that huge pledge made me happy. I wouldn't have offered to chip in more if I couldn't keep my end of the bargain.

Well done @INSTYLESHOES


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You folks who pledged to donate extra....

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Why?  Every dollar gets matched AND helps us compete in this week's bonus challenge.  

Or did you think that the world is now "full up" on books, libraries, and scholarships?



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post #197 of 245
Donated. Way to pull together, NT. Tap tap pull.
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We were more than happy to use the 14 for 14 (Our $14 giveback for every sale on our site) towards this great idea.

Thanks @ Methodical Management for sharing.

We'll also do a social media push to get our followers in on this

Tom

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If you visit the bonus challenges page for the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, you'll notice that Room to Read and Mothers2Mothers are now listed in the leaders for this week's bonus challenge heading into the final day!

 

https://www.crowdrise.com/skollsechallenge


 

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Bonus Challenge #4 Leaders: (November 24th, 10:30am ET)
Pratham USA & Child & Youth Finance International
The OneVoice Movement & Independent Diplomat
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) & Ciudad Saludable & National Center for Arts & Technology
Visayan Forum Foundation & Gram Vikas
Barefoot College & Nidan
Half the Sky Foundation & One Acre Fund
KickStart-International & APOPO HeroRATs
ARZU & Center for Digital Inclusion 
mothers2mothers & Room to Read
INJAZ Al-Arab & EcoPeace Middle East

 

 

There's no doubt that @INSTYLESHOES generous contribution helped us make it into this list, but we need to keep the pace up to stay there. 

 

To keep our lead and give Room to Read a chance at another $5,000, we'll need your help!  Let's make another push to secure that bonus funding.  The cost of another library is at stake here. 

 

 

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I can appreciate that.  Unfortunately, it's often the case that people look at a contribution like ISS' and present that as an excuse - like what they contribute doesn't matter in comparison or that they don't need to contribute because someone with deeper pockets will take care of it.  

 

Part of our purpose here is to demonstrate how powerful we are as a community when we all work together.  Those $10 and $25 contributions from individual users have gone a LONG way, both here and in our disaster relief fundraisers.  

 

Anyone who volunteered to contribute extra for each $1,000 raised should have seen just how successful we were in raising money for Japan, Somalia, and the Philippines.  Our community's success thus far shouldn't come as a surprise to them.  

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I'm pleased to report that Room to Read has WON an additional $5,000 for finishing among the top 10 teams in this past week's bonus challenge!

 

https://www.crowdrise.com/skollsechallenge

 

 

If you're keeping track at home, that's $10,000 in bonus funds, $6,000 and counting in direct contributions, and that's WITHOUT including the post-campaign match from the Skoll foundation, and Room to Read's own Destination Literacy program!

 

 

This week, the 20 organizations that earn the most will receive a $5,000 bonus.  That will be a tall order, but we're already off to a great start thanks to ANOTHER contribution from @INSTYLESHOES, this one personal.  

 

Remember, every day we contribute $100 or more, Room to Read will be entered for a chance to win an extra $1,000.  

 

 

You all have been amazing thus far.  The Social Entrepreneurs challenge placed a lot of bonus dollars on the table, and you've capitalized on that.  Two weeks, two bonus challenge WINS - enough to sponsor two new libraries on its own.  

 

Suffice it to say, Room to Read is both thrilled by and grateful for your generous support - as am I. 

 

 

It's been a privilege, guys.  Let's keep it up. 

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post #202 of 245
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post #203 of 245
this is awesome stuff Meth. glad we're making so much progress.

props to everyone contributing.
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in and just donated. tbh, this is my 1st time donating to any of the NT sponsored causes, but it surely won't be my last! nthat.gif
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post #205 of 245
One of my favorite parts of the NT community. I like that you select trustworthy organizations to support.

Happy Holidays!
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So the goal was 5K and now we surpassed it, what's next Meth? The more the better?
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One of my favorite parts of the NT community. I like that you select trustworthy organizations to support.

Happy Holidays!
 

Thanks, we try our best to carefully research each organization we support, and sites like charity navigator and guidestar can be useful tools in that respect.  They don't tell the whole story, because what good is an organization that accounts for 100% of its funding as "program expenses" if those programs aren't, themselves, effective and cost efficient, but we look for trusted organizations that practice transparency and have a strong, proven track record.  

 

Room to Read is one of my favorites, and I'm glad to see that it's become a clear community favorite as well.  We're honored to support their inspiring work. 

 

 
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So the goal was 5K and now we surpassed it, what's next Meth? The more the better?

 

Absolutely!

 

As I listed in the topic post, 

 

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  • $25 will fill one library shelf with books
  • $100 will provide a child with one year of comprehensive literacy education
  • $250 will provide a year of support for a girl in our Girls’ Education program
  • $500 will fill a grade 1 or 2 class with workbooks and teacher guides to teach reading
  • $5,000 will establish a library in Asia

 

The more money we raise, the more Room to Read can accomplish.  Every single contribution matters - doubly so in this situation, given the matching incentives, transaction fee mitigation, and bonus funding opportunities provided by the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge.

 

One in seven adults worldwide cannot read or write.  The more children and communities we can help Room to Read reach, the better.  

post #208 of 245
How about toys for tots method man. I donate every year to that organization. It's good for the kids during Xmas time b
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haven't logged into NT in a while, but always happy to donate. pimp.gif

Thanks again Meth for bringing this sneaker community to come together and donate to a great cause!
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