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Donated!

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As with other charity drives I have participated in, I will be making some additional incentive donations.
So starting @ $2000, for every $1000 NT raises I will donate an additional $25.

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I like this idea, Jays! I'll do the same.

So, Niketalk.... starting at $2,000 (we're already there, by the way) for every $1,000 donated, an extra $50 ($25 from @JaysRcrak and $25 from myself, lobotonymeats) will be donated. For ever person that I've made a snarky photoshop or gif about, get even with kindness!

Well done kids and well done @Methodical Management

I want in on this! I know my initial was less than you two, but I like your idea. Just to help make sure you guys get to give more...for every 1,000 raised after 1,500, i'll give another $25! (just adding mine in there to stagger it with you guys') about $300 more till I'll do another $25.
post #92 of 245
Just donated. C'mon NT let's do this, we're almost at our goal.
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I donated. It's been on my mind all day today. It blows my mind thinking about literacy on a global scale. Don't take it for granted. Give what you can y'all.

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post #94 of 245

Donated.

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post #96 of 245
Meth, I accidentally donated to the "el 24" one (my Twitter SN) does this still contribute to NT?

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post #97 of 245
So damn angry I did that.

edit: BTW, one of my followers on Twitter just donated as well although idk if it's going under NT's count.
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post #98 of 245
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Donated!
I like this idea, Jays! I'll do the same.

So, Niketalk.... starting at $2,000 (we're already there, by the way) for every $1,000 donated, an extra $50 ($25 from @JaysRcrak and $25 from myself, lobotonymeats) will be donated. For ever person that I've made a snarky photoshop or gif about, get even with kindness!

Well done kids and well done @Methodical Management
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Largest donation so far. CAN WE REP THIS MAN?!!!!!!

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I want in on this! I know my initial was less than you two, but I like your idea. Just to help make sure you guys get to give more...for every 1,000 raised after 1,500, i'll give another $25! (just adding mine in there to stagger it with you guys') about $300 more till I'll do another $25.
I like the staggering idea!


REPPED!!
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post #100 of 245
$160 away from reaching our $2,500 goal

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post #101 of 245
Done.

Been mad at myself for not contributing to these in the past.
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just donated. 

 

looks like NT hit 2,500 btw.  good stuff everyone.  


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looks like NT hit 2,500 btw.  good stuff everyone.  

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Just made my $25 donation for us hitting $2,500! @JaysRcrak and @lobo2mybeats about $400 more till you guys are up! pimp.gif
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I love it when NT comes together for a good cause! #NTDonates

I'm a firm believer in Karma ... so giving from a good place gets you to a good place.

Im out of a job, applied for months ... just got that offer letter! #Karma nthat.gif
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Just donated
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Just donated. Keep it up NT!

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post #108 of 245
Just donated. Keep it up everyone!!
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I love it when NT comes together for a good cause! #NTDonates

I'm a firm believer in Karma ... so giving from a good place gets you to a good place.

Im out of a job, applied for months ... just got that offer letter! #Karma nthat.gif

Congrats!!

I've been at the same job for 3 years, and they told us last month that 12/15 will be our last day here, no pension or anything. It's been a rough couple of weeks, but I've been staying positive and putting my resume out there. I know something good will come. I just have to be patient and stay on the grind.
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post #109 of 245
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Thanks to ALL of you, we've already reached our initial goal of $2,500 - with a full three weeks left in the campaign!

 

Special thanks to @bwrestler15, @JaysRcrak, and @lobotomybeats for generously offering BONUS donations for every $1,000 we raise together from here out.  We're just $325 shy of $3,000 - and our next bonus.

 

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Meth, I was reading over the contest guidelines and from what I see, it looks like we have to raise $5,000 in order to be eligible for the community match. Can you shed some light on this? nerd.gif

 

Forgive the delayed reply on this, I had to check in with Room to Read to be certain about how this works.

 

As it turns out, there's more fine print on this than I'd thought when I was initially briefed on it.  Whenever we make a community contribution, we always try to time it to coincide with matching grants whenever possible.  Our last couple of Room to Read contributions were matched dollar for dollar as part of large corporate challenge grants.  

 

In the process of planning this year's contribution, this opportunity was presented as a possibility for us and I was apprised of the basics.  It's not quite as straightforward as other matching grants, given that there are extra hoops to jump through, but obviously it offers a great deal that conventional (and all our previous) group fundraisers lack.  Already, we've saved 3%+ in transaction fees AND qualified the organization for a chance to win $5,000 extra. 

 

 

It IS true that Room to Read will need a total of $5,000 to qualify for the match from Skoll.  

 

Here's the good news:  they already had $1,160 to start with when we began our campaign, and we're only $1,200 or so away from clearing $5,000.  We're on pace to do this.  

 

Here's more good news:  at the moment, there are only SEVEN organizations qualified for the $5,000 bonus - and up to 20 can win it.  It's possible that many will rally to meet the criteria, but what could at worst have been a 1:3 chance is now looking pretty good.  I'll update you guys next week when the winners are announced.

 

Here's some even better news:  soon after we launched, a sponsor expressed interest in making a contribution of their own in support of our efforts.  It will be timed to help us out with next week's challenge goal.  

 

And here's the best news of all:  Room to Read currently has a challenge grant in place as part of their Destination Literacy campaign.  I'm told that all of the contributions made through our fundraising page will qualify for this as well.  So, potentially, we're actually looking at TWO matching opportunities for these funds!!

 

 

 

Here's the bottom line, though:  whatever the actual match from Skoll winds up being, we'll make it right regardless.

 

With all of the previous group fundraisers, we've matched all member contributions ourselves with a community donation funded by our ad revenues.  No matter what, we'll announce a 2014 Room to Read donation from NikeTalk at the conclusion of this campaign, and the amount will reflect the generosity demonstrated by our community through this fundraising effort.  

 

Plus, Room to Read will also be eligible for that 15th anniversary vote I mentioned earlier, and at stake there is one $10,000 contribution and one $5,000 contribution.  (And such a contribution would be eligible for the Destination Literacy match, too!)

 

So, if this is something you guys feel really strongly about, we can make a HUGE impact together. 

 

 

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I love it when NT comes together for a good cause! #NTDonates

I'm a firm believer in Karma ... so giving from a good place gets you to a good place.

Im out of a job, applied for months ... just got that offer letter! #Karma nthat.gif

 

Congratulations!

 

 

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Are you still encountering this?

 

 

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Meth, I accidentally donated to the "el 24" one (my Twitter SN) does this still contribute to NT?

mean.gif It's late man.

 

It doesn't count towards NikeTalk's total, but it DOES count towards Room to Read's total - and that's the most important thing.  If you visit our fundraising page and check "the team", you can see the combined impact for everyone currently raising money for Room to Read.  You're not the first NT member to have yours count in a separate category, but we're all working together to raise money for this cause.  

 

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Will donate! When's the deadline?

 

The Social Entrepreneurs Challenge ends December 5th.  

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@NCTwin Thanks man and much respect. I know things will work out for you as well. It's a battle but stay positive, keep pushing
and you will get through! ["Believe you can and you're halfway there" ... Theodore Roosevelt]

@Methodical Management Thanks and Much respect man!
post #111 of 245
Donated.

Off topic but really great for you to contribute when you're going through a tough time yourself @NCTwin

Thanks again for putting this together Meth.
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Donated.

Off topic but really great for you to contribute when you're going through a tough time yourself @NCTwin

Thanks again for putting this together Meth.

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@NCTwin Thanks man and much respect. I know things will work out for you as well. It's a battle but stay positive, keep pushing
and you will get through! ["Believe you can and you're halfway there" ... Theodore Roosevelt]

@Methodical Management Thanks and Much respect man!

Thanks guys. I feel like while it does suck for my situation, it could be a LOT worse. As of right now, I'm still getting a regular check, so why not give to something that's going to help out others who are in situations that far outweigh mine?
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Are you still encountering this?

Nope, worked today, donated!
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post #114 of 245
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Done.

Been mad at myself for not contributing to these in the past.


Same here.

Donated.

Thanks for putting this together @Methodical Management


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in. #NTScholars

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Donated, think I chose room to read as the team though.
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Donated, think I chose room to read as the team though.

 

You donated to the wrong team, you did it anonymously, and you didn't indicate your account name in the comments section as specified? 

 

post #118 of 245

Donated :Nthat But I don't need the badge. Feel free to keep it.

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Man I can't read.
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