24 hours, 114% done, and infinite gratitude!
March 01, 2016
UPDATE: We did it!!! In just one day, we raised 114% of my remaining tuition balance - THANK YOU!
Now that we've passed our goal, you are still more than welcome to make a gift. I would note that any additional gifts will be considered a donation to StartingBloc's general funds, rather than tuition raised for me specifically - just want to be 100% transparent there!
Of course, if you'd like to donate airline miles for travel from Uganda to the States and/or Airbnb funds for accommodation, I have plenty of cat-memes up my sleeves for personalized thank-yous ;)
Help send Brenda to a social impact learning experience of a lifetime!
In thanks, you will receive a personalized, cat-memed theme letter before the Institute, as well as an udpate on the experience, learnings, and next steps post-Institute.
Have you ever wanted to change the world, no matter how crazy or naive it sounds?
Do you believe that we - as individuals, communities, and organizations - can BE better, DO more, and WORK harder together to create a world of equality?
Are you searching for ways you can make a positive social impact?
I have. I do. I am.
That's why I'm thrilled to have been selected as a StartingBloc Fellow, heading to New Orleans for a 4-day institute on social entrepreneurship! You can read more below, but in a nutshell, I can't wait to be immersed with other changemakers and leaders to learn, connect, and grow in our shared passion to do everything we can to make the world a better place.
I would love your support in order be able to attend this Institute as a launching pad for a social impact career. As many of you know, I'm currently based in Uganda on a fellowship (another step in my pursuit to learn how to change the world). The total cost of the institute - tuition, flight, accommodation, and meals - equals two months of my current stipend o_O.
I'm deeply grateful to have been awarded a scholarship to even be able to consider attending! But I still have more to do. Your generosity would help cover the remaining tuition costs, saving my savings (pun intended!) to cover my flight and everything else.
As a thank-you, I will send each and every supporter a personalized letter including a cat-meme chosen specifically for you! After the Institute, I will also send you a personalized update on the experience, lessons learned, and next steps so you know the details of the opportunity you made possible.
Thank you so much in advance for your support and much love!
READ MORE ABOUT STARTINGBLOC HERE:
On May 19, 2016, 80 StartingBloc Candidates will gather in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the NOLA '16 Institute for Social Innovation. At the NOLA '16 StartingBloc Institute, Fellows will participate in a series of workshops and activities designed to inspire, instruct, and stretch their limits. They'll learn directly from high impact change leaders, work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and build relationships with a community of lifelong allies.
Thank you for your donation to support an incoming StartingBloc Fellow! All donated funds are deposited directly into StartingBloc's account, and are donations towards this individuals Institute tuition. Before donating, please be sure to note the recipients TARGET GOAL. Any dollars raised over the target goal will be considered a donation to StartingBloc's general funds, rather than tuition raised for the Fellow you are supporting. If you are interested in supporting this individual above their target goal, we recommend you reach out to them directly.