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Creative fundraising, part two
The dust from Haiti's mega-quake had barely settled when I got a call from actor Billy Baldwin* as I drove to the Seattle Mercy Corps office.
Mongolia: Mongol Ralliers and Mercy Corps interviewed on New Day Northwest!
On Wednesday I had the great privilege of representing my team, Baatar Hero — along with Christine from team Just A Steppe Away and
Haiti: In the lakou, under a mango tree
Outside of the town of Mirebalais, in Haiti's Central Plateau, we visit the small community of Sarazin. We are here to do a community mobilization — the first step in engaging a community in a cash-for-work project.
Helping Haiti — every little bit makes a difference
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 was an average day — or so I thought. As I sat drinking my afternoon coffee, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, more than three thousand miles away from where I was in Washington state.
Creative fundraising, part one
This may seem a little whacked but I swear it's true. I was able to come up with $120 and make an online gift to Mercy Corps last week. How? Haircut money. Let me explain.
Tips for effective fundraising
Need help getting your MPower fundraiser off the ground? Here are some tips to help you maximize your fundraising potential.
Stand up for their rights, too
The last time I wrote here, I talked about the stripping of dignity through exploitative photography.
Guatemala: Travels in Alta Verapaz
It's raining again in Coban, Guatemala. Driving out to visit some communities, we come upon the apparently eternal landslide bleeding from the rain the night before, and washing out the road with its rust-red mud and boulders.
Kyrgyzstan: The humbling reality of recent events
I was several days into my Mercy Corps internship and still couldn’t kick the jet-leg. I decided to trade in the view of my bedroom ceiling for some fresh air. I walked towards the city center as dawn crept over the jagged snowcapped peaks of Kyrgyzstan.
Haiti: Rural scenes of Haiti's Central Plateau