On Thursday afternoon I put a challenge to my readers: I asked for 34 new donors to Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark via my Act Blue page by the end of quarter fundraising deadline midnight tonight.
I’m pleased to report that we surpassed that target in slightly less than 48 hours.
Over the past two days 35 of you generously donated $3,746, bringing HA’s total since March to an amazing 201 donors and $14,122.38. To put that in perspective, the folks at ActBlue suggest that over the course of a year, a typical blog might expect to raise about one dollar per average daily visit. Together, we’ve already raised over six times that. Wow.
Of course, just because we’ve met our target doesn’t mean we have to stop giving. Right now we’re less than $878.00 shy of the $15,000 mark, and it would be awfully gratifying to reach that plateau by midnight. So to those of you who haven’t yet given, I ask that you please give now. And to those of you who have already given, I thank you so much for your generosity and support.
Final tally: 204 donors for a total of $14,352.38 raised thus far. Thank you all.