I’m in the middle of trying to make a connection with a woman who has an amazing nonprofit project. Her project offers tremendous benefit to people who really need it, and I would love to help her get the word out. (I hope I can make a posting here tomorrow.)
Unfortunately, the only connection I’ve been able to make so far is on a MySpace page (for which I had to create a new account). There’s contact information here and there, but none of it quite works.
Remember that if you’re asking for help, especially for help on behalf of others, you need to make it incredibly easy. Make yourself easy to find. (This would be a great use for a gmail account.) Check your email pretty regularly. Create a simple single Web page that gives folks the basic information–what they can do to help and where they should send a check. Deliver a good old-fashioned call to action (for example, “Please send a check today to Johnny DoGood, at XYZ address . . . “).
You don’t have to spend a lot of money or a lot of time on this–there are a million great services that can help. I found this project on Squidoo, which is a terrific spot for it. Tumblr would also be excellent. Just make sure that you’re not putting up any barriers to letting others give you exactly what you want.
Donna, if you’re out there, I’d really love to reach you!