Giving Tuesday 2017

Start your hacker fundraiser today!

Aaroh Mankad just got hired at Facebook.

Estela Diaz led her first web development workshop for high school students.

Ryan Gates worked with the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation to select technical solutions to recycling contamination.

What do these three people and 200 others have in common? They are members of Hacker Fund who accessed educational resources and are now actively supporting the community.

We have not come this far without our hard-working volunteers and all of you, our community of supporters who want to liberate, educate, and protect alongside us!

That being said, Global Giving Day aka "Giving Tuesday" is tomorrow, November 28th, and here is how you can help us make sure that we take advantage of the opportunity at hand!

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Let's get you set up for success!

Last year, we raised over $15,000 through Facebook fundraisers.

In honor of #GivingTuesday this year, the money you raise tomorrow will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $1,000, and Facebook is waiving all fees. The matching begins at 8AM EST tomorrow, November 28th, 2017!

I repeat: All donations count for double tomorrow!

I have outlined several steps you can take to set up your fundraiser below:

Step 1: Click here to start a fundraiser.

Step 2: Click "Raise Money" and a smaller window will open and then choose "Nonprofit" from the three options.

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Step 3: Click "Browse All" on search for "Hacker Fund" and make sure to include the space between Hacker and Fund.

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Step 4: Once you have chosen Hacker Fund, you will be able to begin inputting your text.

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Step 5: Customize your content!

We'd love for you to add personality to your text and description. Here are the details we want to make sure you include:

  • Please use this format for the Fundraising Title: Help [your first name] raise $1k to empower technologists creating social change!

  • Enter December 31, 2017 as the end date for your fundraiser.

  • Your goal amount is $1,000.

  • Please use this photo as your header photo so that we can identify your fundraiser! If you would like a custom photo, please message us. If you have volunteered with us in the past, we most likely have a photo of you in action. We can send you those photos for you to include!

In regards to the section titled, "Tell Your Story" feel free to use your own words to describe your experiences with Hacker Fund but here is an excerpt to include if you'd like to copy and paste it in:

"Aaroh Mankad just got hired at Facebook."

"Estela Diaz led her first web development workshop for high school students."

"Ryan Gates worked with the Department of Sanitation to select technical solutions to recycling contamination."

What do these three and 200 others have in common? They are members of Hacker Fund who accessed educational resources and are actively supporting the community.

For this reason, I am raising funds in support of Hacker Fund, a nonprofit incubator that empowers hackers to create social change.

Members of Hacker Fund are actively using technology to liberate the disadvantaged, educate the community, or protect the environment.

Hacker Fund has made a lot of progress since this time last year:

  • 4 city partnerships to date

  • 15,000+ technologists served to date

  • Grew to 200+ active members

  • Began research & development for a new community space

  • 3x the number of nonprofit projects incubated since the end of 2016

  • Grew to serve 50+ educational events per year

  • Expanded services in order to provide capacity-building support for scientific projects

I believe in their team!

They are raising funds so that can grow in 2018 by expanding the staff, organizing more events, and opening the doors to their new enrichment facility.

If you donate to my Facebook fundraiser campaign on November 28th, your donation counts for double thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thank you! <3

Step 6: Publish and share!

Once you post the fundraiser, please invite your friends to donate! Once someone contributes to your campaign, you'll be able to view it on our Facebook page here.

To see fundraisers in action that were published by your fellow Hacker Fund supporters, feel free to click here.

You're all set!

Thank you so much for being with us today as we celebrate #GivingTuesday! We can't thank you enough for the support you've given us thus far! <3

If you have any questions or issues setting up your fundraiser, do not hesitate to reach out to me.