Focus on Fundraising
Our donors have exceeded our expectations, and we are very thankful. The bulk of contributions come in the form of individual donations prompted by our Research Momentum newsletter. However, there are several effortless ways for you to support CLL Global without writing a check.
The easiest thing you can do to support CLL Global is to search the web via GoodSearch (powered by Yahoo!). Their goal is to help people change the world with simple everyday actions. All you have to do is make GoodSearch your homepage and designate CLL Global as your charity of choice. Every time you search online, we get a penny. It does not sound like a lot, but if every person receiving Tidbits did one search a day for one year, an extra $3,500 could be raised. All for doing nothing out of the ordinary!
Have you ever made an online purchase? Plan on making one again? GoodShop is an extension of GoodSearch that has partnered with thousands of your favorite online stores (Best Buy, Nordstrom, Amazon, etc.). When you buy online through GoodShop, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to CLL Global. Participating stores even offer coupons exclusively through GoodShop.
GoodSearch offers a toolbar you can download which provides easy access to the Good websites and current store coupons. You can learn everything you want to know about Good stuff by clicking here.
Make a Wish
Facebook is a global phenomenon. We have our own little spot in its world. (Like us on Facebook!) One aspect that makes Facebook so powerful is its support of "anyone with a good idea or passion for change to impact the world."
You can host your own fundraising campaign via Causes on Facebook with proceeds benefitting CLL Global. It is so easy. Visit wishes.causes.com where you can choose from six wish options: birthday, wedding, run/walk/ride, holiday, memorial, and personal wish. Click on the big green button that says "Create a wish" to get started, and encourage your friends and family to support your cause.
Click here for an example of a great Wish in progress from one of our supporters, Mr. Bill Callahan.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Utilizing friends, family and other contacts significantly stretches a donor's contribution. Supporters have been generous in hosting events or using their talents to raise funds on behalf of CLL Global. Many of them have been discussed right here in Tidbits.
Never underestimate the power of a good old fashioned letter writing campaign. For several years, Brad and Rita Baker have solicited to their community on behalf of CLL Global. We happily provide the Bakers with copies of the CLL Global Research Momentum newsletter, brochures, letterhead and envelopes. The Bakers then write a personal appeal to their community. Over the years, they have generated $12,000 in extra funds we would have otherwise not received.
2011 fundraising has come to an end and all donations have been tallied...
Rene' Uze', Brenda Watson and Dr. Michael Keating
Rene' Uze' held a book signing and reception in June 2011. He continued to raise funds throughout the year and recently presented Dr. Michael Keating, President and CEO of CLL Global, with the remaining donations from the campaign. With funds previously received from the event and funds raised by his girlfriend Brenda Watson from a golf tournament, over $5,000 was raised for CLL Global from the folks in Cajun Country.
Will and Steve Newman
Will Newman is a master of the piano. He and his father wrote and produced an album with all proceeds benefitting CLL Global. CDs sold for $10 or for a donation amount of the purchaser's choosing. The total amount raised for CLL Global by the 'Believe Again' project exceeded $8,000.
Thanks to everyone who participated in these fundraising efforts!