A grassroots approach to non-profit work is tough. The traditional model where money is granted by either the government or a major foundation requires a decent amount of up-front money, plus most major granting orgs only give funds to NGOs that have been around for a requisite number of years.
The More than Me Foundation, a non-profit I work with, has done amazing things in the last two and a half years by using social media to bring together a network of volunteers and small donors.
More than Me is in a Facebook contest that could potentially be a game changer. Check out this link on how to vote. Girls’ education has become the cause du jour in development, but it really is amazing to see the impact it has on the lives of not just the girls who are learning in a classroom for the first time, but also their parents, brothers, and the community.
So, Tumblr, if you find yourself on the Facebook, please vote. It really will make a difference.
We <3 More Than Me. Go-go gadget contest winning!