Sunday, October 16, 2011

A New Well Publicized Fundraiser

Thank you to those who participated in the Help the Children of Africa fundraiser.

We are beginning a new fundraiser to help the aid organization Every Mother Counts and we are very excited about the opportunities we have to promote and bring traffic to it.

Here is a copy of the email I sent out earlier that explains many of the details:
We have an important opportunity for the Daily Paintworks community and we need your help.

Our latest fundraiser is for a very worthy cause, Every Mother Counts, and is a collaboration between DPW artist Kristina Laurendi Havens, and one of the most popular blogs in the world - Dooce.com (Heather Armstrong) - with over 3.5 million page views/month.

Every Mother Counts is a non-profit dedicated to combating maternal mortality worldwide and creating tangible, concrete projects that truly work. It was co-founded by Christy Turlington, who directed the award-winning film, No Woman, No Cry.

Read the back story and links on the challenge page itself.

The theme for the challenge is Mom and is open-ended to encourage participation. Your painting can be anything within the general theme of Mom. And as always with the fundraising challenges, please feel free to submit paintings you already have.

When Dooce.com publicizes the fundraiser in the next of couple weeks, it will result in a big jump in traffic to DPW. As an example of this, when Heather (Dooce.com) wrote a week ago about Kristina's five paintings she is donating to the cause, our traffic increased from about 4,700 to 6,900 unique visitors a day for several days.

That being said - we can't raise money if we don't have paintings to sell - which is where you come in. Your participation is important and very much appreciated. It would be great to get as many paintings submitted to the challenge as quickly as possible.

We will be getting traffic from three new sources for this fundraiser:
Please consider submitting a painting for this fundraiser to help it become a big success!

Whether or not you are able to participate, please help promote the fundraiser through your blog, website, Facebook page, friends, and family.
We would love to have your participation!

- Carol and David

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