Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Alliance for Education Joins “Everyone Gives” Global Giving Event

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, the Alliance for Education will participate in a revolutionary eight-day global giving campaign spanning more than 60 countries around the world. “Everyone Gives” promises to be the most extensive and inclusive global giving event ever attempted, benefiting more than 200 non-profits around the globe.

This is an easy way for our supporters to donate to the Alliance and to tell their friends and family about why our work is important to them. Donating is simple and secure, and one hundred percent of all donations made through Everyone Gives go directly to the non-profit selected by the donor.

Participants make a small donation, as little as $5, to the Alliance through the Everyone Gives website and then tap into their social networks via email, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to invite friends, co-workers, clients and family to support the Alliance. “I think of it as a giving tree,” explains Doug Frye, President of Colliers International and a founding sponsor of Everyone Gives. “One donation becomes five, five becomes 25 and 25 can become hundreds. And you can track your giving tree and your friends’ giving trees on the Everyone Gives website.”

1. Start your giving tree at www.everyonegives.org (click on "Start Your Tree" in the top right corner).
2. Donate $5 to a charity of your choice. (We'd love it if you chose the Alliance - just search for "Alliance for Education" when adding a charity!)
3. Ask two people to give to your charity or to select a charity of their choice.
4. Ask these two people to reach out to two more people, creating a giving tree with exponential growth potential.