Now that the Blogathon site is officially live, I can now explain to you the process of donating to the charity. One of the main concerns most people have towards Blogathon is the fact the money they are donating will go somewhere else and not to the charities.
Now I cannot stress enough that by the end of it, the money that people donate will be donated directly to the charity’s donation page itself and not through the bloggers that blog for them nor through the Blogathon website itself.
Now if you’re interested in helping a Blogathoner by sponsoring their charity, this is a summary of how it works:
- Go to the Blogathon website.
- On the right hand corner there will be link pointing you to the list of bloggers and charities that they are blogging for.
- Choose your blogger to sponsor by clinking on them
- If you haven’t signed up yet, you have to register before you can pledge. Don’t worry, all you need is your name, email address and password for yourself. If you already have signed up, you need to log in by using the email address you entered and the password you chose.
- Enter the amount you wish to donate and the currency you’re donating in. If you wish to be anonymous, there is an option for you to do so.
- Once you continue, you’ll be asked to confirm your amount again.
- After confirming it, you’re done.
After pledging for the charity, you can donate to them directly at any time. Though after the Blogathon event which will end on July 29th 0600 EST, you will receive an email from the Blogathon website showing you the link in which you can go to directly to donate the amount you pledged. It is that easy.
Now the biggest question that most people ask about Blogathon is that if all they need to do is donate to the charity directly, why do they need to pledge on the Blogathon website itself? The answer is simple. It’s all about demographics. At the end of the day, Blogathon totals up the amount of people and the amount of money that’s raised. It helps us all know that events like this does do some good and regardless of the 24 hours of madness that ensues, what every participating blogathoner does is not in vain, especially for the charities that they are raising money for.
So if you’re up to it. you can head on over to the Blogathon website now and make your pledge for the willing to stay up late to make a difference for the charities and organisations that they all believe in.
This year Footsteps in the Mirror will be blogging to raise money for the Association for International Cancer Research which is a non-profit organisation that helps fund cancer research throughout the world. If you’re willing to help, you can sign up on the Blogathon website and pledge your amount right here. Help make a difference, no matter how small it may be.
For more on the Blogathon 2007 series, you can read them below: