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There is nothing better for a nonprofit than to see its donors and supporters working hard to engage their family and friends in the spirit of giving. In the past couple of weeks, we've seen some great online fundraisers of some wonderful people working towards bringing everyone together for the greater good. Check out just a couple of the ones we've seen so far:

Worldbuilders 2011 Fundraiser: 
Long-term Heifer supporter and author Patrick Rothfuss has created this holiday fundraising campaign. He offers his readers a couple of different options on how they can join in on the spirit of giving to Heifer. Option 1 allows for a lottery win. All you have to do is check out his Team Heifer page and donate. Once someone donates the funds will be matched by 50% and someone will be entered to win a drawing full of swag. You can also pick Option 2, which gives you the option of buying 'stuff' but all of the proceeds go to the Worldbuilders Team Heifer fundraiser. Last but not least, Option 3 is a fun auction of different signed art or maybe a guest appearance in a comic book. 

Travel Bloggers Give Back
We are always grateful for bloggers who choose to write about the wonderful work those in our organization do. The co-founders of Green Global Travel blog have created a fun way to raise money for Heifer by donating 25¢  to everyone who signs up for their email newsletters.

Giving Back with Southern Weddings:
Southern Weddings, an online and hard-copy wedding publication, has joined the holiday spirit of giving by working towards raising enough money for a "Joy to the World" gift that includes: two sheep, four goats, a heifer and two llamas. To work towards their goal, they are asking their lovely and dedicated readers to support their fund and also donating a portion of their advertising rates to their fund. 

Real World Hero 2011
A couple of years ago, some gamers got together to create a group to help make the world a better place. They now have a fundraiser called Real World Hero. The premise behind the group is even though we can all play and have powers online, that doesn't mean we can't make a difference in the real world as heroes, too. Check out what the Real World Heroes are doing to make a change in the real world. 

Have you seen a great fundraiser to benefit Heifer online? Share with us in the comments.


Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is the Social Media Manager at Heifer International where she uses her skills digital marketing to improve the lives of those in need around the globe. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.