Eve [500K DAY 29]

Tomorrow is the last day of the 30 day blogrimage. I hate to say this, but I'm so happy this is the last day! Writing about money--specifically asking for money--is not the easiest or most fun. 

We still have 5 months until we're most likely going to start our first service, so we have more time to raise support. Behind the scenes this will happen, and won't be talking so much online about asking for money. 

As of now, though, we have a steady supply of monthly givers, and are very encouraged with how far we've come in a month. We still have more to go, but we're way closer to our goals. 

Random [500K Day 27]

Money is coming in from the mos unexpected places. Friends I haven't talked to in years, acquaintances from different faiths, and people I've never interacted with are giving. 

When it comes to tasks like asking for money, people often give up before trying. Now that we've put ourselves out there, the most random of people are stepping up to strengthen our vision. I'm glad we tried--all this work is paying off.  Thank you to all who are helping!

Feeling the fire [500K Day 25]

We have 5 days left in the Blogrimage. We still have a long ways to go before we have the equivalent of 300 people giving $30/month.  

Many people have committed. Many people are already giving. When the people who have committed start giving, we'll be at the halfway mark or a little more.  That's great progress, but we still have to work hard to bring in the rest. 

Figuring out the best strategy for following up with people is important. I don't want us to come off as pushy, though we don't want to lose potential investment because we are afraid to have those kind of conversations. 

At the end of the day, we can't force people to do anything. All we can do is ask for help and give people the opportunity to make their own decision. 

Right now, I'm feeling encouraged that we progressed so far. However, we still have to cast vision and recruit more investors.