A DOLLAR A DAY : it's back and ready to fund...
Three years ago I set up a charitable fundraising organisation on Steem called A Dollar A Day.
It raised money through collecting lots of small regular donations from several dozen generous Steemians.
These funds were gathered together and used to give financial help to around a dozen groups on Steem who were doing charitable and humanitarian work around the world.
A Dollar A Day was fully active for around 9 months and in that time it raised over $5,000.
With all the great charitable activities now appearing on Steem I decided that now is the time to revive A Dollar A Day.
A Dollar A Day - How it will raise funds
When A Dollar A Day was set up late in 2017 it operated by inviting people to make a daily donation of 1 SBD (then worth about $1) for as long as they wanted to. At the peak we had up to 30 people contributing like this.
Some people regularly donated STEEM instead of SBD, while others made one-off contributions. Some also supported the project by delegating to the @adollaraday account which was used to upvote the posts of the recipient charitable organisations.
We also had a number of Witness Supporters who helped A Dollar A Day with larger donations and delegations.
With this revival of A Dollar A Day while I would be delighted to receive any contributions or delegations to @adollaraday, in the first instance I am treating this as my personal fundraising initiative to see how I can help.
Initially I will be supporting A Dollar A Day in three ways...
I will be setting a minimum 10% beneficiary on all my posts to @adollaraday
I will be donating 1 SBD per day to the @adollaraday fund holding account
I will be delegating 3000 Steem Power to the @adollaraday account to make it an instant Dolphin.
I will review all my fundraising efforts at the end of the first month to see if I need to change my numbers to make it effective.
A Dollar A Day - How it will distribute funds
There are many groups already doing good work like Steem.Amal (Indonesia), SL-Charity (Sri-Lanka), the World Smile Project (Venezuela, Indonesia & the Philippines), and the Steemit Community Pantry (the Philippines).
A considerable number of individuals are also doing many great 'acts of kindness' particularly through the Steem Women's Club.
While many of the organisations supported by A Dollar A Day in the past (like School For SDG4 in Bangladesh, Papillon Charity in South Africa, ScholarsPH in the Philippines) have now sadly left Steem, there are a few that are still operating on Steem like Little Disciples in Venezuela, The Greens in Cameroon and BetterVision in Ghana.
I will attempt to support as many organisations and individuals as possible although my resources will be limited, at least at first.
I will be making the first distribution of liquid funds at the end of June. I will be posting before then with more details but in the meantime if any individual or organisation would like to be considered for funding or voting support please do comment below.
It is very different times on Steem now than it was in 2017 and 2018 so I am unsure how A Dollar A Day will work or how it will be received this time round.
However I hope it can do some good, and act as one more small indicator of the potential power for good that Steem and the Steem community represents.
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