The Speakers for Awareness project was one of the participants in the recently held GlobalGiving bonus week, where a 50% surcharge was given on donations.
Despite the great commitment of our organization for this sympathetic action of GlobalGiving, in which cooperation was provided by other Dutch NGOs such as Wakibi (www.wakibi.nl) and Economy Transformers Academy (www.economytransformers.nl/academy) who have informed their own supporters and donors (more than 10,000 people) by email about the Speakers for Awareness project and the bonus week of GlobalGiving, all these efforts unfortunately hardly led to donations.
We believe that the reluctance to make a donation stems from the financial difficulties many people are currently facing due to the Corona crisis. We also regret that the most common form of payment in the Netherlands on the internet, IDEAL, is not offered by GlobalGiving. We have investigated this, and for many people this also forms a barrier that causes people to refrain from making a donation.
Because the amount that has been raised for the Speakers for Awareness project to date is not sufficient to build the necessary booking site, Foundation Green Cross Netherlands is now focusing on approaching and writing the upcomming months to financially successful high net worth Dutch people.
We would like to conclude this short report positively by stating that the number of Dutch (top) speakers who have registered to participate in the ideal Speakers platform 'Speakers for Awareness' is growing every month. We expect to have more than 100 Dutch participants around the turn of the year.
These SfA participants believe in the necessity and strength of the SfA platform and together represent a goodwill of E 750,000 for IMPACT projects!