How do you herd cats?

People are incredibly hard to motivate. In fact, while we try to fund raise it feels we are trying to herd cats. This little video demonstrates how effective we feel:

So the question becomes; how do we effectively fund raise? Our resources are scarce and we have even less time.

Here’s our list of ideas:

  • Doing a Polish dinner/dessert fundraiser night (people come expecting to donate and hear what we are doing, in person, and relationally based) – requires money to make money and time consuming.
  • Making a video of Alexis and I on what we do in Poland, that we upload to all of our different social web places. – free, except time consuming.
  • Send out support letters in the snail mail (electronic ones just don’t seem to be doing the job) – medium amount of time and money.

We may have to do a combination of all of those. Our goal right now is get our airfare paid, it keeps going up, and we can’t have more of that!

Gotta pray, gotta ask, gotta receive.