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Seven ways to support Bicycling Monterey’s eighth year

Laurel Thomsen, Charlotte Rozier Manis, Holly Heimer, Jacquelyn Smith Woodward, Kay Magenheim, Kathi Lares, Misty Koger Ojure, Sandi Overstreet Laney, and Terrill Keeler launched Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign, also endorsed by local bike advocate Henrietta Stern, at the end of 2015.

Scroll to the end of this post for results of the campaign.

Contributions continue to be welcome, via Pay Pal, Go Fund Me, or check. For how to contribute, and FAQs, click here.
Read the overview at https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey to learn about this campaign.

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Here are 7 ways to support

the 8th year of Bicycling Monterey:

  1. Tell others, including by sharing on social media. Share the link to http://bit.ly/GiveFAQs or to the crowdfunding page, https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey.Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.42.17 AM

  2. Contribute, then ask ten friends to match your contribution (or to give any amount!). Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 2.28.35 AM

  3. Tell people about the optional rewards for contributors:  http://bit.ly/RewardsBikeMRYIMG_9841

  4. Put up a poster at your workplace, community center, etc.

    Download PDF: 8th Year Bicycling Monterey poster

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  5. Consider showing the uplifting Bicycling Monterey videos at meetings or social gatherings of business associations, civic clubs, environmental groups, etc., or parties with friends or neighbors. Then encourage contributions. (If you’re in the Monterey Bay region, contact Mari if you’d like her to give a presentation too.)Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 7.56.04 PM

  6. Provide a gift certificate or other reward, to inspire others to contribute; click here.IMG_9734

  7. For more ideas about how to help, contact me.

What was the result of Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign?

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As of the campaign’s official end-date, May 31, 2016, just six percent (6%) of the fundraising campaign goal had been met. As a result, it will not be possible for Mari to continue doing all that she has the past seven years.

The crowdfunding campaign helped, in that the amount of contributions received via the campaign surpassed the total contributions from May 1, 2009 through December 21, 2015.

This includes that the crowdfunding firm itself was so inspired by the Bicycling Monterey work that on March 24, 2016, their own team members made the largest contribution Bicycling Monterey had received to date.

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The total raised during the campaign period (December 22, 2015 through May 31, 2016) was $4,646. That provides $12.73 per day for the 8th year. While every dollar is much appreciated, unfortunately that is far short of the fundraising goal. It will require severe cuts in the amount of time Mari can give to this work. To help keep Bicycling Monterey going, please give what you can, via PayPal, Go Fund Me, or check. Thank you.

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By November 18, 2016, the total crowdfunded was $5,285. People who appreciate the Bicycling Monterey work are urged to double that amount—the revised crowdfunding goal—by December 31, 2016. Thank you for your consideration and support. gofundmedotcombikemonterey

 

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