Sally Hetherington

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Australia, Charity, Crowdfunding, Developing countries, Development, Human and Hope Association, Poverty, Sustainability, Thoughts

Running a crowdfunding campaign for your charity? Read this first.

It isn’t easy for charities to stand out from the crowd nowadays. It takes a lot of planning, networking and commitment to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.  These 10 tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign have been put together from my personal experience of running several crowdfunding campaigns for Human and Hope Association, a Cambodian charity. With each crowdfunding campaign, I developed my knowledge, worked out what didn’t ‘speak’ to  ...

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Charity, Developing countries, Development, Poverty, Sustainability

Is giving direct aid a good thing or a bad thing?

A few years ago I was at a hospital about 60km from Siem Reap, Cambodia. My friend, a nurse, was working as an advisor there to build the capacity of the nursing staff. She became frustrated as the staff weren’t taking care of their equipment. When she raised the issue with them, they shrugged and responded, “Who cares? We will just get more donated.” Giving direct aid is a sensitive topic. In some cases, it can be effective, such as cash transfer programs. However, there  ...

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Charity, Child Protection, Crowdfunding, Developing countries, Development, Education, Empowerment, Human and Hope Association, Poverty, Preschool, Social Enterprise, Sustainability, Water

Elephants for Education

For every elephant you purchase you provide education to a Cambodian child. Help us break the cycle of poverty with knowledge. I am SUPER excited about this new crowdfunding campaign for Human and Hope Association that launched today. In order to fund our education programs for 2017, we are asking you to purchase an elephant for education. These elephants are made by graduated sewing students from Human and Hope Association, who make them for a fair wage at their homes. By purchasing an  ...

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Charity, Health, Poverty, Social Enterprise, Social problems, Sustainability, Women

Ecopads Australia

1 in 5 girls leave school in India, due to menstruation and lack of awareness around it. As those of you who know me are aware, I have no problem talking about my period. It is a natural part of every woman’s life and there shouldn’t be a stigma around it. So today when I came across a fabulous crowdfunding campaign I knew I had to share it! THE PROJECT Ecopads are cloth sanitary pads. Ecopads Australia use a one-for-one model, providing a female in India with an ecopad when you  ...

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