195 Bloggers Stay Up Late and Make a Difference: Blogathon 2009

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For 24 hours starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 25th at 6:00 AM PT, 195 bloggers will be posting on their blogs every 30 minutes to raise money for the charity of their choice as part of the 2009 Blogathon. The deadline to be a participating blogger has passed, but you can still make a pledge to support one of the 195 registered bloggers until Friday, July 31st.

Fun, huh? Seems like a great idea for nonprofits to promote to their supporters who are already bloggers, or who want an excuse to start a blog. I wish I'd known about it earlier myself. I would have loved to have been a participant.

As of this writing, $23,987.17 has been pledged to all of the participating bloggers combined. Some of the top fundraisers are:

Tiny Bites fundraising for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
30 pledges totaling $1,509.33

Steve's Blogathon fundraising for The Montreal Children's Hospital (Autism Clinic)
19 pledges totaling $1,201.18

end the silence fundraising for RAINN
39 pledges totaling $1,153.00

Scheherazade in Blue Jeans fundraising for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
43 pledges totaling $982.24

You Don't Look Blind fundraising for Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
24 pledges totaling $852.34

Have you ever seen a nonprofit run a blogathon on its own? I'd love to hear about some other blogathon fundraising examples.

BlogHer Contributing Editor, Britt Bravo, also blogs at Have Fun * Do Good and is a Big Vision Consultant

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