If you know a woman who wishes she’d known more about technology as a kid or a young girl who thinks tech jobs are for geeks, and you’ve been wanting to help change that for others like them, TechGirlz is giving you a 24-hour window to help with its 10 for 10 fundraiser on Thursday.
June 14, 2012 is Twive and Receive day, a full 24-hour fundraising event organized by online fundraiser site Razoo.com. With a focus on bridging the gender gap in the tech industry by introducing middle school-age girls to the world of technology, TechGirlz is hoping to raise at least $25,000 in donations and rank as one of the top two fundraisers nationally to win an additional $10,ooo to $15,000 to support 10 more classes, camps and activities, said TechGirlz co-organizer Tracey Welson-Rossman, who is also involved in Philly Startup Leaders and marketing officer for Chariot Solutions.
(Razoo charges a standard 2.9 percent fee, which it describes as a low charge to cover credit card processing.)
To get the community involved, Techgirlz is using Twitter and other forms of social media to ask everyone to make a $10 donation at the Twive and Receive donation page on June 14 then pass the message on to 10 more friends, colleagues, or family members.
Here’s the recap: $10, 10 friends, $10,000 prize, 10 programs
To help TechGirlz meet their ambitious goals, here’s what you can do:
- Create a calendar alert for June 14, 2012
- On June 14, this Thursday, visit the Twive and Receive donation page and make a $10 (or more) donation to TechGirlz. Your gift only counts if you give on Thursday, the organizers say.
- Tell at least 10 of your friends to donate on June 14, too. If you tweet, you can use the @TechGirlzOrg Twitter handle.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 beginning at 3:00 am EST on June 14 for 24 hours.
To learn more about Techgirlz before you donate, check out a video explaining its work below: