Pledge tracking services, blocked calls, and other stuff.
OK, so it’s been a week since I’ve written anything here. During that time, (or at least the past couple days of it,) I’ve been trying to find a service that will track pledges for a charity event. I’ve talked about Blogathon here a little bit, but I’m not sure if I’ve explained that it used to be an official event at one time, it stopped happening officially in 2010 and now a few of us just do it on our own. In essence, Blogathon is a pledge drive for charity, (although I really do try not to make it sound that boring!) Over the past couple years, I’ve used FirstGiving, but this year, in addition to some other plans, I want to blog for a small local charity that’s affiliated with our church. I can’t use FirstGiving for this, because they charge exorbitant fees for nonprofits to sign up with their service. Not only that but the charity uses PayPal to handle online donations, so that’s already taken care of. We all know how pledge drives work, (you pledge, then usually the donation happens either monthly, or after the event is over.) Of course this used to be part of the event itself, but now i’m left trying to put a square peg into a round whole. The one’s I’ve found want you to pay for them, and it’s like I don’t need the full thing, just that part!
Now that I’ve bored you with all those details, I’ll say that I managed to miss a blocked call at 1: 35 AM, and of course they didn’t leave a message, and didn’t call back. Last weekend was our memorial day service at church, and the barbecue afterwards, and I always enjoy that that. I’m still working on my lesson for healing rooms, I have to teach at the luncheon on 6/10, and I’m so not a teacher! I used to be a fairly good speechwriter, (although I never could use an outline to save my life!) but I’m just not a teacher.