By Sean Fitzgerald, NANPA Past President
How You Can Help “Crowdfund” Our High School Program with $10 and 10 Minutes
The NANPA Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps fund many NANPA projects we all know and love. One of those is our High School Scholarship Program, which has literally changed the lives of its young participants and helped create future generations of conservation photographers (including one of our past NANPA presidents, Gabby Salazar!).
Beginning in 2016, we began basing the NANPA High School Scholarship Program at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and we’re committed to making this annual event. This is exciting for NANPA, as it will provide an incredible experience for the participants and allow us to tell a conservation story about the Smokies and its incredible ecosystem. We think it could become a model program (and get a lot of great press for NANPA too).
While it is an exciting program, we have to raise funds to make it so. The Foundation is currently conducting an online “crowdfunding” drive on a crowdfunding site called Razoo.
What is “crowdfunding”? Crowdfunding is simple. When lots of people donate a few dollars to a great cause using a simple and reputable crowdfunding website, amazing things can happen. Razoo is the industry’s best crowdfunding site for nonprofit projects (and donations are tax deductible as well).
We are looking to not only fund the 2017 program with this campaign, but raise enough money to commit to funding the annual program through 2019. The drive goes through December 2. So click the link NOW, kick in $10 or $20 bucks, and help us fund this great program well into the future.
One final note – if you know a high school student who may be interested in applying to this program, the application to participate in the July 10-15, 2017 program will be available before the end of the year.