If you’ve ever wondered how to create a successful online fundraising campaign, you don’t have to look any farther than Clare Sayas on Team Never Settle. Clare is celebrating her 25th birthday today, but she began counting down to the exciting milestone 25 days ago. You see, Clare is known for hosting epic birthday shin digs. I’ve attended a couple myself in recent years, and I’ve heard the stories from high school. These are events you don’t want to miss! But Clare decided to do something a little bit different this year.


Instead of inviting friends to a party, Clare setup a Never Settle fundraising campaign benefiting clean water projects in Cambodia. She named the campaign 25 Reasons to Do Good in the World and set a bold $525 fundraising goal. For 25 days, she turned her blog into an online fundraising machine. She motivated, and I must say entertained her donors all along the way by celebrating Water Wednesday with Pikachu, revealing funny facts about herself, and even giving professional advice.

Water Wednesday Pikachu

Clare used her blog posts to engage her network of family and friends on Twitter and Facebook asking them to “help her help others” for her birthday. She thanked donors publicly and even allowed them to make blog requests. All of this made it possible for Clare to surpass her $525 fundraising goal before she turned 25, but don’t worry, there is still time left to donate to Clare’s campaign. The world becomes a better place when passionate people like Clare make the choice to never settle. From the entire Never Settle Team, we wish Clare Sayas a very happy 25th birthday.

–Jeremy Pittman, Never Settle Executive Director

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