As a small organization taking on a big problem – poverty – we rely not on a huge marketing department (there's only one of us), but on people like you who have a heart for the poor.
Earlier this week, we posted a list of 10 ways you can get involved with Five Talents. Today, we're adding another to the list:
Help us spread the word about our new "5 on 5" promotion.
On March 5, we will be asking friends, family, neighbors, passers-by – anyone who can – to give $5 through our Facebook Causes page.
Why through Facebook? Every time someone makes even a small donation to Five Talents on Facebook, their action is noted on their wall and on their friends' news feeds. When your mom or classmate or neighbor sees that you have just given $5 to Five Talents, he or she might say, "Hmm... what is Five Talents?" and then click over to our Facebook page.
Or this person might say, "Oh, how nice, I think I'll give $5 to their cause, too."
In other words, every time one person makes a donation through our Causes app, potentially hundreds more hear about Five Talents.
Five dollars doesn't always go a long way in the developed world. But in places like Peru, Burundi and Indonesia, it can make up a good chuck of a micro-loan that a woman might use to help grow her business into a sustainable enterprise. Income generated from that business can feed her family and put her kids in school.
Think about it: Just five donations on Facebook can create a new loan of $25.
But let's say $5 will be hard for you to cough up on March 5. Maybe you have to buy someone a birthday gift, or maybe you're struggling to make ends meet and don't even have enough money to eat two good meals a day.
You can still help.
Save the image below to your desktop and make it your Facebook profile picture for a few days leading up to March 5.
Or post it to your wall and ask your friends to do the same.
Help us take the fight to poverty on March 5. Help us land a hard blow.
You're our secret weapon.