iCommons Summit FundraisingiCommons.org is calling for bloggers to help raise attention for an urgent fundraising campaign they launched yesterday.

You can read more about the campaign here, but I'll give you the skinny version in the meantime...

  • iCommons has one week to raise $63 000 for the iSummit in Croatia... Largely to pay for scholarships for 300 deserving volunteers from around the world.

  • They are calling for "21 Visionary Patrons" to sponsor a "basecamp" each on the way to the summit. Each basecamp is $3000.

  • You can help by adding your blog post, or vote (digg, muti etc) to help spread this idea - one of the "visionary patrons" might come from your blog!

  • You can help by just popping the button into your sidebar... here's some code to make that easy:

    <a href="http://icommons.org/fundraising/21-visionaries/"><img border="0" src="http://icommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/3.thumbnail.jpg"/></a>

  • If you're a designer, you can create your own button and submit it for use as part of the global campaign.

The button is designed to live on blogs after the campaign is over, so you won't have to take it down again after a week.

iCommons is an organisation that supports and promotes stuff like free software, open-education and creative collaborations online. Very, very important now, and increasingly important as the web becomes more influential in global business and economics, particularly for  emerging economies in Africa. (more)
AuthorDave Duarte