Fundraising is terrifying.
The last time I tried to fundraise, God basically confirmed that I should stop doing what I was doing, so I was a little gun-shy when I felt prompted to do a public, completely-at-the-mercy-of-others adoption auction fundraiser.
I’ve been doing hand-lettering (#pencilligraphy) for a number of years now, mostly for fun, and figured… might as well start selling them in hopes to make a few $ for our adoption. (Still no Etsy shop, and probably won’t ever have one, and I’m OK with that.) To make it more appealing to my non-art buying friends, I’ve also asked friends and local businesses in Vancouver, WA to sponsor some goodies.
I have zero marketing experience, a small “following” on Insta, and basically have no clue what I’m doing, so if anyone buys anything it’ll literally be purely be an evidence of God’s grace. This will be a humbling experience regardless of the result.
Anyhow, here are *some* the details to our adoption auction fundraiser!
- WHAT_#FrancisPartyof4 Auction for Adoption!
- WHERE_instagram.com/_kaiwen (Insta handle: @_kaiwen)
- WHEN_Wednesday, Nov. 30-Friday, Dec. 2 8 PM PST
Here is the lineup of confirmed donors so far… (List updated 11/18/16)
NATIONAL (ships nationally)
- United By Blue (Insta: @unitedbyblue)
- Kuju Coffee (Insta: @kujucoffee)
- Stand for Life Movement (Insta: @standforlife)
- SweetNSwag (Insta: @sweetnswag)
- GraceLaced (Insta: @gracelaced)
- LeslieWritesItAll (Insta: @leslie.writes.it.all)
- Plan My Wedding Please (Insta: @planmyweddingplease)
- Jenny Redmond (Insta: @jeniferedmond)
- Sarah & Garrett Celek/Kendi & Vance McDonald (Insta: @sarahcelek @49ers)
- Redeemed Jewelry (Insta: @redeemedjewelry)
- Willows (Insta: @willows_shop)
- Freckle Baby (Insta: @frecklebabyllc)
- Kate Nackerud, Noonday Collection Ambassador
- Pure Barre Corporate (Insta: @pure_barre)
- Seven Thirty (Insta: @_seventhirty_)
- Romp & Pomp (Insta: @rompandpomp)
- Whispers in Design (Insta: @whispersindesign)
- Kim McDonald
- Only One Life Creations
- SupaScript Hand Lettering (Insta: @supascript)
- Caroline Cobb Smith (Insta: @carocobbmusic)
- Lamplight Lettering (Insta: @lamplight_lettering)
- Jenni Albert
- Pencilligraphy (by me!)
SILICON VALLEY exclusives
- Orchard City Kitchen (Insta: @orchardcitykitchen)
- The Dudleys (Insta: @thekellyk)
- Pure Barre Los Gatos (Insta: @purebarrelosgatos)
- Rally Pizza (Insta: @rallypizza)
- Ben’s Bottle Shop (Insta: @bensbottleshop)
- Jen Hanley Photography
- Pure Barre Vancouver – Grand Central (Insta: @purebarrevancouverwa)