We’re ready to rock and roll with the site.
I’ve redone or updated most of the content, with the exception of the section on the street children of Kabul, which features Jamshid’s photos. That will come soon. We’re also waiting for CharityHelp’s programmer to create our specialised donation widget. Once it’s ready, we’ll be able to set up special fundraisers and provide a donate button on our site or any other site that wants to get involved, such as Vets for Afghanistan. Each donation button will feature a fundraising thermometer, so we’ll be to see how we’re progressing towards each goal.
At this stage, I want to encourage our small band of Facebook activists to register for the forums (thanks to Kristen for getting in early on this), contribute to the discussion, and put a hands up if you have anything to contribute to this blog. Blog items can be short – a few paragraphs – or moderately lengthy. Or they might simply be photos with captions. Topics can include background info about Afghanistan or reports of trips/experiences there; our orphanages; sponsoring; fundraising. Anything that furthers our goals of supporting AFCECO; making life better for all Afghans, especially the children; and building a useful network for sponsors.
Once we have a core group here, then it’ll be time to really launch the site. Stephanie from CharityHelp has offered to help us with this, and I’m gathering a list of Afghan-related sites we can contact. We’ll also want to tweet and Facebook about it. If you have any suggestions for publicising the launch, please let me know. You can either respond to this post or post in the discussion groups.
I’m very keen to make this an international site, so let’s do what we can to encourage non-US sponsors to get involved.