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Small Donations Add up to Big Results for NOFA/Mass

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This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2019 November Issue Newsletter

By Suzy Konecky, NOFA/Mass Development Director

We are an organization that survives and thrives because of our community. This past weekend a group of NOFA/Mass staff and board members came together for our annual walk/run event in Lexington, Massachusetts. We collectively raised $18,303 for the organization thanks to all of you: our supporters and our members.

That $18,303 didn't come from 1, 2, 5, or even 10 donors. It came from over 150 generous people who each gave a modest gift. That is the power of community. 

Back in 2008, the New York Times reported on then presidential hopeful Barack Obama bringing in $28 million from people who gave $100 or less (and 40% of his campaign was from funded from gifts of $25 or less). That was the first time many of us truly realized that the old cliché "small donations add up" was indeed valid. Many small donations can add up to thousands of dollars in the case of NOFA/Mass, or millions of dollars in the case of a presidential election.

We are grateful to everyone who joined us on our walk/run last Sunday and invite you all—even though it is still a year away—to join us next year in our fundraising. For those who didn't have a chance to give to this particular effort yet, you can do so by Nov 15th!  It's a great way to show your support to the organization and help us advance our programs such as our policy work, carbon farming education, and food access initiatives." 

Remember, those modest gifts, collectively, can add up to thousands—but only if everybody takes part. 

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