I had a look at our JustGiving fundraising pages on the Internet, which now seem fully functional again following the troubled website overhaul of JustGiving a week ago.* It is really very encouraging to see the enthusiasm and support out there. Many much bigger charities are not getting such support. While I recognise this is partly as a result of our staff giving the World Land Trust an active presence on the social networking sites, the funds raised are a direct result of the enthusiasm and generosity of the public at large.
We currently have just under 50 fundraising pages, including some that we manage ourselves, and it is well worth looking at all of these and reading the feedback and comments. We are also aware of and grateful for supporters who regularly tweet about WLT, add our banners to their personal websites or social networking pages and tell their friends and family about what the World Land Trust does. It is very encouraging to all of us here at the WLT HQ to see such support. And I would also like all our supporters to know that we do read your comments, and do appreciate them, even if we are not always able to respond to them. We may not spot them all however, so if you do add links or comments about the WLT anywhere on the web, please feel free to send us a copy so that we can acknowledge your feedback.
Keep visiting the JustGiving pages, respond to our eBulletins and send us your comments. You don't have to make a donation every time, feedback is just as important -- we like to know you are out there, supporting us in so many different ways.
* Edit Wed. 1st July: We spoke too soon - it seems there are still problems making donations on the JustGiving pages. We have been assured that the JustGiving team is working very hard at fixing the remaining issues, and would ask our supporters to please bear with them. If you have tried to donate via JustGiving but failed, please accept our apologies.