My campaign ended last night, it was extremely successful and a very positive experience. So many people donated; family, close friends, old friends, teachers, photobooth fans and complete strangers. The dollars raised will fund my research trips and more and the supportive comments I received will be good fuel for the long days when I'm working on the book.
For the curious, here are my final numbers. In 23 days I had 80 donors, my goal was $2,550 and I raised $3,737, which is 147% of my goal.
I can't say thank you enough, but I'll start to trying by thanking the donors from the last two days of the campaign.
Now it's time for me to switch gears! I leave in 22 days. I have to get everything ready for the trips and finish up the last of the perks so they're ready to be mailed out when I get back.