Friday, May 15, 2009

Grist's Fundraising Lockdown, Vlogged Daily on YouTube

We've seen YouTube users do some pretty interesting things to raise money before, but environmental nonprofit/news outlet Grist may be taking home the prize. The Grist staff has locked themselves inside their Seattle headquarters and are refusing to exit the building until citizens donate $50,000 to the organization. And they're vlogging their whole experience on YouTube. Here's their Day 9 recap:

I'd venture that any fundraiser that involves marathon card-playing is probably a neat idea. Trying to decide whether to open your wallet to spring the Grist staff? Their YouTube channel provides some good background as to what the organization's all about.


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