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Pledge your Birthday.

It’s easy. Instead of gifts, ask for donations.

What IS A BIRTHDAY PLEDGE?

Frequently Asked Questions

Your birthday pledge will help us continue working towards our mission. We can only do this vital work with the dedicated support of people like you. Thank you.

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What is a birthday pledge?

A birthday pledge is uniquely different and an exciting way to celebrate your birthday.

You let your friends and family know that, instead of giving you birthday presents, they should make a donation to Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation. It does not cost you anything to pledge your birthday.

All you need to do is make the pledge, and let FAME and your friends do the rest!

We will create a unique birthday pledge page for you, you can then share the unique link with your friends and family.

Each person you share the link with can make as much or as little donation as they like on your pledge page.

How do I make a pledge?

You can make your pledge by completing the pledge form using the pledge button.

You can also make your pledge by email, all you need to do is email us: info@thefameinitiative.org.

Make the subject of your email Birthday Pledge.

Then tell us your name, when your birthday is and how much you would like to raise.

Once we receive your email, we will set the ball rolling on your birthday pledge fundraising campaign.

What happens next after my pledge?

Once we create your birthday pledge page, we will create a beautiful flier and give you a unique page link you can start sharing with your family and friends.

And anyone you think may want to make a donation.

You can share your pledge page on your favourite social media platform including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp.

How much should I pledge?

You know your friends and family best.

Take a rough guess as to how much you think you may raise and make that your target.

You can also factor in contribution from yourself if you are planning to make a donation as well.

You can also set your pledge target by thinking of the number of students or school you want to provide quality leadership education for. As a rough example, $263 can provide quality leadership education to a school (60 Students).

What is the minimum amount I must raise?

We do not impose a minimum fundraising target on you, we encourage you to set your own goal. However much or little you raise will make a big difference to the lives of students in desperate need of quality leadership education.

To give you and your supporters a goal to focus on, we do recommend that you set a target of at least $263, you can always aim to raise much more than that. Every penny raised will transform lives.

Any suggestions for how to go about achieving my goals?

We will design the page for your birthday fundraising campaign to make using your birthday to help other people easy. Our team and your supporters will do all the heavy lifting, it is your birthday after all.

The main thing you need to do to meet your birthday pledge fundraising target is to share your donation page with as many friends as possible.

You should also encourage your friends and family to share your page with their friends as well.

This could increase the number of donations to your birthday pledge significantly.

For how long does my birthday fundraising pledge remain active?

We keep your birthday pledge fundraising page open for as long as you like. You can request that we close it once you achieve your target.

We are also happy to keep it open for the rest of the year, so that you can share the page with your friends at any time of the year, even after your birthday.

Can people from outside my location support my birthday pledge?

Yes, people from any part of the world can donate via your birthday pledge page. All they need to make a donation is to fill the form. We encourage you to share your pledge page with your contacts in your location and abroad.

Will I be informed about every donation?

Yes, you will be sent an email summary of every donation. You will also see their names, and the date they made their donation. Please note that there is an option for a donor to choose to be anonymous. The details of such a donor will not appear in the email summary, but the amount donated will be shown.

I would like to pledge my birthday but I am a Luddite, can I still pledge?

Yes, you certainly can. Some of our supporters have done just that. You can just tell your friends and family that you prefer a donation to Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation on your birthday, in lieu of birthday gifts. You can just get them to donate cash to a bucket, collect the cash and send it to Fashioned and Made for Excellence Foundation.

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It’s a solid investment; access to quality leadership education is perhaps the single most powerful tool for ending our poverty of leadership problems in Nigeria and Africa.