Author: Buffy Smith

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Cool Earth at the 2015 Mongol Rally Launch

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A Mongol Rally Launch is a unique beast. It’s a chaotic mix of excitement, camaraderie, sweat and stupidity. Nowhere else on earth will you find such a collection of terribly pimped out granny mobiles with shopping trolly roof racks and homemade go faster stripes, alongside a group of people crazy enough to...

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Highlights from a month of Fundraising

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Last Month I went head to head with Mr Joolz of the Adventurists on a colossal month-long fundraising challenge. We spend a lot of time telling other people how to raise money, and it was time for us to prove we could do it too. The aim? To see who could...

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How to spice up your fundraising page

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Fundraising pages are a fantastic way to collect donations and make the whole fundraising process mighty simple. As all your friends and supporters will be visiting your page it’s important to make sure it’s full of absorbing content and looking it’s best. Luckily for you that is exactly what this post is for....

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A FUNDRAISING BATTLE ROYALE

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Week 1 – Bug Lunches Those delightful critters you see above are mealworms. Mealworms don’t taste very nice, in-fact I’d go as far to say they’ll well and truly spoil your lunch, more specifically my lunch. All week I’ve been chowing down on a host of different insects, all in the...

Fundraising Battle

James Vs Mr Joolz in the Great Fundraise-Off

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Being in charge of all things fundraising at Cool Earth means it’s my duty to be a model example for all budding new fundraisers, and what better way to show people how it’s done than by staging a good old fashioned-fundraise-off. I’ll be pitting all of my fundraising savvy and knowhow against...

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£400,000 IN THE BAG

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Don’t adjust your screen, you’re not still suffering blurred vision after last night’s gin escapades, you Adventurists really have raised £400,000 for Cool Earth. This is an indescribably excellent amount and we love you all immensely for it. But what would happen if all this cash fell into the hands of...

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WORDS FROM A PRESIDENT

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Being the president of anything makes you kind of a big deal. Even if you’re only allowed to be the president of your teams lunch supplies, that’s some pretty serious responsibility. Julian Quispe is the President of Tsimi – the Community Association that heads up our Ashaninka Project. He has to...

Face In The Press

How to get your face in the press

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A guest post by Chloe Hello Adventurers. The first bit of press I got was when I was four – a hard-hitting story about the dangers of broken pavements in Hownslow – so you could say I know a thing or two about PR. Getting a story in the local press is...

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TEAM HIPPO CONQUER FUNDRAISING

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A guest post by Team Hippo How 3 Cheapskates with limited fundraising experience raised $6600 dollars for Cool Earth on the Mongol Rally A Mongol Rally 2014 retrospective is a murky endeavour; tough to see exactly how it all came together because we had a destination goal, only a loose plan of how to get there,...