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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 527 views]
A Crowdfunding Class Project! Lessons for Offline and Online Students

Info For Other Educators Who Might Want to Do the Same.

By Kristen Palana
-Aura’s House Founder and Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome
 
Hi there.
 

This April and May I’ll be leading 10 amazing American University of Rome students in my COM408 Media, Art, and Social Activism class to do a class crowdfunding project as part of our course work this semester. My AUR students have been using an online course I created in January, How to Successfully Raise Money Online For You and Your Cause as part …

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[6 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,337 views]
Learn How to Generate Support & Raise Money For Your Cause

Can one ordinary person make a difference in the world and create a massive wave of positive change? Kristen Palana’s newest online course, How I Raised $100K For Charity With No Fundraising Experience answers with a resounding YES and is now live at Udemy.com.
This course was created to empower ordinary people to plan, create, and manage their first successful online fundraising campaign even for those who have no previous fundraising experience and no idea where to start. 10% of proceeds raised will benefit active projects at Palana’s online grassroots …

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[2 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 972 views]
Students from The American University of Rome Successfully Raised $415 for Anna Marie’s Education

UPDATE: November 2, 2014.
Students of The American University of Rome (AUR) have come together this semester to create a volunteer club where engaged young people can help bring about positive change in their local and global communities. As their first project, The Volunteer Club, worked to raise funds for The Education Project for Anna Marie, so that this bright young woman from The Philippines will have a chance at staying in University and continuing her education. 
The Volunteer Club hosted a bake sale on Tuesday, October 14 from 10am – 4pm …

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[26 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 896 views]
Update on Mike’s Race to Help Students in the DR.

Mike’s heroic battle in the seven-day Grand to Grand Ultra Race, one of the most grueling distance races in the world, may have come to an end, but his goal to raise funds for 15 high-achieving students in The Dominican Republic for special ESL Training through Children International has not.

After months of preparation, Aura House partner, Mike Epler, bravely competed in the ‘Grand to Grand Ultra Race, to try and raise $3000 to provide 15 Dominican students with the opportunity to study English. In addition to competing, Mike compassionately has pledged to match each donation from his own funds until September 28th.

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 696 views]
New AH Volunteers: Introducing Stefani and Martina

For the next few months, Aura’s House will have a few extra helping hands working behind the scenes. Please join us in welcoming Stefani and Martina.
 

Introducing Stefani:
Olá, my name is Stefani de Matos and I am a new volunteer here at Aura’s House. I am currently a junior at The American University of Rome (AUR), where I began my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2011. I am studying Business Administration and minoring in Film and Digital Media. I will graduate from AUR in December of 2014, yet I am …