2017 Clean Water Fast Survey

Posted on: September 6, 2017

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Clean Water Fast Partner Challenge

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Member of an organization that partners with Engineers in Action? Join the Partner Challenge and 50 percent of the funds your raise will go toward a future trip with EIA.

Partner Organizations include:

What You Need to Do:
  1. Decide if you will fast as an organization or individuals within the organization. EIA suggests each participating member of your organization create their own fundraising page.
  2. Set up fundraising page(s) here: bit.ly/FastWithEIA2017
  3. Promote your fundraising page as much as possible before, during and after the Fast Sept. 28-30
  4. Send direct email asks to your professors, friends and family.
  5. Use the social media guide to ask your social networks, including your organization’s social media channels, for support.
  6. EIA will earmark half the money you raised for your team.
  7. The other half will go to Engineers in Action to help us support your team and many others as we work to provide clean water to Latin Americans in need.
  8. Follow up with your donors with at least one thank you and announcement of funds raised after the fast.

Clean Water Fast Group Challenge

Posted on: August 16, 2017

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, right? Rally friends, family or other connections and challenge them to join you for your 36-hour fast!

It’s a great way to create accountability for the length of the fasting period while also increasing support of Engineers in Action. The more fasters participating, the more likely EIA is to eradicate water poverty and increase capacity in rural South American villages, so get your group together now.

Ready? Get started here:

  1. Sign up as a faster!
  2. Decide who you want to invite to fast with you. Ideas include:
    • A group of friends – a simple group text sharing the link above should get you started!
    • Coworkers – Walk around with a sign-up sheet. If they don’t want to Fast, they might give you a donation instead! Once you get a list of people interested in fasting, send out an email sharing the link above so they can create their personalized faster page.
    • Youth Group or School Org – At your next meeting or function, share why EIA is important to you and why you’re fasting, then invite others to join you! Follow up by sharing the link above.
  3. Once your group is set, start a string of communication (via Facebook, text or email). Tag Engineers in Action if it’s on social media.
  4. Before the Fast:
    • Plan your asks for donations using the templates available on your Fast page.
    • Share articles or information about the benefits of fasting
    • Celebrate when you get a donation supporting your commitment
    • Post on Facebook about the #CleanWaterFast and tag your group members
  5. During the Fast:
    • Get together the day before to prepare mentally
    • Communicate during the 36 hour fast for accountability and support
  6. After the Fast:
    • This is the best part! Remember to be gentle as you break the fast
    • Make plans to break the fast together. Gather for a small meal directly after the fast, or plan a larger dinner later in the day. This is also an opportunity to invite donors to hear about your experience of fasting with Engineers in Action.
    • Send a follow up email to donors thanking them for their support
    • Thank your group participants for joining you
    • Share your fasting experience, including pictures from any group meetings, on social media with #CleanWaterFast and @EngineersinAction

 

 

#CleanWaterFast Email Ask Template

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Hi all,

I just pledged 36 hours to Engineers in Action’s 2018 #CleanWaterFast and need your help.

For 36 hours, I’ll abstain from everything. Everything except the pure, unpolluted, easily-accessible, life-giving water that we so often take for granted. In some countries, clean water is considered a luxury, with many rural children and families consuming unsanitary water that causes illness. Engineers in Action works to change all that, and I want to help them succeed.

I hope to raise $500 before my 36 hour fast October 4-6. Will you support me?

Water is not a luxury. Help me make that a reality for two entire villages in rural South America by donating to my fundraiser now.

Give today.(insert link to your faster page)

Giving online is easy and fast, and your support will make a real difference. I appreciate your help!

Pablo Boada

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Pablo Boada has worked for many years for the third sector, in the field of health and cultural management.  He was founder and director of Foundation Quito Eterno for six years and currently is the director. He is also one of the founders of Fundación Hombro a Hombro since 2013.

He’s experienced has been focused en organizational structure for the third sector, sustainability and construction of equipment’s with interdisciplinary approaches. Has a tittle as Lawyer and a master´s degree in Social Intervention.

Hugh Gills

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Contributes with technical and administrative knowledge, but also knowledge of good practices of community development for a proper functioning of the foundation.

Hugh Mills has more than thirty five years career path with a Civil engineer title, with a master´s degree in Organizational leadership. He has worked with rural communities in Ecuador in projects of potable water, he has a company in the hospitality industry for more than twenty years in Quito. He´s worked in training at an institutional and community level.

Felipe Vasquez

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Felipe Vasquez is an Environmental and Development engineer graduated in the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School based in Honduras. After finishing his undergraduate studies he went back to Ecuador and started working with farmers in the production of yellow dragon fruit (Selenicereus megalanthus), located in the Amazon region.

He understands that many people face a difficult life in rural communities in his home country. He likes to work on the empowerment of the people and communities using their local resources and knowledge to improve their quality of life.

He is interested how water linked to social aspects that why he decides to join Engineers in Action. Additional to this, he is currently working in his master’s thesis in Watershed Management in the Tropical Agronomic Center of Investigation and Education (CATIE).

Felipe likes to travel; outdoor activities like rock climbing and mountain climbing.

Contact Felipe here.