We Are Getting Killed In The Donor’s Choose Challenge

Last year this community won the Donors Choose Bloggers Challenge with almost 100 donors in this community who collectively gave almost $20,000. Right now, thirty-three of us have given about $7400, which at current course and speed will mean we’ll raise less than $15,000 from around 60 donors.

Meanwhile TechCrunch and AllThingsD have stepped it up. Here’s the leaderboard as of this morning:

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And to make matters worse, Kara Swisher has taken to taunting. If Arrington joins in, then I am going to get upset!

I realize that with the market melting down everyone is feeling less generous and please don’t take this as admonishment. It’s just that I think this community here at AVC can be the most generous in the tech sector, like we were last year, and I’d like to see us step up and do that. I will do my part by making another donation today (but I am not going to personally donate our way back into first place, we have to do it together). If you feel like joining me in doing that today, click here and make a donation. Thanks!