Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Progreso Verde Photography Fundraising Campaign

Photographing sustainable development projects in Ecuador

What's Dan Doing? 

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I will be spending three weeks in Ecuador this May volunteering my photography services and equipment to work with the non-profit organization: CRACYP (which stands for Rural Forestation and Progress Network Corporation, en Espanol).  They are in need for someone to produce powerful imagery and tell their story of environmental sustainability projects they have launched in Ecuador.

 

Who Is The CRACYP?

This NGO exists solely to facilitate reforestation and rural development in an agricultural area of extreme poverty. Their mission of "Progreso Verde" or "Green Progress" is all about social and economic development. But they do this in a way which protects the environment.  They build environmental awareness and motivate and assist local communities to take practical conservation action.  CRACYP's many sustainable development projects help to increase incomes to the point where people are able to think further ahead than the next meal and can afford to care about the environment. 

 

The Bottom Line

As you all know, travel expenses are not so cheap these days. Airfare, local transportation, travel insurance, food and accommodations all add up pretty quickly. (This is the part where I ask for your help). In order to follow through with this project without having to move my wife and dog out of our house and into our Subaru, I'm going to need to raise some funds. $3000 worth of funds to be exact.  

 

The ultimate goal of the project will be to provide CRACYP with powerful imagery that will be used to share the organization's mission via their website, marketing material and through editorial pieces. I will also assemble a collection of images from this project for gallery exhibits around Seattle. A percentage of the proceeds from all images sold will go directly to CRACYP.

 

If I surpass the goal of $3000, the extra funds will continue to go straight into the project for offsetting costs such as gallery exhibits, production costs and extended time in Ecuador to produce even more images


If you can't donate right now, no worries.  You can still help by sharing this cause with anyone who may be interested.  Pass it on!!

If you are interested in supporting my volunteer project, donating is as easy as the push of a button. You can safely use your credit, debit or Paypal account to give any amount that you wish by visiting my campaign site:
  

 Progreso Verde Photo Project Fundraising Campaign


100% of the proceeds go towards the funding of this project.


Here are a few incentives to sweeten the deal:


Pledge $5 or more and  I will sip a glass of vino with the local sugarcane farmers while toasting your name.

Pledge $10 or more and I will send you a personalized and handwritten postcard from the project.

Pledge $25 or more for a 5x7 archival quality print and a handwritten personalized postcard from the project.

Pledge $50 or more and receive an 8x10 archival quality print and a handwritten personalized postcard from the project. 

Pledge $100 or more and receive a 12x18 archival quality print and a handwritten personalized postcard from the project  

Pledge $250 or more and receive a 12x18 archival quality print, a handwritten personalized postcard and I will purchase a cool memento from an Ecuadorian market just for you. 

Pledge $500 or more and receive an 11x14 gallery wrap and a handwritten personalized postcard from the project and you still get that cool Ecuadorian memento.

Pledge $1000 or more and receive two unique 11x14 gallery wraps, a handwritten personalized postcard from the project and an Ecuadorian souvenir.

Pledge $1500 or more and receive not only an 11x14 gallery wrap and a handwritten personalized postcard, but you also get your choice of an entire shooting day with me in Seattle learning how to take your photography skills to the next level - OR - I can meet you in the city of your choice (travel expenses not included) for the photo camp - OR -  If taking photos isn't your thing, you can opt for an extended portrait session with you and your family.

 

If I raise more than $3000, the extra funds will continue to go straight into the project for offsetting costs such as gallery exhibits, production costs and extended time in Ecuador to produce more images.

I thank you all for your consideration. If you have any questions at all, please email me at dan@danholzphotography.com. I would love to hear from you.


--Dan


Donate Here:

Progreso Verde Photo Project Fundraising Campaign



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