Hello and here's hoping that winter is treating everyone kindly!
Well, I'm on the final stretch of The Global Citizen Project with just four more projects to go. Thank you... Read more
february project preview: globe aware in costa rica
Wow. I cannot believe that I've already completed eight volunteer projects. I just returned from volunteering in Guatemala at AWARE Animal Rescue (a blog post coming ASAP) where I managed... Read more
January Project Preview | Animal Aware | Near Sumpango Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Hello and happy holidays all! I hope the final few days of 2010 are festive and kind to everyone. I've been scrambling to find a replacement project for January since... Read more
Maybe Third Time Will Be The Charm: Why I Put Haiti On Hold
New post on The Global Citzen Project! Read it here: http://bit.ly/hlOdZk
Thank you all again for making this year (and the next five months) the absolute best.
First week of volunteering at Food Lifeline...
Hello everyone and early wishes for happy holidays! I just finished up my first week of volunteering with Food Lifeline in Shoreline (north of Seattle) and posted a quick recap.... Read more
we tv we do good awards video
Check it out here: http://www.wetv.com/video/685821810001/we-do-good-awards-charyn-pfeuffer
women who rock. in other words, the we do good awards in new york city.
I am thankful for so, so, so much this year -- for all of you helped make The Global Citizen Project happen, and for those of you who voted and... Read more
december project preview: food lifeline in shoreline, wa
Read all about it in the latest post on The Global Citizen Project: http://globalcitizenproject.blogspot.com/2010/11/december-project-preview-food-lifeline.html
Also, expect a full post-event report after I go to New York City next Monday -... Read more
november project preview: fuck cancer | vancouver bc | canada
Here's the who/what/here/when/why for November:
Excuse me for a quick moment of shameless self-promotion:
WE tv is coming to Seattle on Tuesday to shoot a segment on yousr truly... Read more
New blog post on TGCP: Quinta Das Abelhas: More Small Farms Means More Locally Produced Food, Which Makes the Planet Happy
I hope that October is treating you kindly. I just returned from Project #5 of TGCP near Tabua, Portugal (still reeling from jet lag, actually).
There, I was... Read more
October Project Preview: Quinta das Abelhas in Tábua, Coimbra, Portugal
Where: Tábua is located in central Portugal; it’s essentially a rural region of breeding cattle and producing corn, wine, chestnuts, cork and olive oil.
What: Work varies with the seasons... Read more
Photos from TGCP Project #4: Sumak Kawsay Yachay in Salasaca, Ecuador
The Global Citizen Project is officially one-third complete and my latest project in Salasaca, Ecudaor was hands down the best one yet. Check out my photos from my volunteer project... Read more
September project preview: Sumak Kawsay Yachay in Salasaca, Ecuador
Read all about September has in store for The Global Citizen Project here:
Head's up: postcards from Mexico went out on Saturday morning. Since the area I was volunteering... Read more
TIME TO VOTE for Travel For Good Award Category of WE tv’s WE Do Good Awards Contest
My apologies for the en masse APB, but conducting a surgical social media strike from Peru while volunteering isn't the easiest of tasks and I need two minutes of your... Read more
Finalist for WE tv’s WE Do Good Awards Contest, in partnership with Ladies Home Journal
Lima, Peru may be my volunteering home right now for project #2 of The Global Citizen Project, but my shouts of excitement when I learned that I’m one of five... Read more
Hola from Project #2 in Lima, Peru
I'm in the throes of Project #2 working with Karikuy in Lima, Peru. I realize I've been lax in posting updates here on Kickstarter, but have been posting... Read more
The Global Citizen Project Goes to Honduras
Hola! I'm back from my first project for The Global Citizen Project, working with Building a Future and Hogares Crea in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and trying to process so many things... Read more
media mention: jaunted
I hope that everyone is well. I take off for the first project of The Global Citizen Project with Building a Future in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in six days and... Read more
new blog post. june project: building a future in tegucigalpa, honduras
Read it here: http://globalcitizenproject.blogspot.com/2010/05/june-project-building-futuretegucigalpa.html
less than two months to go
New blog post on The Global Citizen Project:
resume builder: adult cpr and first aid at seattle area american red cross
I have a new blog post on The Global Citizen Project:
Here's hoping everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
making planning progress
New blog post on The Global Citizen Project: http://globalcitizenproject.blogspot.com/2010/03/makign-planning-progress.html
prioritizing "to do" lists
New blog post on The Global Citizen Project!
Read it here: http://globalcitizenproject.blogspot.com/2010/03/prioritizing-to-do-lists.html
back in action
Thank you for bearing with my social media hiatus as I caught up on sleep, allowed the whirlwind of the last 90 days sink in, had a few, much-needed celebratory... Read more
I'm still in shock over the dramatics of the last week of funding for The Global Citizen Project. Thank you again for being part of the three most inspiring months... Read more
thanks. we did it!
I'm not quite sure how I'm still functioning on three nights of 2-3 hours sleep, but I wanted to thank the final group of backers who pledged The Global Citizen... Read more
TGCP officially ends at 4:15 p.m. PST today. If I'm still standing, I'd like to raise a margarita (it's National Margarita Day) to celebrate the last 90 days (and Lisa... Read more
the global citizen project is funded
Oh. My. Goodness. We did it - with eight hours to spare. BIG update coming soon. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this happen. I am beside myself. Thank... Read more
giving thanks. 96% funded. 16 hours to go.
Whew. It’s been one heckuva whirlwind of a day. My apologies for keeping this brief, but I am in overdrive (and sleep deprived) trying to get the last bit of... Read more
new backer reward - 6 pack case of award-winning tudor winery pinot noir
6 PACK CASE OF TUDOR WINERY PINOT NOIR
Winemaker Dan Tudor came to the last minute backer rescue with a generous donation of (4) six-pack cases of his award-winning Pinot... Read more
giving thanks, 41 hours to go. 89% funded.
Today has been all about (awesome) numbers:
The Global Citizen Project had 20 pledges made today
191 people have backed TGCP since its launch
The project is now 89% funded... Read more
64 hours to go. less than $3k to the goal. giving lots of thanks today.
My apologies for keeping this post brief, but I'm on the final 65 hour stretch to get The Global Citizen Project funded by its Monday, February 22, 4:25 p.m. PST... Read more
giving (lots of) thanks. three days to go. 74% funded/$14,831
It's been a five star day in fundraising land. So many people have stepped up to the pledge plate in the 11th hour (okay, maybe it's more like the 72nd... Read more
three days to go. last minute plea.
Hello my wonderful Kickstarter backers!
I would not ask for your help unless I really believed that I could help a whole lot of people with The Global Citizen Project,... Read more
media mention: kickstarter and the global citizen project are on national geographic traveler's intelligent travel blog
The Global Citizen Project and Kickstarter are featured today on National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog. Thank you, Janelle Nanos for the coverage!
Read it here: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2010/02/kickstart-your-travel-dreams.html#more
giving thanks. four days to go.
My apologies for keeping the commentary brief, but I have an intense four days ahead of me as I try to raise the remaining 41% necessary to fund The Global... Read more
new backer reward
ONE NIGHT STAY AT HOTEL MAX (SEATTLE, WA)
A quintessentially comfortable, utterly hip experience awaits you at the Hotel Max.
In the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington, the Hotel Max... Read more
my horoscope today. interesting. very interesting.
You've worked hard to promote your business interests, Taurus, and today it might pay off. Money, or contracts promising it, could come your way, as well as new opportunities to... Read more
break it down
So, I got all mathematical and graphed the progress of The Global Citizen Project and learned some interesting stats:
Of the 144 people who've backed more than $11,000:
33% are... Read more
good news! the global citizen project just broke the $11k mark!
Good news! The Global Citizen Project just broke the $11k (or 55%) funded mark thanks to these fantastic new backers - Sean and Corinne McLeary and Dyan Dolfi Olfutt.
Big... Read more
happy valentine's day
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” - Elbert Hubbard (American... Read more
media mention: brooke vs. the world
Brooke Schoenman is a 20-something traveler from central Illinois on an extended journey to see the world. On her first trip overseas to Italy in 2000, she made a promise... Read more
$10,641. nine days to go. please don't let me fail.
Fundraising for The Global Citizen Project is at full-tilt frenzy as I try to make it to $20,000 by the 4:15 PST February 22nd deadline. I know I sound like... Read more
seattle on sale. 24 hours only.
It is my plan to swap my BlackBerry for a backpack to serve 12 different community causes in 12 countries over 12 months, with a project I conceived, The Global... Read more
51% funded with 12 days to go. thank yous.
"If you get 25% of your funding on Kickstarter, you have 90% chance of getting the rest." Kickstarter co-founder, Yancy Strickler
The Global Citizen Project is 51% funded with 12... Read more
the "f" word
If The Global Citizen Project is not 100% funded by February 22nd, the project will fail and I have to give back every cent raised over the past 77 days... Read more
guess who just broke the $10k mark?
Guess who just broke the $10k mark? The Global Citizen Project! Big thanks to Garren Katz for organizing the NW for Haiti event (in less than a week!) and everyone... Read more
giving thanks. the global citizen project is $9,620 funded.
125 people have believed in The Global Citizen Project and pledged $9,620 towards the $20,000 goal. Thanks to each and every person who has recognized how I can contribute to... Read more
123 backers can't be wrong. here are the five latest. (thank you.)
Here's the deal. I have 17 days left to make it to my $20,000 fundraising goal. for The Global Citizen Project. If I don't make my goal, the project doesn't... Read more
118 backers, $9,310 and 18 days to go. thank you.
It's getting down to the fundraising wire, but the pledge love keeps pouring in. Please keep the momentum going, even if you can only give a few bucks, because it... Read more
one last belated thanks (from yesterday)
It's been a whirlwind of a Tuesday with all sorts of pledge love rolling in. Thanks to the 112 people who have believed in me and my project, The Global... Read more
media mention: fremont journal
Thanks go out to local writer, Katherine Luck, for "The Volunteer Tourist" article on The Global Citizen Project in today's Fremont Journal. One teeny tiny clarification: I suspect my 12-month... Read more
corporate sponsorship opportunities available
Would you like to sponsor The Global Citizen Project for one month? Pledge $1,500 and your business/corporation can pick my one of my 12 volunteer projects. In exchange, I will... Read more
more belated thanks
Wow. It's been a busy weekend in fundraisingland and I have a lot of people to thank for getting The Global Citizen Project to the 37% pledged point. I have... Read more
media mention: go nomad
Thanks are in order for Kent E. St. John, Senior Travel Editor of GoNOMAD for his kind words and write-up of The Global Citizen Project. What an unexpected surprise! Thank... Read more
i heart michael jones of cachagua general store. thank you.
"Funding Charyn is like an NPR pledge drive: you listen to Car Talk every week, yet still resist $1 a week to fund all of NPR for a year. I... Read more
belated thanks (from friday)
This Friday afternoon/early evening has been rocking with donations for The Global Citizen Project. Sending out big cyber love, high fives and hugs to the latest backers who helped push... Read more
media mention: be a travelbee
Aww...The Global Citizen Project is one of Be A TravelBee's "Three Travel Bites of the Week." Yay! What's even cooler is that I get to share wonderful cyber edit company... Read more
Lots of love and thanks need to go out today...
The Global Citizen Project now has 94 awesome backers who have pledged $6,665 towards its $20k goal with 26 days... Read more
the value of a volunteer
Randy LeGrant, Executive Director of GeoVisions, a US-based organization that offers volunteer abroad programs, work and travel, teach abroad, and wildlife conservation projects, does an excellent job explaining the role... Read more
letter of recommendation
Charyn is an outstanding steward of community service in her provision of her gentle spirit, time and good will. I can't say enough to underscore the merits of Charyn's good... Read more
new backer reward: two night stay at Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa
TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE WOODMARK HOTEL, YACHT CLUB & SPA
About Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa
The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa is the only hotel on... Read more
media love monday
Thank you, Annie Danger Scott for your fantastic article on The Global Citizen Project today on Tonic.com. I am really touched by your kind words (blush) and especially appreciate these... Read more
thank yous. or the 10 new reasons why tgcp is now $5,573 funded
I'm doing my best to stay on top of thanking everyone on a daily (read: timely) basis, so my apologies fin advnace for the delays today, I'm thrilled to report... Read more
new backer reward. the seattle tour saver
Pledge $80 to The Global Citizen Project and receive a copy of The Seattle Tour Saver 2010.
TourSaver® is an easy-to-use travel discount book, with over 115 buy-one-get-one FREE Seattle... Read more
giving thanks. tgcp is almost 25% funded with 39 days to go.
I have a lot of reasons to give thanks today. Nine reasons, actually. Big thanks to these nine wonderful new backers who believe in The Global Citizen Project and have... Read more
new backer reward -- dinner for two at cachagua general store
DINNER FOR TWO AT CACHAGUA GENERAL STORE (Carmel Valley, CA)
Cachagua General Store is hands down my favorite restaurant/dining experience on the Monterey Peninsula. Open for dinner on Monday nights... Read more
five new backers. $4,233 raised towards $20k goal.
A few thank you’s are in order today for the five latest backers of The Global Citizen Project:
Carolyn Powers-Barr, the blogger behind "A Chocolate Covered To Do List,"... Read more
hit the $4k funding mark thanks to dan tudor or tudor wines.
I'll admit it. I was $17 shy of the $4,000 mark for the better part of this weekend and managed to check my BlackBerry no less than 20 times an... Read more
20% funded. 44 days to go.
Big thanks and cyber hugs are in order for The Global Citizen Project's five latest backers:
April Paffrath is a writer and editor who specializes in architecture, design, food, travel,... Read more
new backers. thank you.
It’s been an incredible Friday for The Global Citizen Project. I’m just $187 shy of reaching the $4,000 milestone (if you’ve been following along, you know how much I like... Read more
new backer reward. free beer in boston area with any pledge.
A big thank you to my former boss from my college/Donna’s Coffee Bar days in Baltimore, Frank McLaughlin, for generously pledging The Global Citizen Project. Frank now lives in Massachusetts... Read more
new backer reward. 3 night stay at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay
So maybe it's not exactly affordable luxury, but it is one heckuva deal if your consider the $2,849.75 value of this 3-night stay. It's perfect for a long weekend from... Read more
new backer reward. two passes to EMP/SFM in seattle, wa
NEW backer rewards for a $25 pledge to The Global Citizen Project:
Two passes good for admission to all the exhibitions in the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum. The mission... Read more
causes, communities and commitments
I try to live my life without too much attachment to any one particular outcome. I learned long ago that you can only control so much in this world, and... Read more
picking up speed
The Global Citizen Project is rockin' and rollin' with new backers! It's managed to pick up $725 in pledges over the past five days, bringing the total pledge amount to ... Read more
I'm in end-of-the-year mode, trying to wrap up several projects, check off items still lingering on the "To Do" list and gear up for the final 54 days of fundraising... Read more
where does the money go?
Why is The Global Citizen Project budgeted to cost $20,000 (or $1666 per month)? Good question. These funds will be used to cover the costs associated with my participation in... Read more
it's official! building a future was voted as my honduran community volunteer project.
The results are in and after a week of voting for which community volunteer project I'll work with in Honduras, 49% of you voted for Building a Future!
Big... Read more
three new backer rewards!
xo and high fives
There are some virtual high fives that need to go out this fine Monday night. But first, The Global Citizen Projectis 11% funded with 69 days to go. In... Read more
thank you, sarah for the guest post on volunteering global
I'm very honored that Sarah Van Auken had me guest blog today on Volunteering Global. She started this website in 2005 as a way to educate prospective volunteers about... Read more
the top five picks for my honduran community project are in. please vote.
Alright! Let the real fun begin. My top five picks for which community projects to volunteer with in Honduras as part of The Global Citizen Projectare posted on the... Read more
top five tuesday. vote for my volunteer project in honduras tomorrow.
My apologies for being uncharacteristically quiet today. Monday’s are always tricky with deadlines and a late (but festive, fun and delicious) dinner soiree last evening didn’t help with the get-up-and-go... Read more
media kitty, karikuy and matador network (holy trinity of this weekend's good news)
Whew. A lot has happened in the past few days. The Global Citizen Projecthasn’t seen much financial love since its last $1,000 pledge, but has been getting an abundance... Read more
nailing details down
Since I'm all about details and organization (Julie the Cruise Director has nothing on me), here are the 12 areas of volunteer service that intrigue me most. Of course, if... Read more
I sat down tonight and gave some serious thought to the 12 destinations I wanted to volunteer in for The Global Citizen Project. I successfully came up with nine... Read more
give thanks thursday
My apologies for taking so long to post all of this exciting news (believe me, I’ve been itching all day to tell you), but today was packed with the launch... Read more
tell me where to volunteer in honduras
Alright, I won't keep you waiting any longer on the mystery volunteer project/destination for The Global Citizen Project. I knowyou couldn't sleep a wink last night in anticipation... Read more
big news tomorrow. here's a clue.
Drum roll, please and break out your pom poms if you got 'em. Tomorrow morning, I'll announce the details of a very cool collaborative effort I'm in cahoots with with... Read more
a toast to sarah doyle. TGCP is over $1K!
Wow, wow, wow! I am beyond thrilled to have passed the $1K mark for The Global Citizen Project-- $1020 to be exact. I still have a long way to... Read more
i'm $5 shy of $1K, oh my
Pledges were rockin' and rollin' right to my Kickstarter project today. The latest thanks, love, high fives and hugs go to Susan Kim LeComte (a dear, dear writer friend) and... Read more
i heart my backers
I got this message today from one of my wonderful backers:
"You are so welcome. I'm jealous. I wish I had the courage to take on such an ambitious and... Read more
$5 away from $800. oh yeah.
What a way to start a Tuesday! I got two new backers for The Global Citizen Project- Gary from Anchorage, AK and Amanda. The total towards my $20K goal... Read more
The Global Citizen Project is getting all sorts of Monday love.
First, @AFARmedia retweeted the link to the Kickstarter page (AFAR magazine is hands down my fave new publication in... Read more
the river real
When I embarked on a river voyage down the Amazon in August, nothing could have prepared me for the otherwordly beauty of Peru, the Amazon and its people. It was... Read more
It's been a slow day in fundraising-ville. I know launching The Global Citizen Project the day before Thanksgiving was going to pose some logistical issues, but rest assured, I am... Read more
give thanks. gobble gobble.
Here's wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for, but right now, I am grateful for a low-key, long holiday weekend, that the people... Read more
Rock and roll. $625 so far in pledges.
It's not even time for happy hour here yet in Seattle and The Global Citizen Project has been backed $625. (Blush.) It is amazing to see the power of Kickstarter... Read more
wow. i am blown away. (and very thankful)
Day One of The Global Citizen Project isn't even over, and already $500 has been backed. I haven't celebrated Christmas in years (commercialism killed it for me), but it sure... Read more