Are you planning a birthday party, wedding, or corporate event?

Do you want your celebration to have a meaningful social impact?

Do you believe that every child in Bulgaria deserves equal access to quality education and the support of inspirational teachers?

Then you might want to “Celebrate with a Cause”!

“Celebrate with a Cause” is the perfect way to combine a personal occasion or a corporate event with a fundraiser for better education in Bulgaria.

It gives you the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family, or join efforts with you coworkers and support a cause with a long-term lasting impact on Bulgaria and the future of our students. 

It’s easy and it only takes four steps:

1.

Pick an occasion you’d like to celebrate with a cause (birthday, wedding, corporate event, anniversary, etc.)

2.

Reach out to us at development@zaednovchas.bg, share your idea and we will support you!

3.

Prepare and promote your fundraising idea, tell your friends, family, guests, or coworkers more about your motivation to support our cause and how they can contribute as well.

4.

Celebrate with a cause and support Teach For Bulgaria!
You can have a special donation box at your event, put out Teach For Bulgaria leaflets, and let your guests know that you’d appreciate it, if they decided to support your cause.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

FAQ

What is Crowdfunding or how to motivate more people to donate?

Crowdfunding is a fundraising method which helps people and organizations support initiatives, projects, or events. It also helps individuals or organizations raise money by reaching out to their network of contacts and motivating them to make donations.

This usually happens through established fundraising platforms such as Global Giving, platformata.bg, etc. Facebook recently made it pretty easy to create fundraising campaigns as well.

Why do we use and like Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a modern, easy, and effective way to reach many people. Thanks to the Internet, a good online campaign can reach its financial goal very quickly. At the same time, by sharing the campaign we can reach new audiences and raise both money and awareness for our mission. This helps us build a strong community, united by the mission for equal access to quality education for every child in Bulgaria and around the world.

How do I choose the right crowdfunding platform?

There are many crowdfunding platforms to choose from as you prepare to challenge yourself for a cause. Perhaps the most important factors you should consider are your current location (Bulgaria or another country) and your target audience. Do some research to find the most suitable platform for your needs. We are ready to support you and share our experience with you. Don’t hesitate to reach out at development@zaednovchas.bg.

How is Teach For Bulgaria going to support me?

We can support you in the planning and during the execution of your challenge. We’d love to tell you more about our work, so you can understand our mission better. We can share some lessons learned or good practices from some of our other supporters’ challenges. We can also share your challenge with our international community of supporters, we can share it via our social network accounts, so it has a chance to reach even more people!

Email us at development@zaednovchas.bg for more information.

How is my celebration is going to support Teach For Bulgaria’s mission?

At Teach For Bulgaria we believe that every little bit helps and brings us closer to our big goal – equal access to quality education for every child.

Regardless of how big or small your contribution is, it will help us support the development of the program and our teachers in a sustainable way. The funds that you raise will be invested in the ongoing professional support of our teachers and in the recruitment of new participants and/or supporters.

Last but not least, these challenges help us reach many new people who have the chance to learn more about our work and our cause. Some of them may even become our supporters or get inspired to help our cause in some other way. “Pay it forward” and the impact of your challenge gets even bigger and more meaningful.

OUR CHAMPIONS

Celebrate with a cause stories
(click on the green dots to read the stories)

Name: Elena Kaladzhieva

What motivated you to support Teach For Bulgaria?

Education is one of the most important factors for economic and moral growth. Accessible quality education and health care are key prerequisites for social justice and equity. We are all part of a community and our knowledge and culture impact our environment – where we live, work, and grow. This is why we shouldn’t only care about the education we get, we should care about the education our peers get as well. We all deserve an equal start and our lives shouldn’t be predetermined by how much our parents make. In short, supporting organizations like Teach For Bulgaria is the best investment we can make in our future, our children’s future, and the future of our community.

Occasion: Wedding in 2018

Fundraising method of choice: Donations made by the guests at the wedding

Name: Marieta Bencheva

What motivated you to support Teach For Bulgaria?

Children can pick neither their families, nor where they are born and these factors basically determine whether they go to school and what they learn there in terms of knowledge, critical and analytical thinking – skills which require a sound base and constant development. Socio-economic factors can even determine their career paths. I have been lucky and I’m grateful to my parents for providing me with the opportunity to get quality education which has brought me so many wonderful professional opportunities and social entrepreneurship initiatives. This is why I want to support education. It is not a passive investment – on the contrary – it always pays back and nobody can take it away from you. Modern-day teachers should be supported and encouraged. 

Occasion: Birthday in 2019

Fundraising method of choice: Sharing business case studies at Consulthon. Marieta made a donation for each post on the consulting platform. Sharing the initiative on social media or talking about it in person. 


You can find more information about Marieta and her celebration for a cause here.

Name: Kristina and Martin Nikolov 

What motivated them to support Teach For Bulgaria? 

Kristina is a Teach For Bulgaria alumna. She completed the program in 2015. Kristina shared that she had chosen Teach For Bulgaria as her cause the moment she decided to participate in our program. She is still actively engaged with our mission. (Kristina is one of the co-founders of Steps Academy – an organization which provides training for teachers and principals.) As she was planning her wedding she decided to ask all guest to make a donation – a much more meaningful gesture than bringing her flowers for example. 

Occasion: Wedding in 2018

Fundraising method of choice: Donation box at the reception

Read more stories with a cause:

Мая Стоянова-Уорнер
29 September, 2020

Chris and the Most Inspiring Way to Celebrate Your Birthday during Coronavirus

Мая Стоянова-Уорнер
1 September, 2020

Celebrate the First Day of School with BRUM Scooters and Teach For Bulgaria

Мая Стоянова-Уорнер
12 August, 2020

Wedding with a Cause during a Pandemic

Павлина Радославова
28 August, 2019

Cycling for Better Quality Education in Bulgaria

Павлина Радославова
21 May, 2019

When You Celebrate Your Wedding with a Cause

For more information reach out to us at development@zaednovchas.bg