The Giving Garden – Scholarships
In the spring of 2016, a Gene Keys Scholarship Fund used a public crowdfunding platform, social media and Gene Keys newsletters to attract donations. It ran for two months, drawing entirely on voluntary initiative and effort. Panelists from five countries met online to allocate funds, and members of six different nations received scholarships to attend the Gene Keys Star Pearl Retreat at Findhorn in May.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraiser – the applicants, the donors, the supportive community, and the organizers of the Giving Garden Scholarship – Pia Mark, Pam DeLeo, and Midi Berry.
Click the button below to read feedback and recommendations for the future from applicants, donors, scholars, the selection panel and fund organisers.