Leave it to our friends in the USA to come up with a clever way of raising money for charity.
The idea behind Raise5 is simplicity itself. You pledge a micro-service, and the money you raise for your ability online accumulates to help fund an organisation. So if you can teach someone five words in another language or show them how to knit a scarf – or demonstrate any skill you possess that others will pay for – you can translate this talent online into a charity fundraiser.
I’ll be doing it later this month, and I’m trying to get as many friends as possible to follow suit. Finally, I can demonstrate my ability to make perfect poached eggs!
You’ll find the site here.