Our goals are to support and assist East African communities in need of the basic services and to provide placements for people in search of ethically minded volunteer projects within this truly wondrous part of the world.
Embrace was started in 2010 by myself and a few other travellers after we all volunteered in Tanzania. We loved every aspect of Tanzania, the people, the way of life, everything. It was at this point we collectively decided to go forward and open our own volunteering organisation with the sole purpose of making a difference.
We have an office based in the UK and our own volunteer houses in Zanzibar with the intention of spreading into mainland Tanzania in the not so distant future with some great links to other NGO's around Tanzania.
The BIG scheme would be to be able to offer volunteer placements all around Tanzania from Embrace but by supporting other smaller NGO's in the process.
As Embrace was initially started by travellers we understand the cost involved in travelling and believe partnering with an organisation such as yourself would be an excellent step in the right direction.
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! Embrace Tanzania has teamed up with FundMyTravel so that participants can make their very own fundraising pages online. This way, you have a creative platform to communicate personal messages, keep your audience engaged with your travel plans, and collect the funding to help make this experience a possibility.
With a simplified payment system, participants collect funds right to their secure PayPal or WePay account. There is a solid team of experienced travelers and professionals at FundMyTravel, who are here to offer campaigners support, including insights for fundraising success. You can check out a few tips below before clicking the button above, to get started!
Just like travel, fundraising is about an exchange - so whether you send them post cards, create a video-diary, start a blog, or grow a photo gallery - make sure to share these things with your networks in exchange for their donations and online support! You can check out more unique and creative ideas on our Fundraising Toolkit.
Using Social Media, writing Personal Emails and sharing consistent Updates on your campaign are essential steps for reaching that fundraising goal. You can plan the most inspiring trip, upload a video about it, and complete your campaign with profile details, but it won't make a difference unless you tell everyone where to find it!
Be sure to thank any and everyone who contributes to your campaign either through funding, shares, or even just likes. Be sure to acknowledge your supporters through Facebook and Twitter shout-outs, fun and engaging videos, individual emails or messages, hand-written letters and they are more likely to spread the word on your campaign efforts.