Last night was the IMNY charity party. Basically it was a bunch of geeks that donated $40 at the door to get drunk for charity. We raised over $5000 (exact figure to be coming soon) for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
I personally enjoyed this party the best not because it was the most lavish but because for the first time an Internet party was giving back to the community by helping sick kids. I think everybody who attended or at least the warm blooded people would agree with me that it is nice to do something good.
I was surprised by a few things:
- 2 people refused to donate and still though they were entitled to the party because they were “press”.
- Never underestimate the generosity/showmanship of people. When we started selling $1 raffle tickets several people started buying them in groups of $100 just so they could donate more than the previous person.
- The SEO wives club is getting really big and the wives are smart & SEO literate.
- Every lady appreciates being given a rose at the end of the night. (not really a suprise)
Thanks again to everyone who helped make this charity party a success.