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Walkstarter 2018 Update

May 26, 2018

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Walkstarter 2018 Update

As the 2018 school year approaches an end, it’s a good time to reflect on Walkstarter progress during the year. Let’s look at some of the numbers:

– 67 schools across the U.S.
– 75,000+ aggregate credit card transactions
– $1.9 million in aggregate donations
– 15,000+ fundraising pages

My goal for the next school year is to start scaling Walkstarter up to every school in the U.S. For this to happen, I’ll need a team and that means access to more capital. Therefore, I have incorporated a company “Edaptable, Inc.” as the parent organization for Walkstarter.

Edaptable has received IRS approval as a 501(c)3 non-profit company, which is great. Until now, I have funded Walkstarter by myself, but now, as a non-profit, I can secure some funding and potentially get more people to help. Of course, this is way, way easier said than done.

It’s a bit meta, but it’s time for the fundraising platform to do some fundraising. 😃 If you have experience with non-profit fundraising and can help, please contact me. And if you have some extra BTC or ETH idle in your digital wallet, help support the platform by sending it to:

BTC: 1GdkvgCZEhpr8kEHTQhxKseXSa82HEeDH2
ETH: 0x25E2cB848BeFAeA8093752F2364543E2Fa6917Dc

This summer, I plan to rewrite major portions of Walkstarter that are overdue for improvement. I also plan to add features that many walkathon administrators have asked for, and add better support for mobile. And of course, support for crypto donations.

If you have used Walkstarter as a parent, donor or administrator, or are just an incredibly cool and helpful person, I have two favors to ask of you:

1) Please share your ideas for improvement of the platform in the comments, and

2) Please share this post with anyone you know that is in a U.S. school PTA and ask them to check out https://www.walkstarter.org

Thank you. Walk on!

Co-founder/CTO WhenHub; co-founder DNN Software; founder Edaptable; educator; Open Source proponent; Microsoft MVP; tech geek; creative thinker; husband; dad. Personal blog: http://www.kalyani.com. Twitter: @techbubble
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