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This week I’m on one of our Adventure Challenges, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. Our team runs these trips 2-3 times a year and they have become a consistent source of unrestricted funds for our school in Kenya. Kilimanjaro is our most popular trip, whereby donors raise money to join us for a few days in Kenya and then all the way to the summit of Africa’s highest peak in Tanzania. Once in a while, I get to dive out of the office and join a trip — usually when the participants are significant donors or prospects.
Over the past few years, I’ve come to learn that sometimes your biggest “donors” aren’t only people who are writing six-figure checks, rather they are folks who are propping up your work day in and day out by contributing massive amounts of time and talent. The two women I am climbing with this week have helped me raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years. 
Selfishly, I wanted to join this trip because I needed a little break from the hustle of everyday, and because I knew I could learn a lot from these two powerhouse female entrepreneurs.