OperaDelaware turns to social media for fundraising

    In an effort to raise $10,000 in 10 days, OperaDelaware has turned its gift-getting attentions to the Internet.

    According to the Associated Press, the company is using CashSplit, a program that allows non-profits to host fundraising campaigns through referral networks. Or what DelawareOnline.com is calling a “rebooted version of whisper down the lane.”

    As of Friday morning, OperaDelaware reported it had raised over $2,000 from 80 donors.

    Proceeds would go to help pay for the opera’s general operating costs which topped one million dollars last year.

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