By Margaret Magnus
Meher Mount is a place in Ojai, CA, sanctified by Avatar Meher Baba's visit on August 2, 1956 - and it is also a focus on Him that is not constrained by location.
In honor of Meher Baba and in remembrance of Him, individuals from all over the world stayed engaged with and support Meher Mount.
Here is a snapshot of how they stay engaged.
VISIT MEHER MOUNT
There were 1,295 visits to Meher Mount last year. Visitors came from all over the US as well as from India, Australia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Some attended one or more of the nine events, but most came individually for their own personal reasons.
STAY IN CONTACT
Using Salesforce for non-profits, Meher Mount maintains a database of 1,175 households that have indicated they want to stay in touch with Meher Mount.
There has been a 131% increase over the past four years in the number of individuals who choose to receive email updates from Meher Mount. If you want to receive an email update, sign-up at http://bit.ly/mehermountsignup.
FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK
Social media have changed all communications and created more opportunities for people to connect with places, people and ideas.
In 2010, Meher Mount created a Facebook page which currently has 601 people who "like" and follow the page. It's a delightful way to showcase photographs and what is happening at Meher Mount.
By far, the most widely read and shared posts are photos and quotes from Meher Baba. Visit and "like" Meher Mount's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mehermount.
SHARE PINS ON PINTEREST
In 2013, Meher Mount joined Pinterest, which is a social network that connects people and organizations through the things they find inspiring and through their common interests.
Meher Mount's Pinterest page has 10 "boards" (think of it as a file folder full of pictures and ideas you want to save) with 1,317 pins (items of interest). Each board focuses on a specific subject related to Meher Mount.
There is an average of 430 daily impressions - the number of times an individual pin appears on any feed - for Meher Mount on Pinterest. Visit Meher Mount's Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/mehermount to see boards of interest to you.
KEEP UPDATED THROUGH LINKEDIN
If you have a profile on LinkedIn, you can follow Meher Mount at https://www.linkedin.com/company/meher-mount. If you volunteer for Meher Mount, be sure to list your contribution of skills and experience in your own profile.
GIVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Approximately 156 donors - three of whom automatically donate each month - contributed $36,510 to Meher Mount last year. Two foundations made a total of $18,000 in grants to Meher Mount. To make your donation for this year, go to the secure site: http://www.mehermount.org/donate.