It is the time of year when we all start to wind down a little bit, spoil ourselves with some extra treats and spend quality family time. A much needed rest after another eventful and exhausting year. There are some people, however, within our own communities who do not have the luxury of ‘spoiling’ themselves; they can barely feed themselves. You will be surprised to find out that the person in need is the person living right next door to you. Perhaps it is time you start looking around to see what is happening in your own community.
Throughout the year this organization has distributed food, clothes, toys and gifts to thousands of people; we’ve joined hands with other organizations to help people all over South Africa and even in far off Uganda. This December, though, we plan to reach out to those closer to home and we need YOUR help.
First of all, we need you to do some investigative work; have a good look around your community. Do you notice a family that may need some extra support this Christmas? Someone who recently lost a job, someone who worries about his kids going to bed hungry, someone who needs the loving kindness of another person. Do you want to make a difference in that person’s life this festive season? Well, this is your chance.
There is just one rule, though, the person or family MUST LIVE IN THE PRETORIA AREA.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
- Identify the needy family or individual in your community
- Send an e-mail with your own contact details, as well as details about the person(s) you identified. Click here to send the e-mail.
WHAT WE WILL DO?
- In reply to your email we will send you our banking details and more information about the Festive Hamper.
- After we’ve received the funds, we will purchase the items and make up the hamper.
- We deliver the food hamper to you, so that you can hand it over to the family/individual you identified or we deliver it to them on your behalf.
The Festive Food Hamper costs R 300-00 and will include the following:
- 1 x canned vegetables
- 1 x canned fruit
- 1 x canned meat or fish
- 1 x powdered custard
- 1 x 1kg white sugar
- 1 x 50 teabags
- 1 x small jam
- 1 x brown bread
- 1 x 500g pasta/rice
- 1 x 750g breakfast cereal
- 1 x 750ml orange squash
- 1 x 125g chips
- 1 x packet of sweets
- 1 x packet of biscuits
THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERS IS 7 DECEMBER 2016.
If you have any questions, please get in touch by sending a WhatsApp/SMS to +27 72 436 0562.
Thank you for your support.
Via @EveryActionHQ by @MarcellaVitulli
We all know that you cannot simply wake up one morning and think that, yes, today will be a brilliant day to raise funds for charity. While it may work, I can guarantee that it will not turn out exactly like you would like it to.
Most successful strategies in life require careful planning. You would, for instance, not wait until a day before your daughter’s birthday to start planning her party, would you? Details are important and, despite the fact that non-profits are not businesses per se, its actions needs to be planned well in advance to ensure success. Each campaign budget carefully laid out, each step planned and scheduled.
Marcella Vitulli says: “The best fundraising strategic plan tells a complete, organized, and analytics-based story that your team can actually use to help your campaign be more successful. We created this guide to help you build just that.” [Vitulli:2016]
Ms Vitulli makes it easier for us by sharing this informative guide to strategically plan your next fundraising campaign. Have a look here….its a long read, but worth the time and effort.
VITULLI, MARCELLA. 2016. The 2016 Non Profit Strategic Plan Guide. [Web:] bit.ly/2dVT3Nl [Date of Access:] October 12, 2016.
Joe Garecht writes: ‘Crowdfunding is a powerful tool for non-profit organizations…..every non-profit, no matter how small or large, can and should run at least one crowdfunding campaign per year for their organization.
While crowdfunding has massive potential, it does take planning and work to run a successful campaign…
Crowdfunding can be used by any non-profit to raise the money they need for a particular project or activity. ‘ [101fundraising.org]
Garecht suggests these tips to make crowdfunding work for your non-profit:
1: Put Together a Crowdfunding Committee
2: Talk Directly to Your Supporters… through Video
3: Treat it Like a Campaign – Not a One-Off Appeal
4: Offer Lots of Perk / Benefit Levels
5: Use Multichannel Marketing
- E-mail Blasts – Send out e-mail blasts mentioning the campaign to your entire list.
- Social Networks – Mention your campaign regularly on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
- Your Website – Put a link to the campaign front and center on your organization’s homepage.
- PR – Try to get the local newspaper, news radio station, or other media outlets to run a story about your crowd-funding campaign.
- Offline Buzz – Mention your campaign at offline events, in your snail mail letters, etc.
[Excerpt only: do read the full article here.]
5 Ways to Supercharge Your Next Crowdfunding Campaign – 101fundraising