Let’s get ready to Raise!
Hosted by The Community Foundation, The Amazing Raise is a two-day online giving event to support local nonprofits. Our goal is to raise $3,000 for Safe Harbor and make an AMAZING impact in just 36 hours!
We’ll be counting on you in those final minutes…
Seriously – to make an even bigger difference, show us your last-minute love!
Help us win the Procrastinator Prize by donating
$25 or more Sept. 18th from 4-6p.m.
Better late than never!
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
The Amazing Raise lasts from 6 a.m. Sept. 17 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. and I’m super excited to share with you ways that we can work together to promote this event for Safe Harbor through your own social media! Having Safe Harbor’s supporters show their love online is a quick, easy and free way to get our message heard.
Send Safe Harbor your “Selfies for Good”
The biggest prize we’re aiming for is the “Selfie for Good.” This prize is awarded to the organization that posts or is tagged in the most “selfies” on Sept. 17 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The only rules are you must hold the SelfiesForGood sign and post your selfie to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Amzgrz, and don’t forget to mention @HealthyLoveRVA to identify Safe Harbor. Here is my example selfie to give you an idea of what it will look like. Print out the sign, fill it in and snap your selfie for Safe Harbor!
Because these selfies must be submitted during a specific time frame, I want to make it easier for everyone to participate by taking your selfie ahead of time and submitting it for you during the contest. This is also the best way to get your selfie counted if your account is set to private. You are more than welcome to create your own selfie and do your thang if you have a public profile, but anyone who wants to take their own selfie and let me submit it on their behalf can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Sept. 17. It would be even better if you could encourage your friends and family to join in! Just make sure they have these instructions!
YOU CAN SPREAD THE WORD!
We want to encourage giving to Safe Harbor throughout the 36-hour period, but we really want to win the Procrastinator Prize by asking people to donate specifically on Sept. 18 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please make sure you advertise this time slot if you post about the Amazing Raise on your Facebook or Twitter! Below are several graphics that you can share on your personal social media profiles to help draw support:
Feel free to add the Facebook cover photo or the Facebook profile image to your page. (These are on Safe Harbor RVA’s page also!)
Posting these pictures to your Facebook wall or sending them to your followers in a tweet is a quick and easy way to promote the date and time slot when we want people to donate – you can just post and share.
To send the message, I’m giving to Safe Harbor, post this picture on your profile to show everyone on your newsfeed that you’re planning to participate. The link at the bottom will be live once the Amazing Raise officially begins. On your friends’ newsfeed, the arrow in the top left corner will be pointing to your smiling profile thumbnail!
Thank you for all your help to promote the Amazing Raise for Safe Harbor!