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May 8, 2014

Watch: Top Ten Ways to Give OUT: Tip #3

Category: General,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 7:30 pm

Tip #3: Short and Sweet

Give OUT Day is 24 hours of LGBTQ and ally giving – and it’s your chance make a real difference, right here in YOUR community.  Show your love of an amazing organization, which gives so much to our LGBTQ community! Last year, the Pride Center of the Capital Region was #1 on the national leader board for smaller non-profits.  This year, with your help, we hope to place #1 again!

With your help we can place #1 again!

Give OUT Day is less than 10 days away!!!! Can you believe it?!

Another great way to connect with your friends and family is to use a piece of ever present technology to send a short but sweet message to Give OUT. What is it you may ask? Well, it’s your cell phone!

Most people’s cell phone’s (with the exception of a few analog hold outs and you know who you are!!!) have the ability to send and receive text messages.

So send a text message with the Give OUT Day link to all your friends, family and supporters on Give OUT Day and ask them to donate.
You can keep it short and sweet! Along with all of your other efforts through email, Facebook, Twitter and the like I think you will be able to reach a lot of folks with your message!

April 22, 2014

Watch: Top Ten Ways to Give OUT: Tip #7

Category: Center Support,General — Tags: , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

#7: Join the Team and Set Up Your Razoo Fundraising Page!

If you have not done so already go to the Pride Center of the Capital Region’s Give OUT Day Fundraising Page on Razoo.

With your help, we can place #1 again!

With your help, we can place #1 again!

If you are participating as a Give OUT Day Ambassador for the Pride Center of the Capital Region, I created a team page for all of us!  Please be on the lookout for an email from me with instructions on how to join our team!

It’s really easy and simple to create a fundraising page on Razoo! Please note there is no need to create two fundraising pages, so if you already set up your page you are good to go!

 

How to set up a Razoo Fundraising Page on the Pride Center Fundraising Page

 

  1. Go to http://tinyurl.com/oeagqp9
  2. Select “Fundraise for this Cause” on the bottom right hand side
  3. If you have not registered for Razoo before you may be prompted to register. If so follow the registration steps. And return to the Pride Center Fundraising Page at: http://tinyurl.com/oeagqp9
  4. Follow step 2.
  5. Create a project name. Something like: Give OUT Day 2014 – Your Name
  6. Then set up your page and set your fundraising goals for Give OUT Day.

How to set up a Fundraising Page on the Give OUT Day Ambassador Team Page

  1. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lqtwgx6
  2. Under “Fundraise for this Team”, select “Fundraise”
  3. If you have not registered for Razoo before you may be prompted to register. If so follow the registration steps. And return to the Give Out Day Ambassador Page at:  http://tinyurl.com/lqtwgx6
  4. Follow step 2.
  5. Create you project name. Something like: Give OUT Day 2014 – Your Name
  6. Then set up your page and set your fundraising goals for Give OUT Day.

April 18, 2014

Top Ten Ways to Give OUT: Tip #8 (Video)

Category: General,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

#8: What’s a Tweet Anyway?

With your help, we can place #1 again!

With your help, we can place #1 again!

If you have a Twitter account follow The Pride Center of the Capital Region. You can also follow the Give OUT Day campaign on Twitter. Twitter uses handles to identify individuals or organizations.

You can follow the hyperlinks to get to the organization’s webpage:
@CapitalPrideCtr or https://twitter.com/CapitalPrideCtr
@GiveOUTDay or https://twitter.com/giveoutday

Once you follow the Pride Center and Give OUT Day, you are free to tweet about Give OUT Day and your involvement with it! A tweet is a short message of 140 characters.

Conversations are started by using hashtags. So include The Pride Center of the Capital Region and Give OUT Day in your conversations about Give OUT Day! An example of a tweet might be:

Is anyone going to the @CapitalPrideCtr Give OUT Day party on May 15? #GiveOUTDay!

Make your tweets personal and informative. Most of all get the word OUT about Give OUT Day on May 15, 2014.

If you are saying to yourself right now “What’s a tweet anyway?” I am happy to help you with setting up a Twitter account or learning how to tweet so do not hesitate to contact me at PArthur-Snead@capitalpridecenter.org .

Have an awesome day!!

April 15, 2014

Top Ten Ways to Give OUT: Tip #9 (Video)

Category: General — Tags: , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:30 pm

 

Give OUT Day is 24 hours of LGBTQ and ally giving – and it’s your chance make a real difference, right here in YOUR community.  Show your love of an amazing organization, which gives so much to our LGBTQ community! Last year, the Pride Center of the Capital Region was #1 on the national leader board for smaller non-profits.  This year, with your help, we hope to place #1 again!

With your help we can make it to #1!

#9 – Tell Everyone You Know about Give OUT Day

Give OUT Day is 30 Days away!!!! So! Tell everyone you know about your participation in the Give OUT Day campaign. You can do this by making posts or sharing posts from the Give OUT Day Facebook Page or from the Pride Center’s Facebook Page.  You can also update your cover image to a fancy Give OUT Day reminder image.

Just remember, Give OUT Day, is really about people and connections. It’s about you, your experiences with The Pride Center of the Capital Region. So when you post a message or send an email share your personal experiences or thoughts on why you are participating in Give OUT Day!

I am happy to help you with setting up a Facebook Page or learning how to make a Facebook post or updating your cover image so do not hesitate to contact me at PArthur-Snead@capitalpridecenter.org . Have an awesome day!!

March 28, 2014

It’s Almost Time to Give OUT Again!

Category: General,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

The 1st Annual Give OUT Day, May 9th 2013, raised over $600,000! Close to 5,500 individuals supported over 400 LGBTQ nonprofit groups across the country.  WOW!

Youth In Power: Pride Leadership Camp, Summer 2013

The Pride Center of the Capital Region raised over $10,000 on Give OUT day last year. As a result, in Summer 2013 the Pride Center hosted the first ever Youth In Power: Pride Leadership Camp which brought together 20 young people, aged 13 to 18, who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. Youth In Power was designed to empower youth in self advocacy and social justice. Because of you, Give OUT Day was a huge success and had a direct impact on Pride Center programming.

If you can believe it, another year has passed and The 2nd Annual Give OUT Day will be here before you know it! On May 15 th, 2014 , thousands more will show their support for their favorite LGBTQ nonprofits!

What’s really exciting is that this is a national event, and last year we were #1 on the national leader board for smaller non-profits. This year we hope to place #1 again! WE NEED YOU!!!

Here’s 3 ways that you can help us out:

1) Mark May 15th, 2014, on your calendar and click here to schedule your donation. Your donation will not be processed until May 15th but you can schedule the donation TODAY!

2) Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CapitalPrideCtr. You can help build a buzz by posting information about Give OUT Day on your Facebook page and Tweeting about it. Make sure to ask your friends to connect too!

3) Become an “Official” Give OUT Day Ambassador! On Give OUT Day, May 15th, 2014, you will be the Pride Center’s biggest fan! You will Tweet from the Tweet Deck, you will post to friend’s walls, you will email. You will sound the call to Give OUT!!!

Give OUT Day is your chance make a real difference, right here in OUR community.

So, show your love through Give OUT Day, and help grow this amazing organization, which gives so much to our LGBTQ community.

For more information contact:

Pilar Arthur-Snead, Development and Marketing Manager.

E-mail: PArthur-Snead@capitalpridecenter.org 

Phone: (518) 462 -6138.