How can your business participate in WyoBraska Gives?


WyoBraska Gives is a 24-hour fundraising event on Tuesday November 13t 2018. You can specify which participating local nonprofits to help and how much to give. You can give online from your desk, smartphone, tablet, or by dropping off a check at a Giving Day Site. By donating on Giving Day, you can help your favorite nonprofit!  

 

Sponsorship Participation Letter for employees and customers:  PDF

Donor Pledge Form:  PDF

Invest in a Sponsorship Donation: PDF

Host a Pre Give Event at your Business!  PDF

How to take a Sponsor Unselfie:  PDF

Post a Sponsor Unselfie:  PDF#1    PDF#2

Involve your CEOs, Executives and Management Team   

•Leadership involvement encourages employee engagement – enthusiastic leaders let employees know that the company supports WyoBraska Gives and encourages greater employee involvement.


Educate your employees (print ready forms are provided at WyoBraskaGIVES.org/toolkit).  

•Educate your employees via emails, bathroom stall posters, table tents in the break room or paycheck inserts

•Set up teams within your business and/or colleagues from other companies to see who raises the most funds throughout the day or a specific hour.  Treat the winning team or individual to a paid day off. Create a Donation Station

•Host a donation station in your building for employees to give on the spot. Post visual reminders, emails and memos.

Communicate. Connect. Encourage.


 •If your organization has a marquee, signboard, or digital display, post  the message “Proud Supporter of WyoBraska Gives: Tuesday  November 13th”
 •Sponsorships available for specialized advertising opportunities, Challenge Fund Donations, prizes and live online auction items to to amplify your community visibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •Use your website and social media accounts to announce your support for WyoBraska Gives. Downloadable files and images are available on our Sponsor and Business ToolKit located on our fundraising site.                                                                                       .  

 Create an employee incentive

•Match your employees’ donations.

•Bring snacks and set aside a time on November 13th  for staff to donate online together. Set up laptops or iPads in the lunchroom for a donation party   

•Offer a jeans or casual day for those who plan to donate. Preorder our official WyoBraska Gives Tshirts for your employees to wear.  All proceeds will go into our Challange Fund and distributed throughout the day.                                      

•Have departments challenge each other to reach the largest number of nonprofits supported.           

•Let your employees use their smartphones at work to give online at www.WyoBraskaGIVES.org         

•Encourage your employees to volunteer with Pre-Giving Events, Nonprofit Recruitment, Social Media Ambassador Program, and help spread the word    

Be Creative!

•Create your own fun opportunities for your leadership team and employees involved in WyoBraska Gives! Consider using photos or graphics along with your textbased social media posts. The WyoBraska Gives logo, as well as a number of branded graphics are available for download on the Business Toolkits tab at www.WyoBraskaGIVES.org. Anyone and everyone has access to these graphics—including your employees. Encourage them to use them, too

Set up an #Unselfie Station for Employees and Customers 
 
After your employees give, set up an "Unselfie Station" to promote and share!  Simply print the PDF, write in the causes that you supported, and Share! Take a Group Unselfie in front of your company logo! Make sure to tag the Nonprofit and Oregon Trail Community Foundation. 
 
How to #Unselfie:  PDF
Printable #Unselfie:  Sign
 

Encourage Employees to Create a Cheer Page to support their favorite Nonprofit! 

What is a Cheer Page? PDF

Cheer Page Creation Webinar:  Video 

 
Encourage Employees to Volunteer!
 
1.)  Social Ambassador:  Social ambassadors are individuals who are already passionate about our cause and willing to build excitement, drive website traffic and spread the word about  WyoBraska Gives with family, friends and followers through the use of of social media. It’s simple to do and can be done in the comfort of your own home.

2.)  Nonprofit Recruitment Volunteer. Help locate, inform and recruit potential nonprofit organizations about the benefits of participating in WyoBraska Gives.  Provide assistance for nonprofits with building profile page.

3.)  Kids for WyoBraska Gives Ambassador:  Become a liaison between Oregon Trail Community Foundation and area K-12 Booster Clubs to register, build a Profile Page, Cheer Page and to serve as a conduit to build excitement and fundraising support for area Schools.

4.)  Pre-Give Event Volunteer:  WyoBraska Gives will be hosting 2 Pre-Give Events to raise challenge funds, match pool funds and to build excitement and awareness about November 13th.

5.)  Business Ambassador:  Help engage local businesses with best practices to involve and incentivize employees to participate in WyoBraska Gives.

6.) AfterGIVE Check Presentation Ceremony:  Volunteers will assist in the organization and planning of AfterGIVE.  All sponsors and nonprofit participants will gather for an evening of great food and gratitude,   Each organization will be presented with a check and professional photo opportunity to be showcased in our Thank You tab to be featured in the Star Herald and Social Media Markets.
 
 

E‐Blast Template to Employees: Two weeks out

Subject line: Company Generosity It’s almost here!

On May 3rd, our communities will come together for WyoBraska Gives and we encourage YOU to join us in supporting the organizations — it’s our chance to make a real difference, in a really BIG way!  When is a dollar worth more than a dollar? When donations grow with match pool funds and incentive prizes to deliver even more community impact. With your involvement, we can do more than ever to support our favorite charities. Join in supporting our local communities through WyoBraska Gives a variety of ways: 1.) Ambassador – Share this opportunity with your friends, families and on your social media accounts – be sure to use the hashtag #WyoBraskaGIVES  2.) Donate – Support local nonprofits on Tuesday November 13th with an online donation at WyoBraska Gives. Bring in your donation receipt for {Insert employee incentive here} 3.) Donation station: will be hosting onsite donation boxes at . For questions about WyoBraska GIVES contact __________________


E‐Blast Template to Employees – one week out

Subject Line: WyoBraska Gives is almost here! On Tuesday November 13th, our communities will come together for WyoBraska Gives and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of giving—and it’s our chance to make a real difference. Join in supporting our local communities by donating to your favorite organizations online at WyoBraskaGIVES.org.  Busy November 13th?  Pre-scheduled donations can be organized through Oregon Trail Community Foundation beginning November 1.


E-Blast Template to Employees on Day of Giving

Subject Line: It’s Go Time! #WyoBraskaGIVES is here! Today is the day! Help us make a real difference, right here in our communities. Today only, Oregon Trail Community Foundation will be providing match pool Challenge Funds, hourly drawings and incentive prizes when you donate to your favorite nonprofit!  Minimum donation is $10. With your involvement, we can create a new record of fundraising for organizations in our communities.