Onward to November! Fundraise with ActBlue, win Gore goodies
by brahn, Wed Aug 09, 2006 at 01:10:25 PM EDT
In 30 days we'll be sending copies of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's phenomenal new book (and companion to his phenomenal movie) to everyone who uses ActBlue to raise at least $600 from at least 6 donors by September 6th. (Just in case being part of the tidal wave of Democratic victory isn't motivation enough!)
To help you reach this goal, we'll be hosting conference calls this week and next to share strategies for effective and fun fundraising, and to answer any questions about ActBlue that you may have.
The calls (approximately 30 minutes) will take place at
- 10pm EDT (7pm PDT) on Thursday, August 10th
- 7:30pm EDT (4:30pm PDT) on Tuesday, August 15th
For call-in information, please RSVP to rsvp (at) actblue (dot) com at least 12 hours before the call you'd like to join, and please specify whether you'd like to join the Thursday call or the Tuesday call.
Hope to talk to you soon — now get going!
(I've posted answers to some frequently asked questions below.)
A. The former — though if you've got rich friends, go for it!
Q. To get a copy of An Inconvenient Truth, do I have to raise $600 from 6 donors all in the next month, or does my ActBlue page simply have to hit the goal sometime between now and September 6th?
A. You just have to hit the goal between now and September 6th. It's fine if you start with $580 and 5 donors. In fact, you can start with $580 and 7 donors, or $650 and 5 donors.
Q. What if I've already raised $3141.59 from 82 donors?
A. Wow, you're awesome! But we're only sending books to folks whose fundraising pages hit the goal between August 4th and September 6th. You should feel free to start another page if you want to participate though.
Q. When EXACTLY is the deadline?
A. Sheesh, you're picky :-) Let's say 7am EDT on September 7th. That'll leave you a little leeway.
Q. What if I raise $300 on one page and $400 on another? Does that count?
A. Sure, but you should let us know, as we might not catch it.
Other questions? Please e-mail info (at) actblue (dot) com