[mountainstate] [leadership] An Invitation to Help ACB
A. C. McGhee
miscwell at atlanticbb.net
Thu Jul 19 18:50:32 EDT 2012
---- Original Message ------
From: "Steven Obremski" <sobremski at acb.org
Subject: [leadership] An Invitation to Help ACB
Date sent: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:45:14 -0400
As this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is drawing near, I
to invite you to join this year's Speakers Bureau for increasing
exposure at CFC events.
Why participate in these events? Because it makes a very positive
in the amount of pledges directed towards ACB. Last year, there
overall decrease in donations made to nonprofits through the CFC.
the events that had representatives from ACB either held the line
to us, or saw significant increases in pledges. For example, the
Tennessee attended two events and, as a result, pledges for ACB
800% in that area! Is ACB's participation in the events
important? You bet
If you want to be a part of ACB's CFC Speakers Bureau for this
send me the information requested below. Then what's next?
1. I'll put you on the list of possible speakers.
2. If an event comes up in your area, I'll contact you to
see if you're
available. If so, I'll RSVP the event coordinator, informing
her/him of our
interest and availability.
3. If we get a confirmation (rejections are not
communicated) to attend
the event, I'll contact you and send you a packet of brochures
premiums we may have. Be patient; usually, confirmation is
two weeks but we have had events that notify us only two or three
before an event date.
4. Then the process starts again.
Please forward this message back to me, with the following
Your Mailing Address:
The best phone number(s) to reach you:
The general geographic area in which you could speak:
Your willingness to make a presentation to a group or just work
Please note: Signing up to be a speaker does not guarantee that
attend an event. It all depends on the CFC events in your area
ACB receives an invitation to attend them. However, once you are
as a speaker, I will let the event coordinators in that area know
have a potential speaker for them.
Thanks in advance for signing up and helping with making
are a way to raise needed funds to keep ACB going, but they are
excellent way to inform your area about your Affiliate and
making the public more aware of our common mission and goals. If
we all work
together, we can make ACB shine and advance the quality of life
I look forward to hearing from you. Please call me if you have
And P.S. Please share this with your Chapters to allow us to
area of exposure.
Director of Development
American Council of the Blind
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
E-mail: <mailto:sobremski at acb.org> sobremski at acb.org
Learn about the work we're doing at <http://www.acb.org/>
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