Fig Tree appeal will continue for 35 days
Fig Tree supporters will double their gifts during the 35-day “Branching Out: Beyond 35 Years” campaign, Oct. 24 to Nov. 27.
There will be videos clips, testimonies, photos and more through Facebook, Twitter, other social media, thefigtree.org, emails, fliers and personal contacts inviting people to give.
A $17,000 challenge grant will help The Fig Tree raise $35,000.The appeal is for a boost beyond regular giving of sponsors and benefit donors.
“We seek to launch the next chapter for The Fig Tree publications and programs by ‘branching out’ to expand our staff, financial and online resources,” said editor Mary Stamp.
With increased demand for stories, directories and outreach, the campaign will “enrich our roots with capacity building; grow new branches to reach more readers, advertisers, sponsors and partners, and bear more fruit by multiplying our sharing of life-transforming stories,” she said.
“We ask our board and supporters to help ‘boost’ our messages as we share online appeals daily, telling how The Fig Tree media make a difference,” she said.
Anyone can create a Facebook fundraiser for the Fig Tree “Branching Out” campaign.
Congregations may request speakers or have special offerings.
The Fig Tree seeks volunteers to 1) share Facebook donation posts, 2) share articles they like, 3) create promotional messages, 4) email friends, and 5) ask their congregations to promote the campaign.
“We will also participate in Facebook’s Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. Matching gifts are available at 5 a.m. Pacific time.
For information, call 535-1813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations may be made by mail, on the Facebook fundraiser or at thefigtree.org/donate.html.
Copyright@ The Fig Tree, November, 2019