Fig Tree reaches goal in Branching Out' drive
We have met and passed the $17,000 match. We have $300 toward the $500 match—just $200 to go, but we are still receiving gifts toward and beyond the goal of $35,000 based on people who have expressed interest in sharing in this campaign. Requests have been made to several denominations and congregations whose decisions depend on votes of leadership boards. Thanks for all who contributed! (Nov 27, 2019)
November 22, 2019: The Fig Tree has received donations and pledges of more than $13,000 from more than 92 donors toward the $17,000 match, for a total of $26,000. It needs $4,000 more plus $1,000 beyond that to meet the goal of $35,000 by Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The campaign was designed to give a boost to The Fig Tree and Resource Directory communications in the region—sharing stories of people making a difference and connecting people in need with resources to improve their lives.
The effort will help this nonprofit media venture add staff, financial and online resources; reach new people with stories and resources; share more life-transforming stories, and spread its model of journalism.
In doing this campaign, The Fig Tree staff and board have gained new tools and skills to reach new people through social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and an email program. It has updated its presence on the national Guidestar nonprofit registry.
Board members and others set up fundraisers on Facebook and made personal contacts. They used comments of speakers from recent benefit events and clips from the last benefit video to help inspire giving.
The Fig Tree will join in Giving Tuesday on Facebook as a part of year-end giving and to support its ongoing efforts in media literacy and responsibility, said editor Mary Stamp.
For information, call 535-1813, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thefigtree.org/donate.html.
Copyright@ The Fig Tree, December, 2019