Good Morning -
Looks like we will have 5 locations in SF, Oakland and Berkeley. They will all be confirmed shortly and we'll get volunteer sign up sheets out to you right after that. Great to hear we have so many people excited about this and with the 5 locations we have a chance of creating portrait for 1000-2000 people.
Sounds Crazy but that is the math - 200-400 people per location equals 1000-2000 people walking away with photos of themselves.
But that does leave us with the the challenge of paying for the prints and CD's (and possible renting printers). We have 5 awesome people taking on organizing the locations and I'm wondering if we have any rock start fundraisers that would be wiling to raise money to pay for the needed supolies. Help portrait gave us an account to receive tax deductible donations but I could use help in terms of putting together the pitch and getting the word out.
Also - I think our endeavors are worthy of press coverage (and that could help with fundraising). If you rock the PR world, let me know. I would love to see camera crews and reporters at the each of the sites on the Dec 10th.
If you are game for either, let me know.
Maybe - how does it work. We don't really have anything to offer donors (or maybe we do and I can't think of it).
I would be willing to donate some cash to help out. It may not be a lot but if everyone else who was planning to participate did the same (whatever they could afford) then it may help towards paying for supplies etc.
Just a thought!
I would like to help with getting donations! Having a goal, a pitch, a letter of donation, and a dedicated team together will be the best strategy I know of so far.
Any one else want to be on the team? It might mean meeting for a delicious coffee!
Great Natalie - that sounds perfect - the url for the donation page is here: https://help-portrait.donortools.com/my/funds/43959-Help-Portrait-San-Francisco-California
What else do you need (besides a few responses)?
What do you think? Can businesses donate services rather than money?
Can we estimate our needs? How many prints, how much toner, etc.
For that amount of money you could actually BUY 4 or 5 good printers and have them available for future events unless that's a "no no". For example,
video re: printing