BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE GREAT GREEN MACAW INC
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF THE GREAT GREEN MACAW INC
EVENT DATE: May 11, 2013
FRIENDS OF THE GREAT GREEN MACAW INC wrote -
Help us raise money to support conservation in the tropics by participating in our annual Bird-a-Thon! You can either make a donation to event by using the Donate button on this page, or you can help us raise money for the event by participating as a birder on May 11 and getting friends and family to sponsor your effort. The birder who raises the most money will receive a $250 Visa gift card, to be used on anything you like! The birder who sees the highest number of species will receive a North Face lumbar pack, perfect for carrying the essentials on a day hike.
Participating as a birder is easy. First, click on the “Create Your Own Fundraiser” button and create your own page (for free!) on Crowdrise for the event. Customize it as you like and advertise the link to your page to friends and family to get donations. You can choose to collect flat donations for your effort, or to collect a certain amount per bird species seen (e.g., $1 per bird species that you see on the big day). Then, on May 11, you go birding anywhere, anyhow you like. All birders will receive a free Bird-a-Thon t-shirt, with this year’s logo!
It will be up to you as the birder to collect your donations, either by credit card via your secure Crowdrise fundraising page, or through cash or check in person. If you collect cash or checks, please be sure to enter these totals into your Crowdrise page as well so they may be added to your overall total and put you closer to winning the big prize!
Also, be sure to let your donors know that if they donate more than $50, they also are eligible to receive a Bird-a-Thon t-shirt, but they must give you their t-shirt size and address if shipping is necessary. This information should be collected at the time they make their donation, either on their check, in the Notes section of the credit card processing page, or letting you know some other way. Also, their contributions are tax-deductible, since we are a 501(c)3, and a tax receipt will be generated for them.
Thank you for helping raise money to support the conservation projects of Friends of the Great Green Macaw (doing business as Rainforest Biodiversity Group). Part of the money raised will go toward our new small grant program, which we started to financially assist other organizations doing good work for rainforest conservation in the neotropics. We ourselves have greatly benefited from grants over the years and we want to share the love. Thanks again! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.