It’s already a Youtube sensation with over 1000 hits and counting! Buy a calendar today so that you can see the next pie video!
We offer groups and individuals the opportunity to fundraise with Dreams for Women calendars because we think it is important to help other groups and individuals make money for their causes. With our partnership with Women’s Worlds 2011 this year, one of our goals is also to help Women’s Worlds attendees fundraise for their trips to the Congress! We want lots of fantastic women at that great event!
We know how hard it is to coordinate your own fundraising initiatives and so we try to help by doing almost all the work for you! All you have to do is take our great product and sell it.
We’ve made the fundraising process as easy as 1-2-3
1. E-mail us!
You can start fundraising with us by shooting us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know that you want to fundraise for a non-profit organization or for yourself (you can fundraise for your trip to Women’s Worlds, for an international volunteer project that you are participating in, for registration to a cool conference or workshop that you want to attend… anything you want).
2. Decide if you want to fundraise by Ordering or Electronic Selling (or do a little of both). With either option, you have the opportunity to get 1 demo calendar at a discounted rate of $5 (plus shipping and handling) for you to show your friends.
We will sell you whatever number of calendars that you would like at a discounted rate. Just send us the amount and your address and we will give you a quote on how much it will cost for the calendars and shipping. Bulk orders are regularly priced at $10 each for any quantity over 6 calendars, however, we offer an early bird discount if you buy them before they are printed of 20% off. We also offer discounts for purchases in multiples of 25 – that means that you will get discounts if you order 25, 50, 75, 100 or more calendars.
Advantages to Ordering:
– You get the calendars ahead of time so that you can sell them immediately.
– You can collect cash and give out the calendars on the spot.
– You can get extra discounts and make more money off each of the calendars.
– You can even collect all the money and names of your buyers before hand and make one big purchase and we will send them to you for you to distribute – this saves on shipping and makes friends who don’t like paying for things online more comfortable.
NOTE: If you pre-order calendars, you cannot return unsold calendars so be sure to order only as many as you know that you can sell.
We can handle all the calendar selling for you, without you having to go out of pocket to purchase the calendars at the beginning. All you do is e-mail (or Facebook or Tweet) your friends about your fundraiser and have them go purchase the calendar online at our store and PUT YOUR NAME IN THE COMMENT FIELD. It’s that easy! Also, to help you fundraise, we will sell you 1 demo calendar at a discounted rate of $5 (plus shipping and handling) for you to show your friends.
NOTE: that in order to do this, you have to pre-register with us so that we know where to send your funds to by e-mailing us at email@example.com first!
Advantages to Electronic Selling:
– You can sell calendars and raise money without having to make a commitment or lay out money up front.
– You can advertise online.
– We handle all the money and shipping for you.
– All you have to do is advertise to your friends, family and community.
NOTE: Money from Electronic Sales of the calendar will not be distributed until April or May 2011. However, we can update you of how many calendars that you sold if you e-mail us (please give 1-2 weeks for response time as we are busy during this period). Also, if the event that you are fundraising for happens before April or May, you can request an early disbursement.
3. Start promoting your fundraiser!
That’s it. All you have to do is e-mail us, figure out which way (or ways… you can sell both ways if you want) you would like to fundraise, and then start telling people about your fundraiser and selling calendars. To make it easier for you, we even help by providing you with pre-made posters, e-mail templates, and press releases!
So, what are you waiting for? The holidays are fast approaching and the Dreams for Women Calendar goes over great as a gift! Your friends, family and supporters will be sure to snap it up! Let’s work together and raise money for your cause and ours!
Have more questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep informed about the calendars, to share them with your friends, and keep up to date about my 100 Calendar Challenge sign up for our Facebook page: The 2011 Dreams for Women Calendars Project!
WHAT IS THE 100 CALENDAR CHALLENGE?
Once again, I’m taking The 100 Calendar Challenge for The Antigone Foundation! That means that I have to personally sell 100 CALENDARS to friends, family and Antigone friends! I know that I can do it!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE CHALLENGE THIS YEAR?
This year, for every ten calendars that I sell, I will get a pie thrown in my face and videotape it for all you to see. Why would I do such a thing? Well, other than the fact that I like pie (which is always delicious), I also understand that in the modern world of fundraising, people like to see results from their volunteer contributions.
And while the results that I have in mind are hundreds of young women getting leadership training, we all know that the more effective motivator is the potential of seeing someone you like and respect (right people?) doing something ridiculous and embarrassing.
And so, I combed through fundraising ideas and thought about doing things like shaving my head (I am sure that would work out wonderfully, but then I would just confirm feminist stereotypes…), shaving my eyebrows (that would just look weird), and settled finally on the comedic gold of getting pied in the face.
As you will see in a later Challenge update, pieing people in the face has a long history from the three Stooges to Laurel and Hardy. And then of course there is Amanda Reaume.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Buy a calendar from me. Post how many you are buying on the ’5000 Calendar Project’ Facebook Wall or in the comments of this blog and then go get your calendar at here. They are currently 20% off for a limited time – so act fast if you want the discount!
WHY AM I DOING THIS?
For those of you who know me, you know I’m very passionate about The Antigone Foundation and the work that we do! I am particularly passionate about this 2011 Dreams for Women calendar! Not only is it beautiful (thank you contributors and designers!) but it is also an important part of The Antigone Foundation’s plans to help girls and young women take on the world and take up leadership positions in issues relating to politics, business and activism.
We want to inspire young women, to make them think about women’s rights and to provide them with the support and tools that they need to become leaders and make a difference! That’s why this year’s calendar is going to support a Dreams for Women Scholarship for US and Canadian students and a Canadian Dreams for Women Leadership Tour (scheduled for Fall 2011) where we will stop in at least 5 cities (we hope to be able to do more!) and provide leadership training to girls and young women!
These are just TWO of the ways that we will be celebrating The Antigone Foundation’s founding!
WANNA TAKE THE 10 CALENDAR, 25 CALENDAR or 50 CALENDAR CHALLENGE?
If you want to support The Antigone Foundation and women’s leadership in Canada consider Taking the Challenge! You do not have to get pies thrown in your face! All you have to do is tell your friends and contacts about your challenge and try to reach your goal! Email email@example.com for information about how to participate. All challenge participants will be thanked on our blog. Anyone who sells at least 25 calendars will get a FREE print of their favourite postcard. Those who sell 50 will get a FREE framed print. Those who sell more will get a framed print and an Antigone t-shirt!
BE SURE TO GET YOUR CALENDAR TODAY! Write ‘Pie Girl’ in the Comment Section so that I know you bought a calendar from me!
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The Antigone Foundation
The World’s Women Are Dreaming About Equality!
Launched in 2008 and organized by the Antigone Foundation, this is our Third Annual Dreams for Women Calendar. This year, we asked women from Canada and the World to contribute to mark the historic occasion of Women’s Worlds 2011 taking place in Ottawa-Gatineau. July 3-7, 2011. This important interdisciplinary gathering, which happens every three years in different countries around the world, focuses on research pertaining to women’s issues and welcomes researchers and activists.
The 2011 Dreams for Women calendar features original postcard art created by women from across Canada and around the world who are part of the Women’s Worlds movement!
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DREAMS FOR WOMEN ART PROJECT:
For those of you who aren’t familiar with our Dreams for Women community art project, I will provide you with some background. The project began in January 2008 and has since been featured in Ms. Magazine and in the International Museum of Women, garnering worldwide media attention and submissions from as far away as Japan, Germany, Brazil, France, and Romania. The Dreams for Women art project asks women and men of all ages to tell us what their dreams are for women by painting, drawing, writing, sketching or decoupaging them onto a postcard. Postcards are posted every second Saturday on the Antigone Magazine blog.
So, without further ado, I will present you with the postcards that are featured in the calendar!
Fundraise with the calendars!
Are you going to Women’s Worlds 2011 and need to fundraise to pay for your trip? Are you part of a non-profit group that might be interested in selling these calendars as a fundraiser? We will also be selling the calendar in bulk at a discounted price so that individuals and other groups can use it for a fundraiser. You are able to buy any amount over 7 copies and will pay only $10 per Calendar (or $8 during our pre-order sale). You will then be able to resell it for $20 and raise money for your organization or your WW 2011 trip! You can e-mail us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy them for your business!
Also, if your business or organization is interested in buying copies of the calendar to distribute to your clients or donors, we will also be allowing you to buy copies at $10 for over 7 copies, or less if you buy in larger amounts. E-mail us with the amount you would like for more information: email@example.com