Global Weekly Update January 30, 2012


January 30, 2012

Global Fund Media Splash and World TB Day Mini-Grants

January 28 marked the 10th anniversary of the revolutionary, life-saving Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. January 28 has passed, but the relevance of the Global Fund and its situation remain as we mark the beginning of a new decade for the Fund. With the Fund under threat, our media advocacy is more important than ever. And you’re raising your voices! For the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing all about the letters to the editor, op-eds, and editorials you have been pitching to your local media outlets. And it’s working! For example, have you read the wonderful editorial printed in Salt Lake City’s Deseret News? This is the kind of effective media you are capable of inspiring.

Ready to take action yourself? We can help:

  1. Use this action alert to help you write a letter to the president.
  2. Use this alert to help you write a letter to the editor.
  3. Ask your paper to write an editorial using our editorial packet.
  4. Bring other people together to take action using our action sheet.

Also, have you checked out your chance for a 2012 World TB Day mini-grant? These powerful mini-grants could give your group a financial jolt, allowing you to bring to life that outreach event idea you’ve only ever dreamed of until now.

World TB Day can be an incredible opportunity to build community partnerships, strengthen media relationships, and educate your members of Congress on the issue of TB. RESULTS Educational Fund’s ACTION Project’s mini-grants program can give your group the resources you need to build public awareness and support for TB in your local community. The deadline to submit your application is 6 pm ET on February 27th. Why not apply today?

Grassroots News You Can Use

Do you know folks who might be interested in a RESULTS group start in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on February 4 or in New Orleans on February 7? Get in touch with Katy Windschill, Grassroots Expansion Agent! She can offer all the details.

Also, we have a treasure trove of helpful training calls and webinars slated for February. Pick one or two that could help you!

  • February 1: RESULTS Introductory Call. 9:00 pm ET. Register today!

  • February 8: Training call on the details of the new Senate microfinance legislation. 9:00 pm ET. (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262.

  • February 11: National Conference Call for Global Grassroots. 2:00 pm ET. (888) 409-6709.

  • February 13: First session of two-session New Activist Orientation. 9:00 pm ET. Register today! 

  • February 13: Webinar on using our new online fundraising tool. 9:00 pm ET. (800) 741-4032, passcode 796141. To join from your computer, go to URL https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/15714809.

  • February 15: Training call on preparing for our Friends and Family Letter-writing Campaign for spring fundraising. 9:00 pm ET. (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262.

  • February 16: Webinar on using our new online fundraising tool. 1:30 pm ET. (800) 741-4032, passcode 796141. To join from your computer, go to URL https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/15715137.

  • February 17: RESULTS Introductory Call. 1:00 pm ET. Register today!

  • February 18: Webinar on using our new online fundraising tool. 12:00 pm ET. (800) 741-4032, passcode 796141. To join from your computer, go to URL https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/15715145.

  • February 27: Second session of two-session New Activist Orientation. 9:00 pm ET. Register today!

The International Conference Welcomes Young Adults and Marianne Williamson!

Passionate young voices are needed to end poverty in America and around the world. This summer, the RESULTS International Conference offers a chance for 18- to 25-year-olds to build their advocacy skills and put them into practice on Capitol Hill. Apply for a REAL Change Scholarship today!

Also, author and speaker Marianne Williamson will be a special guest on July 21 as part of our Interest Focus Day at the International Conference!

There is still time to take your shot to win a free registration for the conference. Watch these short video testimonials about the power of the conference, and then send in your own video by February 15 for a chance to win.

Want to speak to friends and colleagues about coming to the IC now that you’re excited about it, too? Use these short, sharp laser talks to get the conversation started.

Valentine’s Day, Running, and Fundraising . . . What a Trio!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and RESULTS Albuquerque would like to help you send your love to your special people while helping RESULTS. The group is selling handmade valentines designed by RESULTS partner Louisa Barkalow. The whimsical heart on the front of the card is also a metal magnet you can enjoy all year. The price is $10 per card, and the proceeds will benefit RESULTS. Check out the online purchasing site, choose to donate online to either RESULTS or REF (RESULTS Education Fund), and make your donation. You will automatically receive a donation confirmation by e-mail in a few minutes. Then forward that confirmation to Louisa Barkalow together with your mailing address. You will promptly receive your valentine(s) in the mail and know your gift is spreading opportunity and dignity around the nation and the world.

Also, don’t forget to visit the RESULTS Runners (Jen, Yara and Cindy) who are over halfway to their collective goal of $3000. This kind of fundraising website will be available for you to use during the upcoming Friends & Family fundraising campaign (February 21-March 31), so don’t hesitate to check out this new online tool.

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A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.

                                                                                                                                                                 — David Gergen

 

February 1: RESULTS Introductory Call. 9:00 pm ET. Register today!

February 8: Training call on the details of the new Senate microfinance legislation. 9:00 pm ET. (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262.

February 11: National Conference Call for Global Grassroots. 2:00 pm ET. (888) 409-6709.

February 13: First session of two-session New Activist Orientation. 9:00 pm ET. Register today!

February 13: Webinar on using our new online fundraising tool. 9:00 pm ET. (800) 741-4032, passcode 796141. To join from your computer, go to URL  https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/15714809.

February 15: Training call on preparing for our Friends and Family Letter-writing Campaign for spring fundraising. 9:00 pm ET. (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262.

February 16: Webinar on using our new online fundraising tool. 1:30 pm ET. (800) 741-4032, passcode 796141. To join from your computer, go to URL https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/15715137.

February 17: RESULTS Introductory Call. 1:00 pm ET. Register today!

February 18: Webinar on using our new online fundraising tool. 12:00 pm ET. (800) 741-4032, passcode 796141. To join from your computer, go to URL https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/15715145.

February 21: Friends and Family Campaign begins.

February 27: Second session of two-session New Activist Orientation. 9:00 pm ET. Register today!

March 24: World TB Day

July 21–24: RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC

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