A Message from the President
Ways to Get Better at Giving Back
your New Year's Resolutions include getting better at giving back?
Here are ten ideas for you to meet and exceed your own expectations.
They are a great way to start the New Year.
Commit to making a monthly, tax-deductible donation to SHARED
in any amount that is comfortable for you. Address
12 envelopes to SHARED and put them with your other monthly bills
so that you will remember to mail a check once a month. If
you would rather charge
your contribution , set up your donation
on our secure web site or as an electronic payment through your
bank. Your donation will be automatic and hassle-free.
Make a one-time donation . Instead of waiting
for the end of the year to contribute, start
off the year with a contribution that
will give you satisfaction for all 365 days in 2011.
Volunteer! We are always looking for volunteers
to help us organize events or provide other skills essential to
running our organization. What time and talent can you offer
to help the people we serve?
Organize a fund raising event of your own and
donate the proceeds to SHARED. Bring together family, friends,
colleagues, or peers who care about improving global health and
hold a yard sale or bake sale. Use your imagination and generate
some fun while fundraising for SHARED.
Create some connections . Know people who would
be interested in learning more about SHARED? Introduce those
people to us via our web
site , email
, or telephone and let's see where
the introductions lead.
Attend a fund raising event . SHARED hosts
various events throughout the year. Join us, meet our team,
and learn more about the important work that we do providing medicines,
medical equipment and supplies to people in need.
our web site address to your contacts and ask them to support SHARED.
Surely you know
people who would be interested in our work. Please share this
email with them and encourage them to do the same.
Become a friend on Facebook. We are working
hard to improve our Facebook page to find out what is important
to you in the world of global health and the work we do. Friend
Share your ideas with us . We are always
interested in new fundraising ideas, different ways to engage our
volunteers and supporters, and better ways to run the organization.
Contact us and lend
us your creative energy.
or buy The
Complete Idiot's Guide to Giving Back .
There are countless ways to get better at giving back and the Guide
to Giving Back provides lots of information about the nonprofit
sector, ways to organize your charitable giving, ways to give back,
and much more. I should know - I wrote the book!
of whether you choose to follow any or all of these suggestions,
the important thing is to do something to give back to the world
in which we live. Together we can change the world, one person,
one child at a time.
With best wishes,
Elizabeth A. Ziemba