Charity Bulletin Board
WCCF Gives Storytelling Fundraiser Training:
PowerPoint Presentations Now Available
Featured Presenter: WCCF Trustee Dorothy Tecklenburg
To help support your charity’s fundraising efforts, a fundraising training was held on Wednesday, April 10.
In addition to providing a brief overview on the basics of the WCCF Gives program, we were excited to offer a few ideas to help you experience the greatest success on Gives Day. And, one of the most effective ways a charity can generate support is through powerful storytelling.
With this in mind, master storyteller and WCCF Trustee Dorothy Tecklenburg generously agreed to serve as the featured presenter. Dorothy has extensive experience in impactful storytelling, which will surely help you to take your charity’s storytelling to the next level. To see her biography, visit www.wccf.net.
Please click on the following links to view the PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations from the workshop.
New for 2019!
Hearts of Gold Website Contest:
June 10 to June 16
You don’t need to be wealthy to be a philanthropist, but you do need a heart of gold.
This year we are turning the tables on our annual website contest for charities, as the players will be the ones with a chance to win a golden opportunity. But don’t worry – Acorn Fund grants totaling $5,000 will still be available for the charities that touch their hearts.
As part of our Golden Age of Giving marketing theme, the WCCF has developed a new website contest called “Hearts of Gold.” The game will present any verified registered reader of the Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website with a chance to “be a philanthropist” by designating grants to the local charities whose stories touch their hearts. A total of $5,000 in Acorn Fund grants will be awarded to the charities designated by the Hearts of Gold philanthropists (contest winners).
How the Game is Played
For the duration of the contest period, the pink hearts on the Storybook website will be changed to gold.
During the contest window, registered readers on the Storybook website will be encouraged to award a golden heart to all of their favorite charity stories. If chosen as a “Hearts of Gold” philanthropist, a winner will only be able to award grants to charities who he or she “hearted” during the contest window.
The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 16.
After the close of the contest, the WCCF will use a computer program to determine three “Hearts of Gold” philanthropists.
The first player selected will have the opportunity to designate one grant of $1,000.
The second player selected will have the opportunity to designate one grant of $1,000.
The third player selected will have the opportunity to designate grants totaling $3,000. The grants must be awarded in $1,000 increments.
After being contacted by email, the winners will have 48 hours to respond to the WCCF. If a winner does not respond by the 48-hour deadline, a new winner will be selected.
As “Hearts of Gold” philanthropists, the winners will be asked to distribute grants to the charities whose stories touched their hearts; therefore, the winners may only award grants to the charities whose stories they “hearted” during the contest winners.
The winners and the charities designated for Acorn Fund grants will be announced on the Storybook website soon.
Are you a charity or a donor with a question about this year’s WCCF Gives event? Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-222-6330.