The Global Fundraising Committee: On the Tail of AZA/BBG IC 2013!
Posted on 02/21/2013 @ 10:30 AM
We, the members of the Global Fundraising Committee (GFC), are writing to you after just returning from AZA BBG IC 2013 in Washington, DC. We have been hard at work promoting ISF this year! ISF stands for the International Service Fund, and throughout the year we help BBYO raise funds for ISF. This allows more Jewish teens from all over the world to have more meaningful Jewish experiences. ISF has made it possible for international teens to attend regional conventions, summer experiences, Passport trips, International Convention and so much more! It's thanks to ISF that IC 2013 had 70 delegates in attendance from countries outside North America! These teens are from the UK/Ireland, Argentina, France, Switzerland, Israel, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Switzerland and Turkey! This year, our committee has been working hard to motivate and energize all ISF fundraising. We kicked off the year with our December Dollars campaign, encouraging the Mazkirim/Gizborim of every region/council to hold a fundraising event within the month of December. We are happy to report that this was an outstanding success! The GFC is currently working on new projects to boost excitement for ISF fundraising. To help spread awareness about ISF and make globalization fundraisers more accessible to teens and chapters, we created an ISF release which was distributed at February Execs. The release contains information about ISF as well as fundraising ideas and tips. Coming soon: ISF, the movie. The Global Fundraising Committee has been producing a short film explaining what ISF does and who it supports. We have recruited members from BBYO in communities all over the world to be a part of the movie. We will start filming in the coming week, and will then proceed to the editing process. According to GFC member, Sylvan Perlmutter, "[The video] is going to be dope." Every year, each region pledges a fundraising goal to ISF. To help with the fundraising, we are building an online fundraiser bank which features outlines of fundraisers that other chapters and regions have successfully used. Furthermore, we have reached out to organizations in hopes to receive additional grants. We look forward to hearing back and raising even MORE money for ISF! Remember, the more we raise for ISF, the more globalized our order will be! Reach out to us and let us know if we can help you amplify your ISF fundraising! Hope you have a rockin' day and that you had an amazing time at IC for those of you who attended! Sincerely, The Global Fundraising Committee (Roni Rose, Leah Janofsky, Melissa Bosem, Sylvan Perlmutter, and Hayley Siegel)