Week 1 results & New incentives!
Total money raised: $1,780 + $202 from our July Moonlight Madness sale = $1982.
Bon Bon Chocolate Mafia in the lead with $330
Total reported words written: 82,355
Total reported pages read: 30,759
(Did you forget to report? Did you report and we missed you somehow? E-mail email@example.com if you don’t see your words or pages listed on our website).
Top reader and Top Writer in Week 1 win a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Because of the holiday I’m going to wait until tomorrow to give everyone a chance to report their week 1 reading and writing totals. Watch the website for an announcement.
Remember you will receive a book from the $100 book list for each $100 you raise up to $500. Winners this week are:
PJ Ausdenmore with $245 raised wins 2 books and has $55 to go for book 3.
Mary Elizabeth Peters with $235 wins 2 books and has $65 to go for book 3.
Rebecca Davis with $150 raised wins 1 book and has $50 to go for book 2.
The free book for each $100 raised continues through the event, or until we run out of books. Get yours this week!
Added prizes and incentives:
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has informed us that all Unleash Your Story participants who raise between $100 and $10,000 will be eligible for prizes from the CFF in addition to the Unleash Your Story prizes we are offering. Prizes include digital cameras, Blue-Ray disc players and more. Check out the list on our Prizes page.
Hit the ground running $25 B&N Gift Card
We did not have any participants qualify for the B&N gift cards by bringing in 15 donors in Week 1. We have to do something with all those gift cards and we are working on several ideas so keep watching for announcements of more ways to win those gift cards!
We will use one of the cards as an added incentive for the top fundraiser through September 14. The top fundraiser (cumulatively) as of September 14 will receive a $25 Starbucks card, plus a $25 B&N Gift Card.
We’ve also added a prize of $25 B&N Gift Card for the participant who brings in the most new donors this week (Sept 7-13).
Special incentive! From September 9-21
We need to hit the accelerator to get moving toward our goal. This special incentive should help make it easier for you to ask your friends, relatives, neighbors, etc. to donate.
Each participant who donates $25 between September 9 and 21 will receive a free book.
Plus! Each donor who donates $25 or more during this period will also receive a free book. (Remember participants get a free book for each $100 raised, so this incentive should help participants rake in the free books). Let your donors know that they will receive a free book if they donate $25 or more by September 21.
A few tips:
1. If you don’t ask they can’t say yes. Take a look at your contact list and consider giving a few more people the opportunity to make a difference by donating.
2. Remember to mention in your invitation that all donors who give $25 or more by September 21 will receive a free book.
3. It helps to personalize the e-mail message rather than sending the form letter created by the CFF website. We have created a sample personalized message you can copy or edit as you like. View the sample message and more tips at:
As always, if you have questions, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org