For my exhibition, I will be creating a map with all of the charities I have helped in one color, and all of the people/places where my charities have helped in another color (to show how expansive my project was). This will be presented on a touch screen TV. I will also have a computer set up with a voiceover showing my website and the mechanics. I did the excel sheet and found a software (Maptive) to show my data. Once inputted, I changed the insignias to be my charity’s logo.
I have come up with my idea for the exhibition. Now I must order all of the parts and set everything up.
This week I had to start thinking about my exhibition. I starting laying out and mapping ideas.
This week I have been in contact between various students and charities, and connecting teachers with charities. Team Leaders have shown interest, asking me to talk to their students, or get their students involved during enrichment periods. I have talked to Res. Life and organized a bus to go to Cooper’s Beach on Dec. 12, 2015 to bring students from the Ross School to the event. I already have a few students interested, but must try to get as many as possible involved in the event.
Since I plan on marketing this to students next week, I have been drafting emails to send. Some to res. live, who are in charge of boarding students and their rides, some to grade team leaders (to see how I can give students an incentive in each grade to volunteer), and others to the entire school and students to market what I am doing.
I’m going through a book called “Do It! Marketing” by David Newman. It has 77 ways to maximize my marketing abilities. However, it is more for a business – so I have to sort out which tips I can use for my charity and which are not valuable. I have been using tips like “sell the same way that you buy” to increase the success of my nonprofit.
Working on social media and how I look to both volunteers and nonprofits was my concentration this week. I was able to post some pictures, and also draft many future posts so that I am able to keep up my social media presence.
This week I was solely focused on finding more opportunities for my website. I had to call many different charities, email them, and keep in touch. Exchanging information with people in higher profile jobs has furthered my experience talking to people and communicating with others – a really important skill.
This week I was focused on getting my website up. Now that it is officially up and running, I am able to market it. I called many nonprofits in the area using a charity directory of the hamptons. I was able to get many to submit opportunities to my website – populating it with more content.
This week I worked designing a logo, and continued setting up my website. Setting up my website is one of the biggest things I must do and is very time-consuming.