An easy way to reach out to Recipient Groups!
This is the first in a series of blog posts about “Successful Strategies” for First Book Advisory Boards.
We often get questions from Advisory Boards about how to notify new recipient groups that they are accepting book grant applications. Here’s a great idea submitted by First Book-Montgomery County, MD. First Book-Montgomery County wrote a press release using the template provided on the Advisory Board Online Resource Center. A personal quote from a board member was added to encourage the community to continue to support local fundraising efforts so they can reach all of the county’s neediest children.
First Book-Montgomery County, MD sent the press release to two newspapers and the community volunteer center. The board received over 35 inquiries about the book grant application from diverse recipient groups including homeless shelters, faith-based tutoring programs, and community programs from all areas of the county. The board is excited to complete their grant application cycle and begin getting books to the children in these programs.
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