Suggestions for emails to your friends, family, colleagues:
- Personalize and individualize as much as possible. People respond to an email from you to them more then a ‘blast’ from you to a 100 people.
- If you have fasted previously, be sure to especially invite previous donors and thank them for their support in previous years.
- Set a goal. Friends/family/colleagues will help you reach it. ~$600 pays salary and benefits for an engineer for 1/2 month. $1,200 for a month.
- Use one or more bullet points, pictures, video links to liven up your email.
- Send multiple emails out beginning 3 weeks ahead of time. People often decide they will donate, but put it off and forget.
Quick facts about EIA:
- 90,000 – the number of lives improved by EIA in 2014
- 5 – the number of Bolivian engineers on Staff
- 21 – the number of projects/communities we are in
- $2.60,- the amount of cash, donated engineering design and labor that goes directly into a community for every $1 donated to EIA.
Photos you could use:
Engineers in Action: Helping Engineers Change the World: https://youtu.be/TCazEmg6lO4
In the Yellow Whirlwind: Recovering the Juckucha River: https//youtu.be/kncjlkAPNn0