MedievalMelody

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  1. MedievalMelody

    Guild Meeting Notes January 2018

    Extra Life Kansas City Guild Meeting Notes January 10th at the Microsoft Store Game Day is November 3rd Current standings: 30-ish Sign ups TOP INFO: Kansas City Planet Comic Con is coming up, more details below! Our NEXT MEETING will be FEBRUARY 21 and we will have a kickoff in Feb or March! Guild Information: 1) Purpose of the Guild is to recruit new members, new recruits raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. 2) Recruitment is based on visiting local events, spread the world about Extra Life and getting sign ups 3) Guild is also great for networking for non-Guild related fund raising events. 2018 DISCUSSION: -KU Medical Center will be rolling out new marketing campaign focusing on the life achievements of the children instead of just focusing on hospital equipment and services. For instance, they will focus on how a child attended High School when doctors thought they wouldn't live that long instead. -Current Guild fundraising goal for the team is $10,000. -Guild Kickoff will be in Feb or March, where will we discuss the new direction of Guilds and set goals for 2018 -Register HERE if you haven't yet! Never too early to start fundraising! EVENTS: PLANET COMIC CON KANSAS CITY Extra Life Organizer: Sean A / Lora W Location and times: Convention Center Feb 16-18th, 2018 Notes: *SEE BELOW, LOTS OF INFO! FUTURE EVENTS: EXTRA LIFE UNITED Location and times: March 7th to 10th. Notes: Check the ELU community forum to find room sharing for the event! NAKA-KON Extra Life Organizer: Lora and Brie Location and times: March 17th and 18th Notes: If you're interested in volunteering for Naka-Kon please comment below and Brie and Lora will get you scheduled! PLANET COMIC CON KANSAS CITY INFO-UPDATED AT MEETING: AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE PLANET COMICON VOLUNTEERS. RULES: 1) You must have worked an event previously to apply to work at PCKC. Planet gets busy quickly, and we need people comfortable with their elevator speeches. 2) YOU MUST ATTEND THE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION ON FEBRUARY 10 FROM 2P TO 5P. If you can't make it, please let Lora and Sean know and you can make other arrangements. 3) You must show up 30 minutes before your shift with your Planet Comic Con shirt on. Once you are inside the convention you may chance into your Extra Life shirt, but your PCKC shirt is your ticket into the convention. If you cannot make it, call Sean at least one hour before your shift to notify of your absence. 4) In addition to our Extra Life duties, we will be sending people to help out with PCKC throughout the day. Since we are technically volunteers for the Planet Entertainment Zone, Extra Life gets a free booth at the event. In exchange, we will be aiding the convention on occasion as situations require. 5) If you haven't signed up for a shift, please do so via the Google Doc in Sean's email. 6) Schedule may be edited before the final version is released. Once the panel schedule is released, you may negotiate with others to switch shifts, but all switches need to be cleared by Sean. Otherwise you will still be held accountable for that shift. 7) Failure to show up for a shift without proper notification will result in your badge being revoked for the day. 8) Daily badges will be in effect, you will only have a badge for the days you are working. Additional Information: Remember Convention Rules: a) Show up for your shifts, if you cannot make it contact your Extra Life Organizer. b) No need to hang around booth when it is not your shift, we want to maintain a professional appearance at the booth c) Ensure the forms are completed and legible when dealing with hand written forms. d) Keep our booth clean, take your trash with you. Planet Comic Con event notes: a) Looking into Sponsorship deals for the Bingo Cards. b ) We will be in one of two places: 1-- With Microsoft at their gaming set-up in the PEZ with possibly a table as well as direct access to the gamers and viewers to discuss Extra Life and help Microsoft as needed. 2 -- Table in the Tabletop game room. We will probably only have 1 person there to collect BINGO cards (if we have them) and pass out flyers to anyone who may stumble to the table. Otherwise, we'll be boots on the ground walking around the con and passing out flyers and signing people up via tablets and phones. c) Booth events will include a Penny War as previous years, and may include additional events such as games/raffles/giveaways for the Bingo Cards. d) You will get fed on your shift. e) You will have to pay for parking f) You will need to check in every day for your shift. Where you do that will be covered in volunteer orientation Next meeting (NOTE DIFFERENT DATE): FEBRUARY 21st 2018
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    A Suggestion for the EL Campaigns 2018

    I agree. I'd love to be able to layer my goals on my donation page. Some donors can be very visual and if they see your bar is full they will think they don't need to donate...and vice versa. I raised my goal to 10k after ELU and I'm finding it is not actually helping me reach my goal. People think it's unattainable and so they don't donate. Plus, it eliminates how freaking cool it was that I blew through my goal thanks to ELU.
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    Fundraising Event Ideas

    Hey all! I compiled this list for the Kansas City Guild and I figured I'd share it here too! Guildies were wondering about other ways to fundraise besides social media and asking people, so since I know many of you have done restaurant events, etc...I thought I'd put together a list of info I could find on companies that do fundraising nights/events. This are mostly places in Kansas City, but the big restaurants are everywhere and some of the other things can be translated elsewhere. If you have more detailed info on any of these, please let me know! I'd love to pass it on Some of these places have online forms, which I have linked. Many of them are easy to book if you simply go in and chat to the owner or manager of the place! Never underestimate the effectiveness of going and talking to someone! RESTAURANTS Buffalo Wild Wings: Not 100% sure on amounts, but I believe it is 10% of stuff purchased with charity ticket, not including alcohol. You need to go in and talk to the restaurant manager to book. Here is some info. California Pizza Kitchen: 20% of sales from flyers. Fill out online form and they claim a manager will contact within 3 days! Cici’s Pizza: says to contact local store owners for info! Chili’s: 10% of sales with flyer. Tues or Wed night fundraisers. Give back 10% of sales with vouchers/flyers. Must reach $500 in sales for a donation or the donation will be made in food vouchers. Info. Chipotle: a whopping 50% of sales from flyers. They do not specify hospitals on their list, but if you contact them or get in touch with a specific location they may do it anyway if they don’t have any other community events going on! Info. Five Guys: must contact the store owner. Freddy’s: Online form. Noodles and Co: 25% of sales. Not sure if flyers or not. They “prefer” you have 150 people in attendance. Online form. Panda Express: 20% of sales from fliers. Online form. Panera: 20% of sales from people who bring in a flyer for the event. Online form. Raising Canes: 15% of sales with flyer. They also create a landing page for the event that you can share online. Online form. Red Robin: 20% of sales from fliers. They provide a whole host of marketing items such as flyers, social media images, a website, etc. Online form. PARTIES In-Home/Online Direct Sales Parties LuLaRoe (leggings/clothes): Depends on the consultant. Pure Romance: I am a consultant. If someone wants to have a party online, I'll donate 15% to Extra Life! Scentsy (scents/warmers): I know they do them but don’t have specifics ThirtyOne (bags): Anywhere from 5% to 24% of sales depending on the amount purchased. Younique (make-up): 20% of party sales go to the charity. **With in home party companies it all depends on the consultant. Many consultants will do even more than the company suggests!** Painting Parties Pinot’s Palette: “Paint it Forward” program with both public and private options at their locations. You have to email the manager of the store or go and visit them to set up. They have multiple locations **There are many of these everywhere and SO MANY do fundraising events!** MISC. Geeks Who Drink: you can set up your own Geeks Who Drink Night at a local bar in your area if you have one. Game Stores: Talk to a game store about having one of their tournaments for charity! Or, see about getting a donation jar in the store. Or, when you go to your usual game night...start talking about Extra Life! Trick or Treating for EL funds: go door to door asking for change for Extra Life. If you feel weird going as an adult, find someone with a kid and bring them with you! A few ELers in other cities have done this and it worked pretty well! I once collected food donations in high school door to door and it was a HUGE success! Maybe even dress up in a gaming costume! You can pass out flyers too! NOTES: -This is by no means a full list! Just an idea starter! -Going and talking to managers is an easy way to get something done! Don’t just rely on online forms! -Many of these require a W-9 with information. Your hospital should be able to get one. -Many of these require 4 to 6 weeks notice...so start planning NOW! -Most of these require flyers...which makes the process harder. Perhaps you team up with another Extra Lifer in a different friend group from you and you pass out the flyers more? Some suggest passing out 500, which I agree with. With a lot of events, you can only expect a small percentage to actually attend. So the more you invite...the more will come! Hope this helps at least one of you out there! I know there are hundreds of other ideas!
  4. MedievalMelody

    Fundraising Event Ideas

    Hey KC!!! I spoke about this last night in the meeting, but I want to put it all here with links and such! I know we as individual Extra Lifers sometimes struggle with fundraising. Sometimes we feel like we've literally asked everyone we know and social media is only getting us so far. So, I compiled a list of possible fundraising events you could host to raise money for Extra Life! About 90% of the things on this list have never been tried (at least not by anyone in KC)...and it's about time that changed! Wouldn't it be cool if we had something every month? Some of these places have online forms, which I have linked. Many of them are easy to book if you simply go in and chat to the owner or manager of the place! Never underestimate the effectiveness of going and talking to someone! RESTAURANTS Buffalo Wild Wings: Not 100% sure on amounts, but I believe it is 10% of stuff purchased with charity ticket, not including alcohol. You need to go in and talk to the restaurant manager to book. Here is some info. California Pizza Kitchen: 20% of sales from flyers. Fill out online form and they claim a manager will contact within 3 days! Cici’s Pizza: says to contact local store owners for info! Chili’s: 10% of sales with flyer. Tues or Wed night fundraisers. Give back 10% of sales with vouchers/flyers. Must reach $500 in sales for a donation or the donation will be made in food vouchers. Info. Chipotle: a whopping 50% of sales from flyers. They do not specify hospitals on their list, but if you contact them or get in touch with a specific location they may do it anyway if they don’t have any other community events going on! Info. Five Guys: must contact the store owner. I have written a letter to the owner of the Oak Park Mall location, per the managers instructions, but haven't heard anything back. It never hurts to keep trying. Freddy’s: Online form. Noodles and Co: 25% of sales. Not sure if flyers or not. They “prefer” you have 150 people in attendance. Online form. Panda Express: 20% of sales from fliers. Online form. Panera: 20% of sales from people who bring in a flyer for the event. Online form. Raising Canes: 15% of sales with flyer. They also create a landing page for the event that you can share online. Online form. Red Robin: 20% of sales from fliers. They provide a whole host of marketing items such as flyers, social media images, a website, etc. Online form. PARTIES In-Home/Online Direct Sales Parties LuLaRoe (leggings/clothes): Depends on the consultant. My consultant does 10% of sales and LLR corp will donate as well depending on a certain amount. I'm actually having one on October 17th if anyone wants to come! I'll post it on FB. Pure Romance: I am a consultant. If someone wants to have a party, I'll donate 15% to Extra Life! Scentsy (scents/warmers): I know they do them but don’t have specifics ThirtyOne (bags): Anywhere from 5% to 24% of sales depending on the amount purchased. Lora knows a KC consultant if you don’t have one! Younique (make-up): 20% of party sales go to the charity. Lora knows a KC consultant if you need one! **With in home party companies it all depends on the consultant. Many consultants will do even more than the company suggests!** Painting Parties Pinot’s Palette: “Paint it Forward” program with both public and private options at their locations. You have to email the manager of the store or go and visit them to set up. They have multiple locations Paint Night: Multiple locations at bars, etc all over the area. They require you bring in 35 people. Choose your own location and painting. Online form. Wine and Design: In Lee’s Summit. Has a “Paint it Forward” program. Min 10 people. No max people. Info. Apple Pie Painting fundraiser: No location. They travel to wherever you want (church, house, etc). You must provide chairs & tables. 20 person min. $10 per painter goes to organization. Online form. MISC. Geeks Who Drink: you can set up your own Geeks Who Drink Night. Finch can get you info on it! It takes place at a bar in KC and they provide the trivia...you just help promote it and get a portion of the trivia fees! Game Stores: Talk to a game store in KC (Game Cafe, Geekery, Pawn and Pint, and SoPro have supported us heavily in the past) about having one of their tournaments for charity! Or, see about getting a donation jar in the store. Jessie or Katie can get you one! Or, when you go to your usual game night...start talking about Extra Life! Trick or Treating for EL funds: go door to door asking for change for Extra Life. If you feel weird going as an adult, find someone with a kid and bring them with you! A few ELers in other cities have done this and it worked pretty well! I once collected food donations in high school door to door and it was a HUGE success! Maybe even dress up in a gaming costume! You can pass out flyers too! NOTES: -This is by no means a full list! Just an idea starter! -Going and talking to managers is an easy way to get something done! Don’t just rely on online forms! -Many of these require a W-9 with information. I have one from the EL Community as well as Katie can get you one! -Many of these require 4 to 6 weeks notice...so start planning NOW! -Most of these require flyers...which makes the process harder. Perhaps you team up with another Extra Lifer in a different friend group from you and you pass out the flyers more? Some suggest passing out 500, which I agree with. With a lot of events, you can only expect a small percentage to actually attend. So the more you invite...the more will come! -Any event you book, make sure to let Jessie or Finch know so they can send it to Katie and Jill and they can promote online or even to their coworkers at the hospital! *Please note these are NOT Guild events, but I know many Guild members would come out and support!* Questions? Other ideas?
  5. MedievalMelody

    Lularoe Fundraiser

    @Hannie731 hosted a LLR fundraise recently so she may be able to get you some information on that if your local consultant can't. The key is to make sure you have enough people to purchase because there is a minimum goal before the company will donate. If you have lots of LLR addicts though...it's easy! And make sure to make a purchase yourself
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    Panera Bread Fundraising

    Sorry I am just now reaching out in this thread again. How did you set up your event with BWW? Was it through the store manager or through a corporate contact/online form?
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    Meeting Notes July 2017

    I already spoke to Finch, but I'll post here too: I'm going to help at First Fridays in August! I'll be at Pawn and Pint at 6pm. Also, hopefully I'll finally be able to make it to the August meeting!
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    Meeting Notes June 2017

    I won't be able to do Ren Fest at the booth, but my band is performing the October weekend so I will be on site early and late if anything needs anything for set-up, tear-down, etc. Have we spoke to Jill about getting a new tent for Ren Fest? Also, I have copious amounts of garb if anyone needs to borrow anything for a costume!
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    Meeting Notes May 2017

    Not sure if I will make the June meeting, but sign me up for any shift at Lego BrickFest and any shift for KantCon as long as I am done before 5pm on that Saturday.
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    Maker Faire

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    Maker Faire at Union Station Finch and Brigid Derby will be the point people for this event, so please see them with inquiries. We'll be "selling" handmade items for donations and recruiting for Extra Life.
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    Meeting Notes April 2017

    I will not be able to do an official shift at Maker Faire, but I will be on site the entire weekend should anyone need anything, have questions, or should there be an emergency.
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    heartandthesynapse vs AllthewayJ

    JESSE -- JESSIE FACEOFF FOR KU MED!
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    If this isn't the best picture of me in existence....LOL
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    KU Med group

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