promote your Faminetell people why you’re doing the Famine and how much you’re trying to raise
Create your Famine fundraising webpage and have students set up their own personalized pages.
Post the link to your fundraising webpage on all your social media sites — providing updates as you near your goal.
Share this video:
30 Hour Famine Study Tour
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stand up in church
Ask your church family to pray for students up to and during Famine weekend. Invite them to pray that students will grow closer to Christ and each other while developing a genuine heart for helping those in need.
Email blast the link to your Famine fundraising webpage — enabling your congregation to track your progress AND help your group reach their fundraising goal.
Broadcast in your church bulletin using these templates.
Create your own materials with this awesome clip art package. Click to download. (Oh yes, clip art is alive and well.)
Show the Famine promo video.
30 Hour Famine 2013: Feed Your 5,000
Make the Famine an outreach opportunity. For many leaders, this is their biggest youth event all year — so ask students to invite their friends! “Our kids look forward to the 30 Hour Famine all year long,” says Becca, one Famine leader. “They get so excited about it and invite their friends. People you only see come to church for Christmas and Easter come for the Famine!”
get on the local news (it’s easier than you think)
Web-search “30 Hour Famine news” and see the hundreds of Famine groups like yours that make headlines each year.
Call or email your local news outlets (TV, radio, Web, paper) a couple of weeks before your event. They love the “local kids making a difference” angle.
Customize this press release template. Send it to your local media two weeks before your Famine.
Get noticed with an eye-catching mailing. Send a small bag filled with 1.3 pounds of rice and/or beans to your local station with a note that says: “This is an example of how much a person living in poverty in Africa eats per week.” Your group will stand out!
Invite the press to cover your Famine service projects or “break-your-fast” meal. If you’re serving at a local organization, be sure to ask their permission first.