Project

E-Newsletter

Housing & Homelessness

This project will save us $2,034 , allowing us to Help us create a better understanding of what we are about.

What We Need

  • Creation of an E-Newsletter from scratch, or an overhaul of an existing one
  • Training on how to input content into a template

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on Better communication to different communities. Without your help, we cannot expand our reach. Your skills will empower us to reach a broader group of people, both locally and outside.

What We Have In Place

We currently have Lots of stories which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have email addresses and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Our new season begins on Monday

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 8-12 hours over 1-2 weeks
    Organizations: 3-4 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project may require a short interview with the organization. If the organization wants to request an interview with you, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager distributes key information to Professional, including purpose of the E-Newsletter, target audience, and existing E-Newsletter distribution practices (if applicable)
  • Volunteer Manager distributes all relevant materials such as logo, images, organizational history, brand messaging, and visual brand identity
Milestone 1: Analysis and Recommendations
  • Professional provides initial suggestions, including a suggested e-newsletter format and web-host (e.g., Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor)
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback and shares content for the newsletter including photos, hyperlinks, and/or articles
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss timeline for creation and align expectations
Milestone 2: Draft E-Newsletter
  • Professional delivers first draft
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which is incorporated
Milestone 3: Wrap-up and Learning
  • Professional delivers final draft
  • Professional trains selected staff member on how to use the template for future newsletters
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager determine frequency of newsletters based on existing best practices, bandwidth and ability to source new content
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience in online marketing
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Dedicated staff member to sustain the regular production and distribution of your E-Newsletter
  • E-mail distribution list
  • Note: If graphic design is needed, you should have your own resource or plan to engage a Catchafire Design Professional.

Our Mission

Zaban Paradies Center provides temporary housing, meals, training and support for couples who are homeless. The Center has 20 rooms and is open between October 15th and April 30th.

What We Do

We provide temporary housing, training in job readiness, relationships, meals, behavior health, etc.

Housing & Homelessness