Two, for the show;
Three, to get ready ...
It's a lot of work for me to get ready for Team in Training fundraising, and I spent part of this weekend getting this process started. I woke up Friday morning with a cold that has gotten worse and worse, and really don't feel like doing anything, but I did get some things done. For example:
- I went through my contacts that do Team in Training, and sent them a note asking if they want to get my updates or not. This actually took several hours, believe it or not. I probably had to locate and save email addresses for about 40 - 50 TNTers and get them from my old computer to the newer one.
- I started the process of going through my email addresses and correcting those that were out of date and deleting a few contacts. I still have much to do in this area, and given a really busy week at work and personally ahead, I doubt I will finish in the next few days. Different people fundraise in different ways, and for me, it is 90% done by email and my web page. The last thing I have to do is go through emails from work and see what new addresses I can add to my database.
- I got my TNT fundraising page built - well, almost all of it. I still need to put a photo out there that an artistic friend is doing for me that should be kind of cool. Once she finishes that, I'll complete my page and publish the link here.
- I began thinking if my fundraising campaign has a natural theme, and it really does not. The one time I used that kind of approach, it was late in 2008 and the election was going on, so I ran things as if I were running for office. I had an initial announcement, press conference transcripts, an attack ad, and so forth. This time around, other than picking a slogan - Feeling Crabby About Cancer - I will just plan updates that seem to make sense at the time.
- I scoped out ideas for my first email. Given that I like to send them Monday nights, and as I will not be ready by tomorrow, it will probably be another week before I "pull the trigger" and start fundraising.
Three, to get ready? I am not quite ready but will be soon - then, it will be "and four to go!" and my fundraising will start. I am eager to see how that goes.