Communications Team Update – December 2014

Submitted By Bryan Sirtosky

WEBSITE.  The Communications Team continues with our weekly online newsletter. We also added functionality to our website.

  • Online Pledging.  We have now added the ability to create a pledge against which to apply donations. Those creating pledges will receive email confirmation of their pledge as well as monthly statements detailing how much they have given and how much of their pledge is still outstanding. Pledges can be fulfilled in many ways (cash, check, EFT, online one-time or recurring payments).
  • New PO Box Address.  We added the newly established PO Box to the website in the footer as our official address for mailing purposes. CUUF’s address remains as our meeting location address.

SOCIAL MEDIA.  We continue to leverage our social media outlets to spread our message of radical love far and wide focusing this month primarily on racial justice and solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement emerging out of Ferguson, MO and rising up across the country to cry out against police brutality and racial profiling.

  • Facebook.  We are closing in on 1,200 followers on our Facebook page!
  • Twitter.  We also currently have 99 followers on our Twitter page. The following tweet led to our being added to the “BRAVE Tweeps” list of Marsha Wright, a TV business expert and author:
  • #GivingTuesday.  On December 2, we participated in the #GivingTuesday online charity giving campaign to raise $5,500 in cash and pledges via social media in two days! Thanks to all of you who participated and made the campaign a smashing success!

IN THE PHOTO: Sacred Path member Bree McIntosh (center) holds a “Black Lives Matter” sign among a gathering of protesters on Monument Circle calling for justice in the wake of the decision of the grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson. Bryan Sirtosky holds a similar sign at the right of the frame.

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