Meet the #SimplyGiving Project Scavenger Hunt Participants

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Seven Memphis-based community leaders and advocates will be representing local nonprofit organizations in a city-wide scavenger hunt during Fresh Touch Publicity's 5th Annual #SimplyGiving Project, a week-long grassroots fundraiser for local nonprofits, October 4-10. The date of the actual scavenger hunt is Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m. beginning at The Candle Bakery located at 2838 Hickory Hill Rd, Ste 11. Back in May, these nonprofit organizations were nominated to be represented during the scavenger hunt: the Memphis HBCU Scholarship Foundation, H.U.S.H. Inc, It's a Girl's World, Old Path Ministries, Our Grass Our Roots, Liberated Audio, and Raising the B.A.R.

The community leaders randomly will select the nonprofit that he or she will be trying to win the grand prize for. They will be paired with a representative of that organization and they will be given clues to different businesses around the city that will lead them to the finish line.

"It was important for us to use community leaders who know the city, who are already supporting local businesses and who advocate for the smaller nonprofit organizations," said TJ Jefferson, Principal Owner of Fresh Touch Publicity. "We choose people who may not always get spotlighted but they're doing the work anyways."

Volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/sg5volunteers. We will have a volunteer orientation but if you have any questions before then, contact Volunteer Coordinator Amber Covington at simplygiving@freshtouchpublicity.com
Sponsors and donors, Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1dmd9Ol

 

The people to represent these organizations are listed below:

(Read Bios HERE)

[caption id="attachment_1443" align="alignleft" width="299"]LaShundra Richmond- The Bold Victor LaShundra Richmond- The Bold Victor[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1438" align="alignleft" width="169"]Chris Eggleston-The Enterprising Champ Chris Eggleston-The Enterprising Champ[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="200"]Tami Sawyer- The Black People's Advocate Tami Sawyer- The Black People's Advocate[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1437" align="alignleft" width="225"]Aaron Knox- The Hopeful Millennial .... Aaron Knox- The Hopeful Millennial
....[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_1440" align="alignleft" width="300"]Ena Esco- The Radio Babe Ena Esco- The Radio Babe[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1439" align="alignleft" width="300"]DeVonte' Payton- The Memphis Choice DeVonte' Payton- The Memphis Choice[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1441" align="alignleft" width="300"]Lucresha Wilson- The Natural Wonder Lucresha Wilson- The Natural Wonder[/caption]

Fresh Touch Publicity is a Memphis-based public relations and branding consultancy company designed to assist nonprofit organizations and faith-based businesses and organizations with maximizing their exposure within their targeted audience, their community and the Media.

Three Tips to Gain Strength, Grow Numbers, & Enhance Your Org’s Reputation

Strengthening current members while still focusing on attracting new ones AND trying to set a better reputation in the community can often be a difficult task for any faith-based organization. Creating a positive perception of your organization in the community provides a critical foundation for the communication and other evangelistic efforts later on down the road. Here are three quick tips to pursue immediately:
 
1. Adapt to the Changes Happening Within Your Community
The best businesses in the world have incredible talent, but it will mean nothing if they can’t readily adapt to change. Communities and their focus, goals, etc are constantly changing and being in the know of these changes is essential. For instance, knowing which social media entity is popular amongst your demographics and/or what they read more- the newspaper, online blogs, parenting magazines, or do they simply use social media for news, events, updates, etc. Also, make sure that people can reach out to you by having all of your contact information displayed correctly on your building, appropriate websites, including your own and any other publication.
 
2. Match Strengths to Roles within the Organization
In unifying an organization, internal strength is a key factor in the amount of success that will be had. When “the bottom falls out of an organization” it is usually because the leadership committee is not equipped to deal with the issues that it faces. It is vital that the leadership team be placed in their proper roles and the goals should be made clear with members of the entire congregation or group. For instance, if someone is great at greeting patrons at the door, don’t place that person in a hidden office to file paperwork. When the right person is doing the right tasks, more work towards the ultimate goal can be achieved.
 
3. Partner with Your City-Reach out to Your Community
Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Establishing a good reputation or reversing a negative reputation is quite the chore. An organization’s reputation should be a direct reflection of the true character that is expressed within the organization. An amazing way to boost your reputation within the city is to partner with other associates such as non-profit organizations or other faith-based businesses. Offering your services to other associations during charitable projects or events can help your organization make connections within the city while benefiting others. Something as simple as handing out free water bottles at a little league game can infer that your organization is building its rapport with the community.
 
Start with these easy small steps or you can contact Fresh Touch Publicity to help facilitate these changes and you organization well on its way.
 
By: Rachel Brandon
@Rach_Brandon