4/4 Forty-Four: Forty-Four Minutes For The Frogs
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
I need your help on April 4th. You see, SAVE THE FROGS! has grown so fast over the last five years that I'm no longer able to raise all the money required to fund our worldwide efforts. Fundraising is one of my most time-consuming tasks, and every hour I spend fundraising is an hour I can't spend creating educational materials, coordinating campaigns, training volunteers or giving live presentations. That's why I'm asking you to help SAVE THE FROGS! by spending 44 minutes fundraising for the frogs this Thursday April 4th (4/4)!
I know you love frogs, so I hope you will help to fund our worldwide efforts to protect frog habitat; to keep harmful pesticides out of our water supply; to get frog dissections out of schools and frog legs out of restaurants; and to educate millions of people worldwide about frogs and why we need to protect them. Please stand in solidarity with frog lovers worldwide this April 4th and dedicate 44 minutes to asking your friends, family, schoolmates, teachers and co-workers to donate $4 to the frogs. Just tell them frogs are going extinct and since Save The Frogs Day is coming up on April 27th, you're raising money for SAVE THE FROGS.
And yes, the registrant who raises the most money wins a prize: I will Skype with your school or a school of your choice and answer all your frog questions! Good luck and thank you so much for taking part this Thursday, April 4th...I'm quite certain that you will be far more successful than you can imagine! Here's a fundraising tip: when someone donates, put their cash in an envelope, that makes you look more professional!
PLEASE HELP ME FUNDRAISE THIS APRIL 4TH!
Please donate $44 today - or whatever you can afford - if you are unable to fundraise this April 4th! The frogs will thank you FOURever!
Photo courtesy Craig Erickson.
Why SAVE THE FROGS! needs your fundraising assistance NOW
I can't keep up with all the monetary requests I have been receiving lately, from volunteer groups around the world who seek our financial support to make their frog conservation projects a reality. This in addition to our under-funded, under-staffed programs in the USA, Ghana and Bangladesh. To make matters worse, I don't have enough money to pay competitive wages to my employees, and now two of my best employees are leaving by necessity for higher paying jobs. Employees who are key to our success, and without whom we take a major step backwards. Sometimes I lose sleep over the fact that one of my employees dumpster dives for food. I myself have never received a raise, and recently switched to part-time in part so I can find additonal income. I am sure you understand the gravity of losing key employees and being unable to fund valuable projects in the midst of the largest mass extinction in 65 million years. All the success we've had building this movement and developing the infrastructure with which we can educate and inspire millions of people -- what a loss it would be to see our efforts not achieve their true potential. I hope you will consider these points carefully, and realize that we KNOW how to save the frogs; it is merely a matter of us being able to raise the money to fund our programs. What a tragedy for frogs to go extinct knowing we could have saved them. To be clear, SAVE THE FROGS! has very responsible fiscal management: in 2012, 93% of all the money we raised went directly to our programs - a much higher percentage than the average nonprofit! The remainder went to adminstrative and fundraising costs, which we keep as low as possible. While we are always trying to reduce costs, right now we need to drastically increase our revenues, and I need your help to succeed in that respect. Thank you!
Another awesome Craig Erickson photo
Save The Frogs Day Day in Seattle
Come celebrate Save The Frogs Day in Seattle! The Pacific Northwest is home to many amphibian species, including the threatened Oregon Spotted Frog. Join us at Seward Park between 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for the Seattle Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run and Walk. We'll have educational activities for kids and adults alike and live amphibian presentations. 100% of the proceeds benefit SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Register online today!
Questions? Contact Breanna Binder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save The Frogs Day 2013 Promo Video by Avalon Theisen
Thanks to Avalon for making this excellent video to promote Save The Frogs Day 2013! Please watch it and embed it on your website! Be sure to subscribe to the SAVE THE FROGS1 YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/savethefrogs while you are at it!
Girl Scout Troop 750 helps SAVE THE FROGS!
Girl Scout Troop 750 out of Lansing, Kansas decided to educate people about saving the frogs for their Animal Service project. They made this poster and handed out educational cards with information on what they can do to help Save the Frogs! Good job Troop 750 for your dedication to amphibian conservation by helping save the frogs! Want to help spread the word like these frog savers? Learn how here!
Students in Nepal help clean frog habitat
Thanks to Sanjeev Wasti and the Mechi Kosi Student Association of Rampur, Nepal for cleaning this frog pond in March 2013! If SAVE THE FROGS! has inspired you to build a frog pond, please be sure to tell us about it and send photos. Find out how you can build a frog pond in your backyard or at your school at:
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Join me in Belize this July!
We've filled thirteen spots for our upcoming Belize Eco-Tour, so we have six spots remaining.If you are adventorous and like to see wildlife, this trip is for you! If you can't make it, please tell your friends who enjoy traveling...we really need to fill all the spots on this trip. Thanks!!!
Thanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
With your support, we WILL succeed!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Santa Cruz, California