Thank you for registering your Save The Frogs Day event, and thank you for taking an active part in amphibian conservation efforts! Here are some ways to get the most out of your event...and check back as the day approaches, as we'll keep adding to this page.
A great way to find ideas for your own event is to look at what others have done in past years:
Save The Frogs Day 2014
Save The Frogs Day 2013
Save The Frogs Day 2012
Save The Frogs Day 2011
Save The Frogs Day 2010
Please watch this video of the August 14th, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class where SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger discusses the history of Save The Frogs Day and how to organize a Save The Frogs Day event in YOUR Town!
Please watch this video of the February 24th, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Academy class where SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger outlines his vision of Save The Frogs Day and how you can get involved and help us SAVE THE FROGS!
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey produced this excellent video on how to run a SAVE THE FROGS! informational table and effectively communicate our mission.
Need SAVE THE FROGS! educational and promo materials? We can get them to you at cost, please see our Save The Frogs Day Event Organizer Packages page. If you can afford it, please order one! If you absolutely cannot afford them, but would like some materials for your event, we'll try to help out.
Save The Frogs Day makes great publicity. Need some help writing a press release? Have a look at ours on the SAVE THE FROGS! Press Release page.
SAVE THE FROGS! relies on support from the public: we receive no government grants and get by on a fraction of what the large nonprofits have to work with. Your financial support is crucial to our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts, so we hope your Save The Frogs Day event has some fundraising aspect in addition to the educational side of things. Fundraising ideally starts before your event. If your event costs money, feel free to fundraise to cover your event costs (we welcome anything you raise in excess of your event costs!). We strongly encourage all groups to set up their own personalized fundraising webpages for the frogs.
Here are a lot of fundraising tips!
Flyers help promote your event and look great on our website as well, so if you make one, please be sure to email us the jpeg and/or PDF so we can add it to our website. Flyers should ideally have the SAVE THE FROGS! logo and/or Save The Frogs Day icon, and a big URL that says savethefrogs.com so people know where to learn more.
Banners make for great photos and get a lot of attention! Banners should ideally have the SAVE THE FROGS! logo and/or Save The Frogs Day icon, and a big URL that says savethefrogs.com so people know where to learn more.
If you need a higher resolution version, let us know.
Giving a presentation? We've got slideshows here, including one all about Save The Frogs Day!
We suggest you make a dedicated webpage that holds all your event info (email us the URL and we can add it to our website). Please include the Save The Frogs Day icon atop this page, linked to http://savethefrogs.com/day
You should also email your mailing list subscribers and contacts, and call the local TV station and newspaper!
Save The Frogs Day will come and go, but if you get one good photo of your event - one that captures the essence of the day - that photo will inspire generations of frog savers and donors as well. Thus your Save The Frogs Day event photos are almost as important as the event itself. Please email your five best photos (no bad photos please) to email@example.com and be sure to include your country state and city in the subject line. Thanks! If you have more than five great photos, feel free to send them.
We can add your best photos to a page like this super cool Save The Frogs Day 2011 page. Try to get a picture of your group holding up a Save The Frogs Day banner or with something that says Save The Frogs Day or SAVE THE FROGS!. We suggest that prior to your event you enlist a dedicated, talented photographer to take photos.
-- PHOTGRAPHY TIP #1: Group Photos
Make sure there is only a single camera taking a photo of your group at once, otherwise people's eyes are looking different cameras and the photo is not as good as it could have been.
-- PHOTGRAPHY TIP #2: Smile
Don't forget to smile! You can tell everyone to yell SAVE THE FROGS! on the count of three.
Please inform your audience that Save The Frogs Day is coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS!, a 501(c)(3) public charity for which all donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent of the law. Please ask for donations. Checks can be made out to SAVE THE FROGS!. Our fundraising ideas page has lots of ideas on how you can raise more money this Save The Frogs Day. Please be sure to send your donations in to us by mid-May. Thank you and good luck!!!
Please try to collect attendees email addresses so that we can add those people to our SAVE THE FROGS! electronic newsletter distibution list (from which they can unsubscribe at any time). A large mailing list is crucial to the success of our mission! You can print and distribute a mailing list signup sheet and a variety of flyers from our SAVE THE FROGS! Spread The Word page. There are a couple petitions as well you can print out and collect signatures for. Then you can send these to us and we'll add them to the mailing list. If you have petitions out, no need for a separate mailing list signup, as we'll add the signatories to our mailing list.
It's good to have a dedicated videographer. If you make a film, we can probably YouTube it!
SAVE THE FROGS! and our donors like to know how many people are educated by our programs, so after your event we will be asking you to tell us how many people attended your event. It is fine to estimate...and if you keep in mind that you should be counting, your estimate will likely be fairly accurate!
Relax, smile and a have a great time at you event!
This is really important! Please send your best five high resolution photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please follow these instructions:
--Add your photos as attachments to an email. Do not exceed more than 10MB per email.
--Use your city, state and country as the subject line of the email.
--Help us with a caption: in the email body area, please include a compelling one-sentence description of your event and what is happening in the photo(s).
--If you have not yet done so, please give us a one or two paragraph event summary...not about what you planned to do, but anything worth mentioning about how it went.
--Include any photographer credits in the e-mail body/caption...but only if you want us to post on the site. It is easier for us to not do so, but we will upon request.
When your event is over it would be great if you could send us a paragraph or two summarizing the event as well as your best photos...we will put these on the archival STF Day Events page to inspire people far into the future. We would also like to know how many people attended your event. Please collect any press clippings or URL's of online articles about your event.
We thank you in advance for collecting donations, your support makes this amazing day possible. Please send your donations to us by mid-May if possible so we can get a tally of funds raised worldwide. Our donations page lists many ways to donate (e.g. online, phone, by mail). Thanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
--The SAVE THE FROGS! Team