Thank you for your interest in organizing a Save The Frogs Day event and taking an active part in amphibian conservation efforts! This page details some great ways to ensure the success of your event.
Ornate Nursery Frog (Cophixalus ornatus) from Australia. Photo by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger
A great way to find ideas for your own event is to look at what others have done in past years:
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!
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.
Get inspired by this video, in which Dr. Kerry Kriger shows you some of his favorite events that have taken place on Save The Frogs Day:
Save The Frogs Day makes great publicity, so please inform your local journalists and invite them to your event.
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.
Example of a Save The Frogs Day flyer
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.
Save The Frogs Day 2013 at CVASU in Chittagong, Bangladesh
Our organization's name is SAVE THE FROGS! and we would love it if you spelled it, capitalized it, and punctuated it exactly like that. In other words, we are not SAVE the Frog or any other permutation of the words...so please just copy, paste and use this: SAVE THE FROGS!
If you need a higher resolution version, let us know.
Be sure to use this icon on your webpage or in your printed materials.
What's above is a low resolution file (perfect for websites). Do you need a hi-res file for printing? Here is the high resolution icon.
Giving a presentation? We've got slideshows here, including one all about Save The Frogs Day!
Save The Frogs Day 2011
We suggest you make a dedicated webpage that holds all your event info, then share the URL in all your social media posts. When you register your event be sure to provide us the URL so we can add it to our website. Please include the Save The Frogs Day icon atop your page, linked to http://savethefrogs.com/day
Be sure to also email your mailing list subscribers and contacts about your event!
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 best photos (no bad photos please) to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your country state and city in the subject line. 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.
-- PHOTOGRAPHY 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.
-- PHOTOGRAPHY 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.
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!
Save The Frogs Day 2013 art by Matthew Bryan
This is really important! Please send your best high resolution photos via email to email@example.com 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.
Add your favorite photos to your social media. Thank your participants and volunteers. Share your Save The Frogs Day story on your website and with your local journalists.
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 donation information 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
Save The Frogs Day art from India