Monday, July 9, 2007

Thank you gifts that support your mission


Every year, CDM hosts an annual concert to raise funds for our services. This year's event will be on September 24, 2007 at the Meyerson -- and will feature singer LeAnn Rimes. We have about 1,800 people join us ... including several hundred at the sponsor level.

In past years, we've given special gifts to sponsors -- the albums from the artist who is singing, a hand-cut stone paperweight in the shape of Texas, or some other trinket to help commemorate the event. This year, we've decided to provide our sponsors with something that will help them to better understand our mission: a copy of the new book, "Our Day to End Poverty", from Criterion Ventures.

We're ordering 350 copies of the book. We think that this will be a great way to give our sponsors a nice present that also helps them to understand what they can do to help end poverty (besides just giving us checks).

The book would be a great subject of study for a book club, a powerful source of activities for a youth group and a clear guide for a service organization. Here is a link to the book's press release:

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/070605ourday.html

You can order the book HERE AT AMAZON.

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DISCUSSION: What other gifts have you provided to donors that support your mission? (i.e. not just another coffee cup)