Help Us Make 2017 Happen!
We're amidst a lot of work towards our 2017 sessions, and below are some areas where we could use help! If you would like to be more intimately involved in preparing for next summer, we have a SLACK team where conversations are happening around these topics and more, there will be active To Do lists, etc. - please email us if you would like to be included in that!
Let us know areas that you're interested in helping with, and we'll set you up! firstname.lastname@example.org
ANY amount helps, for real! Even raising $100 is a substantial amount to help us reach our goals. You can host a dinner with a cover, a screening with a cover, an art show with a portion of proceeds going to BMS, an online print sale, etc. etc. etc.! Fundraising events can be big or small, whatever you're comfortable with. Tuition covers only food, lodging, and basic supplies.
Any fundraising this year will go towards:
Wages for Staff
Increased Food budget
Increased “Oh Shit” Fund
Would you like to design posters for our call for student + faculty applications? And/or can you distribute them in your area? We'll post all designed posters in the SLACK team for anyone to print and distribute as well. With applications coming out very soon, this is an immediate need.
Are you interested in writing Press Releases, general writing, or even copy editing what's been written? All are so helpful! Hit us up if this is your skill set, an immediate need in this area is the writing of a press release about our call for applications once they are released in the beginning of November.
Right now a percentage of our student body will attend on scholarship. This year we have decided to try to work with community organizations that serve underserved communities in sponsoring our scholarships. Will you reach out to community organizations in your area to sponsor our scholarships to help widen the reach of our community?
food + drink sponsorships!
Help us get free shit! This simply involves reaching out to organizations and requesting donations of food, boos, coffee, etc. etc. etc. We have a request email for both food + drink set up already! Both the FOOD, COFFEE, ETC and BEER templates can be edited, then copied and pasted into the body of an email. You can reach out to peeps that you have connections with, or just blindly approach people. We got free stuff last year using both methods.
spreading the word!
This one is pretty self explanatory, but share our applications with friends who would be interested in being a part of our community, posting on social media, forwarding our newsletter about applications to peeps. etc. etc. !