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THON Chair Workshop I September 18, 2012. Your liaisons Use them! First meetings and beyond… Monthly Fundraising Reports 5/5 – entered in to a lottery.

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1 THON Chair Workshop I September 18, 2012

2 Your liaisons Use them! First meetings and beyond… Monthly Fundraising Reports 5/5 – entered in to a lottery to win a 42 hour pass for your organization THON weekend 4/5 – no penalty 3/5 – loss of one general pass 2/5 – loss of two general passes 1/5 – 5% loss of THON 2013 total 0/5 – loss of 1 dancer couple for THON 2014 Check in with them before Canning Weekends Why We THON presentations and Motivational Workshops Contact Information

3 Fundraising FTK Window Opens on September 28 th You may begin submitting company contacts now ALL REGISTERED THON Chairs must sign SORAAC before your organization begins fundraising activities Dancers & passes for THON Weekend announced on Friday, September 28 th via THINK. Dancer allocation for THON 2013 is based solely on your organizations THON 2012 total, not on previous year dancer allocations. Organizations without guaranteed dancers for thon 2013 can enter the dancer lottery if they meet the minimum requirement of $2,600.00 by January 28, 2013.

4 THONvelopes & THONline Fundraising Start to gather addresses & email addresses now; most sustainable fundraising method Your first 250 THONvelopes will be sent by THON free of cost; 25+ if you meet with Liaisons THONline and its benefits!

5 Finance Working with Finance to track your totals Life cycle of a check THINK Totals Standardization Handling donations When to hand in checks Problem checks 2012 / 2013 checks

6 Canning Drop Off Procedures Safety Entrance plan Handling How to hand in your money Dry! Flat Bills faced Separated into stacks of $100 by denomination Example: 100 $1s, 20 $5s, 10 $10s, 5 $20s Information to bring Your estimated total Number of canners sent Penalties

7 Canning and Canvassing Canning Weekends September 28-30 October 19-21 November 9-11 Plan locations now! Before Your Trip Must register ALL locations and sign up for Materials Distribution/Canning Drop off time Contact all municipalities/storefronts and acquire the appropriate permits All volunteers who plan on participating in canning must attend ONE (1) Canning Workshop session BEFORE going canning Must bring valid photo ID in order to register to can at the workshop Any member found canning without attending a session will gain 7 points for their organization

8 Canning and Canvassing Travel Safety Never travel during inclement weather conditions Avoid traveling late at night Ensure each car has a contact list in case of emergency During your trip Follow all laws in your area and fundraise safely! Wear Penn State gear, bring your PSU ID WORK TOGETHER! Canvassing Canvassing Safety Carry Solicitation Cards & Proof of Donation cards Materials for Canning/Canvassing Materials distributions will be held Wednesday – Friday each week before canning weekends from 10am – 5pm in 327 HUB

9 Pittsburgh Canning Weekend There will be only ONE canning weekend in the city of Pittsburgh. The date will be 20, 2012 Canning only allowed on SATURDAY All participants must complete a separate registration in addition to the normal canning registration form on THINK. Absolutely no canvassing is allowed within the City of Pittsburgh. Instructions can be found on

10 Canning Workshops Will be mandatory for all volunteers participating in canning Sessions will be held at the following dates/times Tuesday: 7:30-11:30pm in 101 Chambers, 4:00- 11:30pm in Alumni Hall Wednesday: 7:30-11:30pm in 102 Forum, 4:00- 11:30pm in Alumni Hall Thursday: 7:30-11:30pm in 101 Chambers, 8:00- 11:30pm in 102 Forum All attendees must have their Penn State ID

11 THON Safety Vest THON safety vests will be available for purchase during materials distribution These vests will be sold in 321 HUB They will cost $5 per vest The total amount purchased will be credited towards your organizations total

12 Alternative Transportation Free alternative transportation will be provided via Megabus to the following locations: Philadelphia New York City Harrisburg Pittsburgh (2 nd canning weekend only) To register for a bus ticket, visit and select Alternative Transportation. You must register by the Thursday, 8 days before each canning weekend If the ticket is not used, organizations will be charged the price of the ticket.

13 Alternative Fundraisers Alternative Fundraiser system has been revamped Much faster and easier to submit Detailed Guide for new Alt Fund system found on Most Successful Alternative Fundraiser Report Report found on Submit Alternative Fundraiser Requests on THINK at LEAST two weeks before the start of the event Check on the status of your fundraiser frequently Funds and Post Fundraising Report must be handed in within 10 days after the fundraiser

14 12 th Annual THON 5K Saturday, October 13 th Fun Run: $15 Competitive Run (Chip Timing): $18 Register by October 11, 2012 at 3pm and have your registration fee credited to your Org! Register at: or at 210 HUB Questions? Contact the Special Events Captains at!

15 Join us in celebrating 100 Days til THON 2013! Organization members will have the opportunity to purchase 100 Days t-shirts for $8.00 and credit the cost to your organization! Order forms will be sent to all THON Chairs via the THON Chair Update Order forms and money are due in room 235 of the HUB on 10/08/12 – 10/10/12 from 12pm – 4pm Shirts will be distributed in rooms 324,325,& 327 of the HUB on 11/5/12 from 10am – 4pm

16 THON 2013 Raffle Chances to win the following prizes: New Dell lap top Trip to Europe Many more exciting prizes! Tickets are only $5/ea. And can be credited to your organization, but must be written on the ticket at time of purchase. Crediting stops at 11:59 PM Monday, February 11, 2013. Multiple chances may be purchased but must be paid in full. All tickets must be paid for in full, completely filled out, and stub torn off to hand back at time of purchase. Tickets handed back in any other manner will not be accepted.

17 Four Diamonds Recycling Effort What is 4DRE? For The Kids and For The Planet! 4DRE Incentive – Highest Recycling Collection Top organization, top fraternity/sorority pair, and commonwealth campus will receive an incentive THON Weekend Guidelines Collect recycling – uncrushed aluminum cans and plastic bottles #1-7 Sign out a 4DRE bag – come to the THON Office 210 HUB, M-F 9-5 Fill up the 4DRE Bag! Drop off bags – filled bags can be taken to any one of 5 campus locations Keep recycling! Questions? Email!

18 Peer-to-Peer Giving Donation Pages per Organization, Greek Pair, Independent Dancer Couple Personalized Content Page URL & Use Updating Content More information will be given through your liaisons

19 Questions?

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