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1 1 Join Clifford the Big Red Dog to Help Kids in Your Community Be Big! Win a $25,000 community grant for Big Ideas from schools, community groups or volunteers you work with!! Affiliate Call: May 14, 2009 Presenters: Madden Manion Vicky James Dana DiPrima

2 2 Meeting Agenda Welcome BE BIG Overview Help Us Spread the Word Tools & Resources Incentives Next Steps

3 3 Be Big Overview Be Big Vision To make the world a better place through the application of Cliffords Big Ideas: Be Kind, Share Work TogetherBe Responsible Help OthersRespect Others Be a Good FriendPlay Fair Believe in YourselfBe Truthful

4 4 Be Big Overview Be Bigs Mission 1.To raise awareness about the Big Ideas and how their application can help to make the world a better place 2.To engage the public in taking action on Big ideas in their personal, school/business and community lives 3.To recognize BE BIG! TM actions in various forms (personal, community) 4.To provide resources for parents, teachers and others to use in the character education of our children and our communities Scholastic Inc., the global childrens publishing, education and media company, together with HandsOn Network, launched BE BIG! in February 2009.

5 5 Be Big Overview Be Big Contest From April 20 to June 26, 2009, the Be Big in Your Community Contest is open for applications on how volunteers can use Cliffords Big Ideas to make their own communities a better place Your volunteers, schools and community partners could win a $25,000 community grant to put their Big Ideas into action!

6 6 Be Big Overview Be Big Contest 11 finalists will be selected by a multi-tiered judging process –10 will win a $2,500 community grant –1 will win a $25,000 community grant! All projects will be executed in 2009 with the help of HandsOn Network local affiliates!

7 7 Help Us Spread the Word Promote Contest Submissions: If everyone takes action on just one Big Idea to BE BIG!, the world will indeed be a better place. We need your help! Encourage as many contest submissions as possible between NOW and JUNE 26! Make sure that every school, classroom community group and individual volunteer knows about Be Big! and the Be Big in Your Community contest Team up with Clifford The Big Red Dog® and HandsOn Network to get involved in your community now.

8 8 Help Us Spread the Word Promote Contest Submissions: Contest information and on-line nominations can be accessed via HandsOn Network & Scholastic Web sites: –www.scholastic.com/cliffordbebig/contestwww.scholastic.com/cliffordbebig/contest –www.handsonnetwork.org/bebigwww.handsonnetwork.org/bebig

9 9 Help Us Spread the Word Promote Contest Submissions: Promote the Be Big contest in affiliate newsletters, websites, news releases, weekly web blasts, local events. Post a Be Big Contest Web banner on your website, Facebook page, Twitter account & link to national Be Big sites Partner with HandsOn and Scholastic to pitch local stories of young people doing good in community Host a Clifford Be Big Appearance & Rally at a local school

10 10 Tools & Resources Be Big Tools You Can Use: Access the Affiliate Be Big Resource Center for all your Be Big tools and materials /assets/clifford Available On-line Friday, May 15

11 11 Tools & Resources Be Big Tools You Can Use: HTML Web Banner for your websites home page and blasts to constituents Approved Logos, Layouts and Contest Copy Local Media Advisory Template and Press Release Clifford the Big Red Dog appearance request forms Worksheet for kids to use in schools or community groups Lesson plans for teachers, community leaders (on-line) An easy web-based template for contest submissions (mail-in applications are also available) Scripts for principals or other community leaders (for a public event, if desired

12 12 Incentives Why You Should Support The Be Big Contest Increase your chances to be selected as a Be Big Finalist –Finalists will be featured in local and national media outreach, HandsOn Web site, Scholastic Web site in addition to receiving Be Big grants Request a Clifford Appearance at a service event of your choosing Most creative affiliate outreach efforts will be featured on HandsOn Facebook page and receive recognition on Be Big Blog posts/tweets Recognition at Be Big Event at Conference Participate in fun campaign to inspire littlest volunteers Access Be Big curriculum and resources that are loved by teachers Thank You for Your Help Promoting the BE BIG Contest!

13 13 What HON Affiliates Are Saying About Be Big! Chicago Cares: Our school really loved it! We are heroes for bringing Be Big to them! Children for Children: What a great way to teach kids about character Greater Phil. Cares: Clifford was a rock star! HandsOn Atlanta: So much fun and positive energy HandsOn Miami: Students had wonderful BIG ideas

14 14 Next Steps Take Action Now: Visit HandsOn Be Big Resource site on Friday to download all of your Be Big materials Post Be Big HTML banner and nomination information on Web site, Facebook, etc Create schedule of blasts encouraging contest submissions Promote contest to local media and news contacts Speak to local schools, youth organizations, and volunteers about submitting contest ideas Contact HandsOn with stories of outstanding youth activities for collaborative pr outreach efforts Keep track of your efforts Be creative in thinking about how YOU and YOUR NETWORKS can spread the word

15 15 Key Contacts Vicky James Marketing Manager Lindsey Cohen Group M/Scholastic Liaison Madden Manion Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships Jennifer Nash, Manager Corporate Projects

16 16 Thank You for Your Help Promoting the BE BIG in Your Community Contest!

17 17 Appendix Be Big Tools You Can Use: Approved Copy: Version 1 BE BIG! is a national campaign that invites everyone, big and small, to take action, raise awareness and demonstrate how CLIFFORDS BIG IDEAS (Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe in Yourself, Be A Good Friend, Help Others) can make the world a better place. The mission of BE BIG! is to recognize and reward others for their BE BIG! actions, to catalyze change in local communities and to provide resources for everyone to share Big Ideas Visit: Official Rules are available at

18 18 Appendix Be Big Tools You Can Use: Approved Copy: Version 2 ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO SEE YOUR BIG IDEA WIN A $25,000 GRANT! If YOU have a BIG idea that demonstrates Cliffords BIG IDEAS and helps make your community a better place, tell us! The Be Big in Your Community Contest gives kids, parents, teachers and community leaders nationwide an opportunity to submit their BIG ideas for a chance to win a community grant to bring those ideas to life. The grand prize entry will be honored with a $25,000 community grant, and the runner-up entries will each be honored with a $2,500 community grant (via HandsOn Network affiliate organizations or designees) from the Be Big Fund to be used toward implementing the winning proposals.* Visit:


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