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June 1st 2015

by EWaste4Good on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 2:40pm ·

Dear Fundraising Partners,

Its JUNE!! what an exciting school year. We picked up over 250,000lbs of waste this past 6 months. So amazing!! We are very proud of all of you. We look forward to your continued support as we win the world over with recycling. Stay tuned for some exciting news!!



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Newsletter February 2013

by EWaste4Good on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:39am ·

Dear Fundraising Partners,

In the month of February we celebrate Black History and Presidents Day we honor those who have made a difference to better the world we all live in.  As our organizations strive to do the same, we would like to thank you for your continuous efforts to better your communities, your positive influence and hard work is what continues to drive our program to succeed.

We would like to welcome the following organizations who have joined Ewaste4good in the month of February.

Jim Elliot Christian High School Lodi, Ca

Archway School Berkeley, Ca

Office of Samoan Affairs Sacramento, Ca

San Lorenzo Community San Lorenzo, Ca

Green Group “Circle of Success Foundation” Sacramento, Ca

Straight Gate Ministries Sacramento, Ca

Japanese Christian Church Walnut Creek, Ca

Noah’s Ark Foundation Tracy, Ca

Girl Scout Troop 740 Elk Grove, Ca

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center Petaluma, Ca

International Student Volunteers Sacramento, Ca

St. Phillip the Apostle Sacramento, Ca

Franklin High School Elk Grove, Ca

We are currently working on incentives to help all of our organizations, as well as making it easier to obtain receipts on our website. Remember a great way to get the word out about your organization is through social media, the more noise you make the more pickups you’ll get!

Do not forget to like us on Facebook  all your family and friends will be able to see what you are up to.

Mayra Mendoza
Ewaste4good
1988 E. Alpine Ave

Stockton, Ca 95205

Ph. 1-800-317-3112
Fax 209-463-7400

mayra@ewaste4good.com


eWaste4good Newsletter 1/18/2013 Happy New Year!!

by EWaste4Good on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:59am ·

Dear Fundraising Partners,

We are so exited here at eWaste4good, with 2 weeks in to the New Year our representatives are working hard scheduling pick-ups for our organizations, and our database is also growing with new organizations being added almost daily.

We are noticing that around this time of the year businesses are updating their electronic equipment which means that they will get rid of their old ewaste, this gives organizations an opportunity to offer them a free e-waste pick up through eWaste4good.

 

This month we welcome the following organizations to eWaste4good:

The Door Christian Center                                    Sacramento

GSUL Young Professionals                                    Oakland

Partnership for Affordable Housing                        Sacramento

CAPITAL                                                             Sacramento

Women’s Council of Realtors                                El Dorado Hills

NCN Children Ministries                                       Sacramento

Harvest Church                                                   Elk Grove

Safety Center Inc.                                               Sacramento

Hispanic Heritage Center                                      Livermore

Nepalis and Friends Cultural Association (NAFCA)   Sacramento

Hosanna Samoan Christian Fellowship                   Elk Grove

Carmichael Presbyterian Preschool                        Carmichael

Easter Seals Superior CA                                     Sacramento

 

We want to make sure that every organization has the proper information and marketing tools to be successful. If there is anything you need please feel free to contact us, a lot of the information is on our website as well http://www.ewaste4good.com.

 

Thank You,

 

Mayra Mendoza

mayra@ewaste4good.com

800.317.3112

Our New Posters our doing great for many organizations.

eWaste4good Newsletter 11/1/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

We are heading into the busiest time of year for e-waste recycling! With Christmas around the corner, black Friday deals... people will be getting rid of a lot stuff! Right now I want to take a moment to stress the importance of using facebook as a marketing tool. It’s fast, easy, and it’s free. We’ve been keeping track and it truly does work. All you need is a simple post like:

“I volunteer at McHenry House, we help homeless families get back on their feet. We’re currently raising funds by recycling e-waste. If you have any old TVs, computers, electronics, working or not, that you want to get rid of, please donate here http://ewaste4good.com . They will pick the donations up from your home or office for free! Thank you!”

Remember, it can’t just be you posting, you want to get as many people helping you as possible. Also, post more than once! Continuously post once or twice a week and you will get results.

The second and final thing I want to mention is very important. Some of you are collecting ewaste on your own before we pick it up. You either have a location where donors are dropping items off, or maybe having friends leave items at your home, or whatever the case may be. If you didn’t buy it, and are trying to recycle it for money the state of CA needs to know where it came from.

We’ve let a few things slide in the past but this can’t happen anymore because the state has refused us money on several items, which means we can’t pay you guys and gals. The state funded program for recycling TVs and monitors requires a name and address for every single item with a screen. Please take a moment to review the attachments, and contact me if you have any questions about this.

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


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eWaste4good Newsletter 9/19/2011

New Banners for Your Fundraiser!


Great news everyone! eWaste4good now has banners available to help you with your fundraising! 

 

There are two different banners. One of them is a general banner directing people to eWaste4good.com or to call our 800 number for free ewaste pickup. This banner is 5ftx3ft. The other banner simply says "Drop ewaste here", and is for organizations collecting ewaste at their location. This one is 6ftx2ft. Pictures are attached.

 

The general banner is a must for schools, and other organizations that have a lot of traffic passing by daily. Use your imagination, these banners will be a terrific tool to help with your fundraiser.

 

If you are interested in one or both banners, please reply to this email thread. We will arrange to either get the banners to you, or make them available for pickup somewhere. These banners can easily be hung inside or outdoors using a little bit of string or wire. Get one up and start earning money for your organization now!

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

    


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eWaste4good Newsletter 8/16/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

We would like to feature your organization on the homepage of our www.ewaste4good.com website! It will be in the section called "Monthly Organization Spotlight", where we will have some of your pictures and a little bit of info about your group.

 

The good news is that if you would like to be featured, it doesn't cost anything! We will do it on a rotational basis. If you are interested, please reply and email me a quick paragraph about your organization, along with 1-3 good pictures. Can't wait to hear from you!

 

Here’s the latest video release from eWaste4good. It explains exactly what eWaste4good picks up and how the pickup process works. For some of you it will be a nice refresher, for others it will provide you with a “Oh, now I get it!” moment.

 

What does eWaste4good Pickup?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGzFoRn_Avg

 

Forward this on to others in your organization so they understand the program and are on the same page as you.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

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eWaste4good Newsletter 8/9/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

It’s hot but you guys and gals are still getting those door hangers out! Way to go! Keep up the good work.

 

Here’s the latest video release from eWaste4good. It explains exactly how the eWaste4good fundraising program works. For some of you it will be a nice refresher, for others it will provide you with a “Oh, now I get it!” moment.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ_avsQ1zrM

 

Forward this on to others in your organization so they understand the program and are on the same page as you.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

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eWaste4good Newsletter 8/2/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

We have added a new page to our website called “eWaste Drop Spots.” Take a look here: http://ewaste4good.com/eWaste_Drop_Spots.html. Primarily eWaste4good is an at home or office pickup service, but sometimes people just want to leave a few small items somewhere. Some of you may have the facilities to collect and store ewaste, so let’s take advantage of that. 

If you’re interested in being listed on our website as a possible e-waste drop location, please let me know. You must have regular hours to be considered. This can be at your organizations office, or your own business. 

Also, a disclaimer I need to mention. We cannot make any guarantees as to how long it will be before we pickup any ewaste you collect. The same general pickup rules of anywhere from a few days to a few weeks apply. In other words, don’t collect it in your garage and park your car outside! 

There’s no telling how much to expect but my best guess will be at least a few extra donations every month. This is something new we are trying. The idea is that you collect it until you’ve got a bunch, then request a pickup and we’ll come get it. We may be there every few weeks, we may be there every few months. We just have to see how things go.

If you’re interested you’ll need to reply to this email with the name of the location, address, phone, and hours of operation. Please reply with all the required information.

Check out the latest eWaste4good video release. It’s from Kate Song at New School Aikido in Stockton sharing with us how she does her e-waste fundraiser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge3z3mm1kmE

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator
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eWaste4good Newsletter 7/19/2011


Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

We’ve made a few updates to our marketing materials, new ones are attached. First is the “donation flyer” with 4 to a page. Go ahead and use up the ones you have but for future printing, use these new ones. We added the eWaste4good CEW number on them from the California Integrated Waste Management Board. It assures the public that we are indeed certified to be recycling e-waste.

 

The second change is to our “donation pickup request form”. The fax number has been taken off of these because we will no longer be accepting fax orders. Quite often they are illegible or incomplete and this adds significantly to the time it takes us to contact and schedule donation pickups. The best thing to do is what most of you have already been doing. Once you have the information collected on the form, enter them directly onto the order form on the homepage of our website. This way the information goes straight to our dispatchers and there is no delay in data entry.

 

Collecting information on the spot in person is the most effective way to secure e-waste donation pickup orders. We’ve all had the experience of talking to a large number of people who say they have stuff to get rid of but when you hand them a flyer, they never make it to the website to fill in an order. The best thing you can do when you talk to someone who says they have stuff to get rid of is take down their info right then and there, even if you don’t have a form. All you need is their name, address, number, email address and what they’re donating. Then you plug it into the website yourself later and you know for sure that you have a donation in the system.

 

Once an order is submitted online, the donor should receive an initial phone call within a day or two to confirm "we got your order". Sometimes they can be scheduled right away, sometimes the call will be more like "we got your order and are putting together a route in your neighborhood. We'll get back to you in a week or two once we know for sure when the truck will be there." Please communicate this to your donors.

 

It can also be quite helpful to let people know it will be a few weeks before the actual pickup, so they’ll have time to get their stuff together. If you’re trying to collect donation pickup info from people on the spot this will help get past the resistance of “Let me see what I have and start to gather my items, then I’ll plug it into the website later.” Tell them, “Well you have at least 1 TV or computer right? Let’s get you into the system now, then you’ll have a couple weeks to gather additional items and you can add however much you like to the pile on your scheduled pickup day.”

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

eWaste4good, How to Start Raising Money Today

This newsletter will serve as a refresher for those who want to bump up their e-waste recycling fundraiser earnings right away.

 

There are 3 things you can do immediately to get your fundraiser earning money.

 

1. Try using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to advertise. It's FREE and very effective. The more people you let know about this FREE program the better your results will be. Social media websites such as facebook are the fastest and easiest way to spread the word that you are doing a fundraiser. Even if you aren’t on facebook yourself, it’s important to find someone who is. Someone who is part of your organization or someone who just wants to help out. What you’ll want to do is post a simple status update every so often to the effect of...

 

“I volunteer at McHenry House in Tracy, we help homeless families get back on their feet. We’re currently raising funds by recycling e-waste. If you have any old TVs, computers, electronics, working or not, that you want to get rid of, please donate here http://ewaste4good.com/ . They will pick the donations up from your home or office for free! Thank you!”

 

The above can literally get a response and donations in about 2 minutes. If you are on facebook please be sure to like our fanpage for important updates...

http://www.facebook.com/ewaste4goodfundraiser

 

2. If you have a website, post some information about your new fundraiser along with a link to ewaste4good.com. Here's a sample of what this should look like.

 

“Ongoing Fundraiser

eWaste4good Free Electronic Waste Home or Office Pick up

Free pick-up of e-waste at your home/business! Simply fill in your info and enter "Tiny Tots School PTA" as the beneficiary. They will pick-up your outdated or broken TVs, computers and electronics for free. It's a great way to properly dispose of e-waste and help our school at the same time. See the site for accepted items (most electronics accepted). Contact me@tinytotsschool.com for any questions.

Here's the link: http://www.ewaste4good.com/

 

Feel free to use our logo on your website, or in other publications for the purpose of promoting your fundraiser.

 

3. If you have an email list, or a regular newsletter that goes out, be sure to mention it in there. This is a year round fundraiser and our top earning organizations mention it every month in their newsletters. Use the same copy mentioned in the website example above or write your own for an email blast that can bring in hundreds of dollars.

 

For paper newsletters it is recommended that you print out the quarter page flyer and add it as an insert.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 6/14/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Nowadays when it comes to getting the word out about what you’re doing for the community, videos work wonders. A lot of people would rather take a minute or two to watch a video, than take a minute or two to read some text. Over the past few months I’ve been making videos to help explain what the eWaste4good program is and how it works. You can view these videos on our YouTube Channel.

 

What I would like to do for you and your organization is help you make a short video clip explaining what it is you do. It’s very easy to embed the video on your own website, or share it on Facebook. If you’re doing wonderful things for the community, let me help you spread the word! I have a decent camera and am willing to shoot a short video to help your organization. Please reply to this email and let me know if this is something you would like to do.

 

The San Joaquin County Fair is coming up! It’s this Wednesday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Stockton. If you’re going, be sure to stop by the eWaste4good booth and say Hi!

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 5/31/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Thank you so much for your participation and feedback in our fundraising program. And a special thank you to Sharon at McKinley Elementary in Tracy for pointing out that the standard 4 to a page donation flyer needed a backside. Well, here it is!

 

Even though we pickup pretty much everything, it seems like people still want to see the list of items, to jog their memory I suppose. So now we’ve included that list to the back of the flyer. Please start printing these front and back for maximum effectiveness.

 

If you have any ideas, or would like some custom flyers made up, please contact me. I can’t do anything extraordinary, but I can make something nice with your name on it that will get you donations.

 

I would also like to take a moment to congratulate Eric at the Bryan Stow Fund. Eric set the record by scoring 11 e-waste donations from a single Facebook posting in less than an hour! Way to go Eric! That’s one for the record book!

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 5/17/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Over the last few weeks we have received a large number of big donations from offices and businesses. Some of you made a few hundred dollars simply by putting us in touch with a business that had a large amount of ewaste. Way to go! I want to emphasize how important it is to always ask people if they have anything at work they want to get rid of. This is where the big money is at. You’ll find these large donations as you’re coming into contact with people by handing out flyers, posting on facebook, and mailing your newsletters in volume.

 

Within the next week or so I’ll be giving you a personal call to find out what I can do to help. I’d like to make sure that you know exactly what you need to be doing to make your fundraiser a success.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


Email Newsletter 5/10/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

What a tremendous response for door hangers! I’m glad to see so many of you are willing to get out there and do what it takes to raise money for your organization. Some have been mailed already, some of the later requests will be going out over the next few days.

 

I would offer instruction but I think they’re pretty much self explanatory! The only advise I’d give you is if you do bump into someone, don’t be afraid to ask them in person for their information to make a donation. Keep a sign up form and a pen on you when you go out, take down their info, and plug it into the website later.

 

Everybody who gets 10 pickup orders from these door hangers in the next 30 days will be getting a free eWaste4good t-shirt! 15 will get you 2 shirts and 20 will get you 3. So get the whole gang out there! More door hangers will be available upon request.

 

This Friday, May 13th, we will be having an e-waste collection event at the Stockton Ports game. If you’re going to the game, stop by our truck and say hi! There’s a lot of you I still haven’t met yet and I’d love to meet you in person.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


Email Newsletter 5/3/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Summer is just around the corner. Does your organization have any big plans? Need some money to help make those plans happen? Maybe it’s time to take a more proactive approach with your e-waste fundraiser. You may have been doing ok asking for donations from the people you come into contact with in your daily travels. But if you really want to crank up the monthly cash flow there are some options to reach people outside of your group.

 

Setting up one of our recycling kiosks in front of a grocery store or other high traffic area works wonders. Congratulations to Robin with the People to People Ambassadors, which is an international student leadership program. They set up a booth in front of Whole Foods in Roseville last weekend, and in 2.5 hours collected 28 donation pickup orders! Way to go Robin! She’ll have a big check coming her way and will be using it on a summer trip for her students.

 

Going door to door is still working great. I’ll have some door hangers for you soon, but knocking on doors and taking orders works far better, I guarantee it. So if you have the means, don’t be shy, get your fundraising team out there!

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


Email Newsletter 4/26/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

eWaste4good makes local news! That’s right, eWaste4good was featured on Fox 40 news by by the lively Annalee Penny. If you haven’t seen the segment yet, check it out here:

http://bit.ly/fzfraB

 

What a tremendous response last week for door hangers! They should be ready in a few weeks, I’ll let you know as soon as they are available. If you haven’t requested them yet but would like some, please reply to this email and let me know.

 

This month we collected quite a few donations from people who did not already have an organization in mind they wanted to donate to. They said, “Donate the proceeds to whoever needs it the most.” To be fair we had a drawing and selected only a handful of organizations to receive these extra donations. Bonus checks will be going out in the next month or so, be on the lookout!

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 4/19/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

The Asparagus Festival was a terrific success! It was great to see those of you who were able to make it and stop by. If your organization plans on being at any large fairs or events this summer please give me a call and I’ll give you some pointers on how to collect donations.

 

We’ve still got a couple recycling kiosks available. These kiosks are for you to use! Get permission to set up in front of a busy store or supermarket and watch the donations roll in! Check out the video and if you’d like to arrange to borrow one, please let me know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72CUzc0mZU

 

Door hangers are coming soon! We will be providing these to you at no cost if you are ready to get out there in your community. Please reply to this email and let me know if this is something you would like to do. If you reply now, your customized door hangers with your name on them will be among the first to be printed.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


Email Newsletter 4/12/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

We’re off to a great start for April! Though earth day is only one day, the festivals and fairs have already begun! Seems like April is pretty much “earth month”, everyone’s awareness is up and they are looking for ways to do something green. This is the perfect time to kick your fundraiser into high gear!

 

This week I want to stress the importance of asking people for ewaste donations, then collecting their information right then and there. We have groups getting outstanding results by directly asking people in person, or on the phone for ewaste donations. If donors say they have stuff to donate, collect their information, and tell them you will have a dispatcher contact them in the next few days to schedule a pickup. This will yield far more donations than simply handing out flyers.

 

The information you need from a donor is name, address, cell phone number, email address, and what they’re donating. You can use our “donation pickup request form” if you have one handy, or just jot down their information on a piece of paper, and enter it into the ewaste4good.com website yourself later.

 

Asking people if they have ewaste they want to get rid of is far easier than asking them to buy something. So many people have ewaste they want to get rid of they will be delighted that you are offering to help them out.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 4/5/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

You all are doing great by getting out there in the community and letting people know about the program. Taking proactive steps like going door to door or passing out flyers somewhere with a lot of foot traffic works wonders. And now, we’ve got something to help you out even more! We’ve got a number of small portable booths that can be setup in high traffic places like in front of grocery stores, shopping centers, school events, and anywhere else you can think of! Check out the youtube video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72CUzc0mZU

 

If you are interested in borrowing a booth to set up for your organization, please contact me, Sean Dyer, at 209-456-5678

The Stockton Asparagus is coming up April 15th-17th. Stop by the eWaste4good booth and say hi! Pickup some cool eWaste4good goodies! We will be located in the “small biz expo”, located in the South Hall of the Civic Auditorium.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 3/29/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Great news! I’ve got some shiny new promotional tools for you. The quarter page flyer has been working great! I’ve given it a facelift so now it’s a little bit more attractive and very easy to enter your name on. The flyer is an editable pdf (adobe acrobat file), so just type your organization’s name into the first box, and the other 3 boxes will duplicate it. (Please visit http://ewaste4good.com/Member_Resources.html for attachments)

 

I have also attached a poster that can be used in strategic locations. This small poster can be hung on bulletin boards and anywhere else you think it will be noticed. Like the quarter page flyer, this one can also be customized by typing your organization’s name into it.

 

When donors fill in their information on our website, we always ask them how they heard about the program. Facebook continues to account for a large percentage of our donations every month. Keep doing what you’re doing and posting those facebook status updates! Attached is an image that works great on facebook. Pictures always seem to get more attention, so attach this one to your next status update. And of course, encourage all of your friends and family to help you by asking them to also post status updates letting people know about the fundraiser.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 3/22/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Good news! We are now accepting small kitchen appliances! This includes microwaves, blenders, bread makers, coffee machines, electric mixers, rice cookers, electric can openers, hotplates, popcorn makers, pressure cookers. Am I missing anything? In order to offer this service though the donation must be made together with another e-waste item like a TV or computer. Your payouts for these items aren’t as good as TVs and computers, since it’s mainly just recycling plastic and a little bit of metal. We are doing this as a community service and as a favor to our donors who always seem to have so much stuff they want to get rid of!

 

Do you have any big events or social gatherings coming up? Don’t forget to have someone with a clipboard there to take ewaste4good orders! This works wonders!

 

Earth day is fast approaching! It is on Friday 4/22. Is your organization planning anything big? Do you want to? Now is the time of year to get media attention for your fundraiser.

 

Here’s a 30 second clip on YouTube. It was a recent pickup that weighed in at 146 lbs which translated into $11.68 for one of you. These add up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmQRyGmN4z8

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 3/15/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Things are really starting to pickup now that some of you are using the donation pickup request forms. It’s a great way to collect donation pickup information on the spot. What I’ve found is that if you talk to 10 people, 8 or 9 of them will have some stuff they would like to get rid of! But if you hand them a flyer, only 2 or 3 of them will later log onto ewaste4good.com to submit their pickup request. It seems like potential donors will put it off until they decide to clean out their garage or they just plain forget to do it. What the signup form allows you to do is collect their information on the spot. That way no donations slip through the cracks!

 

Another tip I would like to offer is approaching self storage facilities for help collecting e-waste. A lot of self storage facilities have trouble with people leaving old TVs and electronics behind. What you can do is approach them and let them know about our free e-waste pickup program. This is a major problem a lot of storage facilities have to deal with. Just let them know that you can have a truck come by once a month to pickup any e-waste they’ve collected. Call me, Sean Dyer, if you would like help with this.

 

We would like to feature different organizations on the homepage of our www.ewaste4good.com website! It will be in a new section called "Spotlight", where we will have some of your pictures and a little bit of info about your group.

 

The good news is that if you would like to be featured, it doesn't cost anything! We will do it on a rotational basis. If you are interested, please reply and email me a quick paragraph about your organization, along with 1-3 good pictures. Can't wait to hear from you!

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Feel free to email or call me anytime. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Be sure to like our page on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/ewaste4goodfundraiser

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


Email Newsletter 3/8/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Checks went out Friday last week! You should be receiving them shortly.

 

I have attached a new form that will help those of you using the donation pickup request form. It’s a simple information sheet that you can show to potential donors which explains the eWaste4good program. It’s helpful for kids, and you can print it on the backside of the donation pickup request form.

 

E-waste drives are only recommended if you are experienced in getting media coverage for your organization. In order for an e-waste drive to be successful you must have the message shared on local television and/or radio. If you don’t broadcast the event to the public, the only people who will show up at your drive are people that you know. People who could have easily had their e-waste picked up at their home or office for free. Do your friends and volunteers a favor and let us do the work!

 

I urge you to consider an alternative to e-waste drives. Instead of handing out flyers that say “Bring your donations to us”, hand out flyers that say “we’re having an at home or business e-waste pickup day.” Let us do the work! Tell people you will have a collection truck in their neighborhood on a certain day, and that they can register for at home or business pickup on the eWaste4good website, or on the donation pickup request form. Contact me, Sean Dyer at 209-456-5678 if you would like to set a date. This also works great year round without a date. You would simply tell donors a dispatcher will contact them to set up a pickup date.

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions? Just reply to this email. As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

And just for fun, here’s our latest video release:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heOOuOVWiME

 

Be sure to like our page on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/ewaste4goodfundraiser

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 3/1/2011 Attention, Important Info about Your Fundraiser

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

I am truly happy so many of you have taken advantage of our eWaste4good fundraising program. Money is tight these days and this program makes it possible for everyone to give. Even children can contribute their time to collect donation pickup orders, which means money for your organization.

 

I always welcome everyone to call or email me with questions, or suggestions that might make things easier for you. And I’m so glad that a few of you did call me with the same suggestion. It’s not always possible for people to visit the eWaste4good website to submit a donation pickup request. And sometimes if you ask people to do it, they just don’t get around to it. Because of this I’d like to provide you with a simple form you can use to collect their information on the spot. Then you can simply fax in the orders. There are a couple ways you can do this.

 

1. Have a stack of these forms available on a clipboard at a large meeting or get together. After making the announcement that you are having a fundraiser, tell people to fill out their name, number and address on the form before they leave. Tell them a dispatcher will call them in the next few days to arrange a pickup date for the donation.

 

2. Have someone, perhaps a child, go around with the forms on a clipboard at a large social event or function. Have them ask friends and family members if they have any e-waste they would like to get rid of, and collect the donation pickup info on the form.

 

3. If applicable to your organization, and with adult supervision, have children go door to door in the community with a clipboard and a stack of eWaste4good signup forms. All they need to say is “We are raising funds by recycling old electronic waste. We can send a truck here to pick up old televisions, computers and other outdated electronics you want to get rid of. Recycling them saves the environment and would be a big help to us. Do you have any old electronic stuff you would like us to pick up and safely dispose of for you?” Then you have them fill in their basic info on the signup form and tell them someone from eWaste4good will be calling them in the next few days to schedule a pickup. It’s that simple. Just about everyone has electronics to get rid of so this is a fantastic way to pick up a lot of donations quick! With 5 kids going out for a few hours, twice a week, this can easily bring in $800-$1000 a month. Please call me, Sean Dyer, at 209-456-5678 if you are interested in doing this and I will provide you with additional information.

 

4. In some situations, it may be appropriate to have a clip board for signups at the front desk of your organization, if you have a lot of visitors at your location, and someone to ask “We’re doing a fundraiser. Do you have any old electronics like a TV or a computer you can donate? We can have someone pick it up at your home or office.” You can also ask local businesses to help out by doing the same.

 

Keep on passing out flyers, and be sure to mention an ongoing fundraiser in your newsletter. These methods still work great. Facebook is still going strong and is a great way to get the word out about your fundraiser. And with the a little bit of extra time and 1 or 2 or 3 of the above strategies, you can really bring your monthly fundraising efforts up into the 4 figure range.

 

Note for schools: We are currently developing a much bigger fundraising program for all students to get involved in too. There will be prizes ranging from mp3 players to remote control cars and iPads for kids who bring in donation orders. If you are interested in this, please reply and let me know.

 

As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 3/1/2011 Attention Churches, Important Info about Your Fundraiser

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

I am truly happy to have so many churches signed up for our eWaste4good fundraising program. Money is tight these days and this program makes it possible for everyone to give. Even children can contribute their time to collect donation pickup orders, which means money for the church.

 

I always welcome everyone to call or email me with questions, or suggestions that might make things easier for you. And I’m so glad that a few of you did call me with the same suggestion. It’s not always possible for people to visit the eWaste4good website to submit a donation pickup request. And sometimes if you ask people to do it, they just don’t get around to it. Because of this I’d like to provide you with a simple form you can use to collect their information on the spot. Then you can simply fax in the orders. There are a few ways you can do this.

 

1. Have a stack of these forms available on a clipboard at the church. After making the announcement that you are having a fundraiser, tell people to fill out their name, number and address on the form before they leave. Tell them a dispatcher will call them in the next few days to arrange a pickup date for the donation.

 

2. Have someone, maybe someone from the youth ministry, go around with the forms on a clipboard before or after church and at other events. Have children ask friends and family members if they have any e-waste they would like to get rid of, and collect the donation pickup info on the form.

 

3. Under adult supervision, have children go door to door in the community with a clipboard and a stack of eWaste4good signup forms. All they need to say is “Our church is raising funds by recycling old electronic waste. We can send a truck here to pick up old televisions, computers and other outdated electronics you want to get rid of. Recycling them saves the environment and would be a big help to us. Do you have any old electronic stuff you would like us to pick up and safely dispose of for you?” Then you have them fill in their basic info on the signup form and tell them someone from eWaste4good will be calling them in the next few days to schedule a pickup. It’s that simple. Just about everyone has electronics to get rid of so this is a fantastic way to pick up a lot of donations quick! With 5 kids going out for a few hours, twice a week, this can easily bring in $800-$1000 a month. Please call me, Sean Dyer, at 209-456-5678 if you are interested in doing this and I will provide you with additional information.

 

4. Ask local business owners to help. In some situations, it may be appropriate to have a clip board for signups at the front desk of local businesses, if there are a lot of visitors at the location, and someone to ask “We’re doing a fundraiser. Do you have any old electronics like a TV or a computer you can donate? We can have someone pick it up at your home or office.”

 

Keep on passing out flyers, and be sure to mention an ongoing fundraiser in your newsletter. These methods still work great. Facebook is still going strong and is a great way to get the word out about your fundraiser. And with the a little bit of extra time and 1 or 2 or 3 of the above strategies, you can really bring your monthly fundraising efforts up into the 4 figure range.

 

As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 2/22/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Another great week! The eWaste4good trucks have been busy busy busy. These newsletter updates will be direct and to the point. The purpose is to help you raise more money.

 

eWaste4good continues to expand it’s service area. I’ve attached a map for your reference. The map is just a rough draft and none of the service areas are set in stone, so don’t fret if your city isn’t highlighted. This is to give you a general idea of the territory covered. Sometimes you just need to see something.

 

What this means is that a friend or family member in San Jose can have e-waste picked up from their home or office, and the proceeds can be donated to your organization in say, Sacramento!

 

Remember, that old 100 pound TV that someone couldn’t even get rid for 5 bucks at a garage sale, we’ll pick up and give your organization 8 bucks! If you’re having trouble with people saying they will visit the website to donate when they have a chance, but they never make it there, try taking down their info the old fashion way. When someone says they’ll donate something pull out some scratch paper and write down their name, number, address, email address and what they’re donating. Tell them someone will call in the next day or two to schedule a pickup. Then go ahead and fill out the form on our website yourself. It seems like a lot of extra work but this alone can dramatically increase the number of donations you get. It’s amazing how some people just don’t get a chance to visit the site themselves. They forget, or think it’s going to be complicated, or are just plain lazy! Now you can eliminate those excuses :o)

View service area map here: http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189153_192636730769011_179772298722121_527865_3070660_n.jpg


View old newsletters here: http://www.ewaste4good.com/Current_News.html

 

Be sure to like our fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/ewaste4goodfundraiser

 

As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 2/8/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Checks went out Thursday of last week! You should be receiving one any day now if you haven’t already. Great work! These newsletter updates will be direct and to the point. The purpose is to help you raise more money.

 

If you didn’t have any donations last month, or only had a few, don’t worry. This is a year round fundraiser, so you can always do better next month. Just make sure you’re using all available channels to get the word out.

 

Facebook is still working great. If you don’t have a facebook account, take the next few days off of work to put one together and start chatting with people on the computer. OK don’t do that. But what you can do is ask someone who already has an account to help you. Ask them to post a status update letting others know of the fundraiser. Please let me know if you need any help with this.

 

I think that pretty much everyone is including mention of the fundraiser in their newsletters which is great. There’s also a handy flyer available for download here... http://ewaste4good.com/Member_Resources.html . It was recently updated a week ago so if you obtained it before then, please download the updated version.

 

When you have a minute, be sure to check out this week’s youtube video which answers the question: “What does eWaste4good.com do with your e-waste?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rReTWaE1yM

 

As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator

Email Newsletter 2/1/2011

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

Another great week with a lot of scheduled pickups. It’s truly exciting to see how well some of you are doing with your fundraisers. These newsletter updates will be direct and to the point. The purpose is to help you raise more money.

 

First, a friendly reminder to please email me a one sentence description of what your organization is/does if you have not done so yet. This will be added to your name on our homepage.

 

Last week we had a couple very large donations come through (1000 lbs+). Most people don’t have that much e-waste laying around at home! Well, maybe some do. But these donations came from businesses. Don’t forget to ask business owners, office workers, and office managers you know if they could use some help getting rid of e-waste from their place of work. It could easily mean more than $100 for your organization with just one donation. The donation process is still the same, just get them to fill out the form on http://ewaste4good.com/ , and we’ll do the rest.

 

If you have a website, here’s a great example of copy you can use on your website to tell people about your e-waste fundraiser...

 

Ongoing Fundraiser

eWaste4good Free Electronic Waste Home or Office Pick up

Free pick-up of e-waste at your home/business! Simply fill in your info and enter "Tiny Tots School PTA" as the beneficiary. They will pick-up your e-waste for free. It's a great way to properly dispose of e-waste and help our school at the same time. See the site for accepted items (most e-waste accepted). Contact me@tinytotsschool.com for any questions.

Here's the link: http://www.ewaste4good.com/

 

If you haven’t been to our website recently, take a look at it. There’s a video of me, your loving fundraising coordinator explaining the eWaste4good program. There’s also a new 60 second video available on youtube answering the question, “How Much Can I Make Recycling with eWaste4good?”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APO7NXgeaTQ

 

As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator


Email Newsletter 1/25/11 Introduction to eWaste4good.com

Dear Fundraising Partner,

 

I’m so happy to have you as part of our green team. It’s truly exciting to see how well some of you are doing with your fundraisers. These newsletter updates will be direct and to the point. The purpose is to help you raise more money.

 

We will be doing some minor updates to the section of our website where all of your names are listed (The Homepage). I want to make sure that everyone with a website or information about their organization online somewhere, has a link connecting to it. Please take a moment to check your name at http://ewaste4good.com/ and make sure you have a link. If you don’t, please reply and email me one.

 

Next, I would like to help the public by providing a short one sentence description of what your organization is/does. Visit our website and move your mouse over “Triad Family Services” in the Sacramento section. If you move your mouse over it but don’t click, you’ll see that their description pops up. I’d like to create this effect for everyone who wants it. Please email me your one sentence description.

 

Social media websites such as facebook are the fastest and easiest way to spread the word that you are doing a fundraiser. Even if you aren’t on facebook yourself, it’s important to find someone who is. Someone who is part of your organization or someone who just wants to help out. What you’ll want to do is post a simple status update every so often to the effect of...

 

“I volunteer at McHenry House in Tracy, we help homeless families get back on their feet. We’re currently raising funds by recycling e-waste. If you have any old TVs, computers, electronics, working or not, that you want to get rid of, please donate here http://ewaste4good.com/ . They will pick the donations up at your house. Thank you!”

 

The above can literally get a response and donations in about 2 minutes. If you are on facebook please be sure to like our fanpage for important updates...

http://www.facebook.com/ewaste4goodfundraiser

 

As always, I’m here if you need me. Email or call me with any questions. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Sean Dyer - Fundraising Coordinator