We have a wonderful opportunity to spread the WORD about The South Jersey Jazz Society (SJJS). OceanFirst Bank has invited The SJJS to participate in a Crowdfunding Challenge from April 18-May 16. OceanFirst will award $20,000 to the nonprofit that raises the highest amount, with additonal weekly financial prizes for highest amounts raised. Crowdfunding Challenges do for nonprofits what Go Fund Me campaigns do for individuals. Those of you familiar with Go Fund Me campaigns know that it is all about using your network to spread the WORD. For those of you are new to the concept, in a Crowdfunding Challenge, supporters spread the WORD to their social networks-that they support SJJS and ask their social connections do likewise by making a contribution.
Our goal is to raise $4,000 through this Crowdfunding campaign to increase the number of aspiring high school music students receiving the Annual Bob Simon Scholarship; the scholarships provide one-on-one tutoring with professional musicians. You can add your support by clicking the link to the challenge pagehttps://www.crowdrise.com/south-jersey-jazz-society-oceanfirstchallenge. The minimum donation is just $10 (all donations must be made using the electronic payment method on the Crowdfunding site, and fees can be added to the donation).
And this is how you can multiply your support- In addition to your donation, PLEASE use your social network to get out the WORD by either forwarding the Challenge link and/or by adding a personal note explaining why you support The SJJS and what it does for the SJ community, such as providing music appreciation in SJ schools and supporting local businesses through its ongoing concert series.