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The Next Chapter of One Brick

Some may or may not have heard that developement has started to start a One Brick chapter in the great Northwest.

That’s right…One Brick is coming to Seattle

If you know anyone in “Queen City” please let them know we are coming to town. They can join the mailing list (and perhaps help launch the chapter) by sending an email to Seattle@onebrick.org

A little big about Seattle for those that don’t know:

  •   Seattle is the birthplace of grunge music including bands: Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana.
  •   Seattleites like their coffee; It’s the home town of Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee,and Tully’s.
  •   A 2003 Census Bureau survey indicated that Seattle was the most educated large city in the U.S.
  •   51.6 percent of residents aged 25 and older had bachelor’s degrees.
  •   The Seattle metropolitan area has the 17th largest per capita income in the US.
  •   It’s rumored to rain in Seattle (from time to time)
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Posted by on February 24, 2009 in Annoucements

 

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One Brick Local Leadership Team – Meet & Greet

Do you love One Brick and want to learn more about opportunities to get more involved? If so, join us for our first monthly Meet & Greet with volunteer Chapter Leaders on March 3rd.

It’s a great way to learn more leadership roles within One Brick! Whether you have eight hours a month or eight hours a week to contribute, following are just a few of the ways to step up:

  •  Event Managing / Coordinating: Our Event Managers (EM) and Event Coordinators (EC) work together to make sure each event is a success. This involves arriving a little early, welcoming volunteers, signing them in, picking a place for the post event social, and then engaging folks to make sure they have a fun and rewarding time. Is this role for you?
  • Non-Profit Networking: If you like to find or set-up projects with our existing and new partners, this could be the committee for you! No time to talk on the phone? No problem! You’ll get a One Brick email account and can communicate any hour of the day or night!
  • Setting up Socials: Do you know the best bars in town with the best specials? Do you love Name That Tune, Trivia Nights, and Bingo? If so… this could be the team for you!
  • FUNshine: This committee meets every 4-8 weeks to show appreciation for our Chapter Leaders and Super-Volunteers. Whether you like to craft homemade cards, send birthday e-greetings, or send thank you notes to donors, this is the group for you!
  • FUNdraising: Do you want to coordinate a fund-raising scavenger hunt? Have you planned or participated in an annual fund-raising campaign? Do you know or would you like to learn more about matching grants? Are you looking to develop skills in preparation for a career change? If, so check us out!
  • Other Event Info: Our only request (beyond interest) is that you have attended at least one volunteer event before you RSVP. Why? Volunteering with us is the best way to learn what we’re all about and, yes, we also want to know that you love One Brick!

Did you Know? Each One Brick event provides 50-100 hours of volunteer service to a worthy cause within our community. This translates into 1-2 WEEKS of service for the local food bank, school, etc. Based on a research report released by Independent Sector, Chicago volunteer labor is calculated to be valued at $21.09/hour, which means that each event (assuming a conservative average of 50 total hours of service) delivers more than $1,000 of service to that nonprofit.

Now that’s leverage!

RSVP HERE!!

 

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Do U know about Dollars For Doers?

Did you know that you could be raising money One Brick just by volunteering with One Brick?!

“What you talkin’ about, Mr. One Brick Chicago Blogger?”

It’s true!! Several companies make donations to non-profit organization (like One Brick) just for their employees volunteering with them. Grants range from $100 to $450 per employee per calendar year. Some companies may ask that the volunteer to work a mininum number of volunteer hours during that calendar year for the grant to be awarded to the non-profit. 

“How do I know my company particpates in the Dollars for Doers?”

Well, we’ve located a list on the Red Cross website that was last updated in 2007 with a number of companies nationwide that participate in the program…..RIGHT HERE

“This sounds great! How do I sign up?”

All you need to do is contact Mr. FUNdraising himself, Dana at DanaP@onebrick.org and he will personally show you how easy it is to get signed up. It’s just that easy!!!

 

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Getting The Word Out

One Brick Chicago was recently mentioned in a list of non-profit volunteer organizations “making a difference” in the February 2009 Issue of City Chicago Woman. 

CLICK HERE to take a peek at the article on page 25. 

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2009 in Annoucements

 

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Join us on Facebook

One Brick Chicago has an new an improved Facebook page. Just another way we plan to keep all of our fabulous volunteers up to speed on what One Brick is up to throughout the year and interact with other volunteers.

If you are apart of the Facebook nation, CLICK HERE to check out and show your support by becoming a fan of OneBrickChicago on Facebook.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2009 in Annoucements

 

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Event Schedulers Needed!!

One Brick Chicago is looking for volunteers to assist schedule events. Scheduling can be completely done from home. All you need is an email account to communicate with the One Brick Chicago team and organizations requesting volunteers. 

If you’re interested, please email our Blogmaster

One Brick is looking to expand its non-profit partnerships so that it can continue to offer even more fun volunteer projects to great people like you! If you know a non-profit organization that might benefit from a partnership with One Brick, please e-mail the name of the organization, as well as any contact you might have, to chicago-events@onebrick.orgWe will contact the non-profit ASAP and see what we can do! 

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2009 in Annoucements

 

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One Brick Chicago on Twitter

 

One Brick Chicago has joined the Twitter movement. Get updates on events such when photos have been posted or date change on the events. Just another way to keep yourself in the loop with the happenings and goings on with One Brick Chicago. 

Click here to connect follow OneBrickChicago on Twitter

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Annoucements

 

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