FBLA-PBL &
March of Dimes

Working together
for stronger,
healthier babies!
*Each Week…
Over 76,000 babies are born in
the United States

Over 9,200 are born too early

508 will never celebrate
thei...
Agenda
Today we are going to
talk about:
● March of Dimes: Overview
● Support our Mission Year-Round
Raising Awareness & F...
75 years of helping babies
More than four million babies were born last year and the March of
Dimes helped each and every ...
Our Mission - Today
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects, prem...
Supporting March of Dimes
Year-Round
Prematurity Awareness
Educate Your Peers
World wide, 15 million babies are born too soon
every year. Over 1 million do not...
Prematurity Awareness
Spread Our Mission
Activities/Events to host at school:
• Give a presentation
•
•

•

Go Purple
•
•
...
Prematurity Awareness
Average medical costs among
preterm and term births (US)
*Premature birth costs
the United States ov...
Service Opportunities
Support your local NICU
Possible Activities could include:
• Conduct a book drive
• Collect items fo...
March for Babies
Raise Funds
Participate in March for Babies
• Sign up and register your team at
marchforbaies.org (make s...
Online Fundraising
OFT = Online Fundraising Tool
Did you know… Volunteers who use OFT raise over $100 more than
those who ...
Online Fundraising
OFT: Customize your Team Page
Manage your team from your Team Dashboard.
Off-line Fundraising:
Events
• Plan Ahead (at least one month
prior)
o Location, date (and rain date), time

• Make sure y...
Fundraising:
Additional Tips
Maximize your contacts
• Utilize email signatures & badges
• Update EVERYONE on your progress...
Sample Events & Activities
To Raise Awareness

To Raise Funds

Health Fair

Coin Drive

Folic Acid Breakfast

Bowling for ...
Supporting Our Mission
Raise Your Voice
Advocate for moms and babies!
• Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts at
marchofdimes.co...
Action Plans
Questions to answer
individually & with your
chapter:
o What are your March of Dimes
individual and chapter g...
Resources
Learn more
● marchofdimes.com/youth
● marchforbabies.org
Connect
● /marchofdimesyouth
● /marchofdimes
● /teamyou...
FBLA-PBL March of Dimes Webinar-Fall 2013
FBLA-PBL March of Dimes Webinar-Fall 2013
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FBLA-PBL March of Dimes Webinar-Fall 2013

  1. 1. FBLA-PBL & March of Dimes Working together for stronger, healthier babies!
  2. 2. *Each Week… Over 76,000 babies are born in the United States Over 9,200 are born too early 508 will never celebrate their first birthday 1 in 9 babies are born too soon Thank you for supporting stronger, healthier babies *Facts provided by marchofdimes.com/peristats
  3. 3. Agenda Today we are going to talk about: ● March of Dimes: Overview ● Support our Mission Year-Round Raising Awareness & Funds, Service Opportunities, Advocating for babies ● Action Plans ● Resources
  4. 4. 75 years of helping babies More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. ● In the beginning ○ Founded in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ○ National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis ● Today - The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
  5. 5. Our Mission - Today The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Fund Research Help Moms to understand problems & discover answers leading to prevention & treatment. have full-term pregnancies & healthy babies. Support Families providing comfort when their baby needs help to survive and thrive.
  6. 6. Supporting March of Dimes Year-Round
  7. 7. Prematurity Awareness Educate Your Peers World wide, 15 million babies are born too soon every year. Over 1 million do not get to celebrate their first birthday. In the United States, 1 in 9 babies are born prematurely each year. • November is Prematurity Awareness Month & November 17 is World Prematurity Day • Download the Youth Planning Guide available online at marchofdimes.com/youth
  8. 8. Prematurity Awareness Spread Our Mission Activities/Events to host at school: • Give a presentation • • • Go Purple • • • • Information booth outside the cafeteria Speak before, during or after an assembly Decorate your halls in purple Encourage everyone to wear purple Light your school in purple Spread the word online • Facebook, twitter, instagram!
  9. 9. Prematurity Awareness Average medical costs among preterm and term births (US) *Premature birth costs the United States over $26 billion each year. Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation. Source: Institute of Medicine. 2007. Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. Published and unpublished analyses. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.
  10. 10. Service Opportunities Support your local NICU Possible Activities could include: • Conduct a book drive • Collect items for families and babies: • • • • Scrapbooking materials Hotel and gas cards Diapers Disposable cameras • Prepare Parent Care Kits • Make greeting cards & decorations
  11. 11. March for Babies Raise Funds Participate in March for Babies • Sign up and register your team at marchforbaies.org (make sure to include “FBLA” or “PBL” in your team name) • Set Goals for your team and personal fundraising efforts • Fundraising online & offline • Host events and activities at school to raise even more funds!
  12. 12. Online Fundraising OFT = Online Fundraising Tool Did you know… Volunteers who use OFT raise over $100 more than those who don’t. Sign up and create your page at marchforbabies.org
  13. 13. Online Fundraising OFT: Customize your Team Page Manage your team from your Team Dashboard.
  14. 14. Off-line Fundraising: Events • Plan Ahead (at least one month prior) o Location, date (and rain date), time • Make sure your event appeals to a WIDE audience: o Set a theme; Make it instantly recognizable and easy to promote • Ensure that you plan a UNIQUE and TAILORED event, such as: o Fashion Show, Dance Marathon, Karaoke Night, Quidditch • Work with other clubs, organizations
  15. 15. Fundraising: Additional Tips Maximize your contacts • Utilize email signatures & badges • Update EVERYONE on your progress • Use benchmarks to update the world o “We are just three $10 donations from goal!” • Set up an informational table/ booth at school Follow Up • Contact people who were interested in donating, but haven’t committed • Send Thank You notes
  16. 16. Sample Events & Activities To Raise Awareness To Raise Funds Health Fair Coin Drive Folic Acid Breakfast Bowling for Babies Light up your school in Purple Trivia/Game Night NICU Donation Drive Mile of Dimes School Dance Bagels for Babies Incorporate the Mission into all activities Raise Awareness & Funds For more information visit marchofdimes.com/youth
  17. 17. Supporting Our Mission Raise Your Voice Advocate for moms and babies! • Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts at marchofdimes.com/advocacy • Set up appointments to visit your state and local government officials • Write letters to your legislators asking for their support
  18. 18. Action Plans Questions to answer individually & with your chapter: o What are your March of Dimes individual and chapter goal(s) for this year? o What events or campaigns will you have to do to reach this goal? o What specific steps are required to make these become reality? Follow up: o Set a timeline to accomplish these goals o Donations & forms due: May 15, 2014
  19. 19. Resources Learn more ● marchofdimes.com/youth ● marchforbabies.org Connect ● /marchofdimesyouth ● /marchofdimes ● /teamyouth Contact ● teamyouth@marchofdimes.com

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