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Meeting with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

We had a great meeting with Amanda Davis, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. We had stopped by to check in on how their Op4G partnership has been since joining this past November.

In an effort to always learn from our non-profit partners, we asked how her team went about the decision making process in deciding if the Op4G model would be a good fit.

What interested Amanda in the Op4G model, outside of the initial work to set up an account and decide which marketing efforts they would employ to promote the partnership, was the with minimal ongoing effort required for the long term support of the partnership.

The Alliance provided a great start for their program through a partnership banner on their home page, along with emails to supporters and posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Their outreach included both donors and supporters. Their board members were the first to sign up. Feedback from supporters has mostly been postitive.

Amanda is keenly interested in the development and enhanced functionality of our platform, allowing donors and members to personalize which survey attributes they wish to consider being invited to.

The Alliance is happy with the direction the partnership is going and looks forward to better integrating the partnership efforts into their ongoing communications program.

Amanda will be following up with us next month to utilize the new blogging feature we are offering our partners to better promote their upcoming events and to share their success stories.

Currently, the Op4G site receives on average 70,000 visits per month. Our goal of converting to a blog is to better promote our non-profit partners and provide opportunities for gaining more insight and support of the critical work they do for the constituents they serve.

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Let's pull together to help the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis research study is now live. As we mentioned in a previous post, we’d like to donate up to $5,000 to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation ($10.00 for each completed survey). Our goal is to connect with current IPF patients seeking support and community through the following Facebook Groups: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness.

We will be collecting responses from 500 people having the IPF diagnosis. Please help us today to meet this goal and support continued research for this devastating disease.

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Welcome to Operation Glass Slipper!

11Calling all fairy godmothers! Meet our newest Non-Profit partner, Operation Glass Slipper. A small non-profit in the greater Minneapolis area, OGS makes prom dreams come true for over 1000 teen girls each year. By coordinating donations from local businesses and schools, Operation Glass Slipper provides complete Prom looks from head to toe for girls who otherwise could not afford them.

At their yearly “Princess Event”, a staff of pink-clad volunteers or “fairy godmothers” wave their magic wands and each girl chose their perfect look.

Our intern, Claire, has volunteered with OGS for over 5 years. “It’s almost like playing personal shopper for the day” says Claire, “and each girl is so happy when you help them make their dreams come true”. This year’s Princess Event will be happening this weekend at the Southdale Mall in Edina, MN.

To support Operation Glass Slipper, check out their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OperationGlassSlipper) or complete Op4G surveys on their behalf!

Written by: Clair Repp: Op4G Non-Profit Development Intern

Flickr photo credit: N!(K-loveforphotography)

Operation Glass Slipper Event