Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Post-Super Bowl 2011 Offering of Letters Webinar

What important event comes the day after the Super Bowl?  Why, it's The 2011 Offering of Letters Webinar for Bread Advocates in the Western Region. Seriously, if  you're interested in learning the nuts and bolts of this year's Offering of Letters and can't wait or are unable to attend our OL  workshop in Albuquerque on March 12 (more details to come), this is just what you've been waiting for.  Our regional organizers Matt Newell-Ching and Robin Stephenson will be quarterbacking this Webinar, which will be offered twice on Monday, February 7.

So if you're too busy cooking lunch or at work, you can join the evening call.  Or if you have a night job or would rather watch your favorite sitcom, then the noon one is the one for you.

I'll reprint the e-mail invitation that Matt and Robin sent word for word after this gold registration box.

Register Now!

Monday, February 7Choose from two times:
Free - Registration Required 
Register now to receive simple and detailed information about how to participate in the Webinar.

Year in and year out, Bread members win important victories that change laws and structures that allow poverty to persist. Last year, your voice helped keep 1.2 million kids out of poverty in the United States. With your voice and effort, 2011 holds great possibilities.

Building on the tremendous momentum built by Bread members in our 2009 effort, our 2011 Offering of Letters campaign aims to reform foreign aid by making it more effective and efficient at reducing hunger and poverty.
This coming Monday, we'll be leading interactive webinars to provide an overview of how you can participate in this year's campaign and create lasting change. The webinar is free, so register now!

For your convenience, we're offering two times for this webinar — noon and 6 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) — so you get to choose which one works best for you. Each will last an hour.

During the webinar, we'll provide an overview of the issues at stake, strategies you can use to engage your church or community in letter-writing, helpful hints on how to write effective letters, additional ways you can help build the movement to end hunger, and plenty of time for Q&A.

You can learn more about our campaign by clicking on this link or by contacting us directly anytime.

We're hoping to be doing more webinars in the future, and we welcome your feedback on topics you'd like us to cover — just email back with your suggestions. We've also included some frequently asked questions about webinars below. 

Thanks so much, and we hope to "see" you on Monday.
Peace and Blessings,
Robin and Matt
Robin Stephenson and Matt Newell-Ching
Organizers for Bread for the World's Western Region
(AK, AZ, CO, ID, HI, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 

Bread for the World
HAVE FAITH. END HUNGER.325 NW 21st Ave., Suite 100
Portland, OR 97209
888-752-7323 (888-75-BREAD)


What is a webinar?
A webinar is a conference call combined with an online PowerPoint presentation. Once you register, we'll email you instructions on how to dial into a toll-free number with your phone, and how to log in online. It's easy, fun, and we promise that after you're done, you'll be equipped to teach your faith community about how to urge our nation's decision makers to reform foreign aid to make it more effective and efficient at reducing hunger and poverty.

What do I need to participate?
You need a phone and an Internet connection. If you have a high-speed Internet connection (for example, if you can be on the phone and on the Internet at the same time), you will dial into a toll-free conference call and login to the Web portion at the same time. We will send you simple and detailed instructions on how to do this immediately after you register.

What if I have dial-up and can't use my phone and Internet at the same time?
Not a problem. As long as you have a phone, you can hear the audio presentation. When you register, there will be an option to receive the PowerPoint presentation via email. We will create a PDF file of the slides that you can open up and print out or follow along on your computer — you don't even need PowerPoint to make it work. If you choose this option, look for an email Monday morning.

What's the cost to participate in the webinar?
This webinar is free, but you must register in advance so we know how many lines to reserve.

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