Challenge Strategies

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Ask your community!

Invite local businesses to support the cause! Consider asking local restaurants, wineries, breweries, pottery shops – any place that incorporates local musicians/bands – to offer a special to benefit the Give a Note Foundation. Do you know a home-party consultant? Present them with the opportunity to assist you in your fundraising efforts.


November is National Philanthropy Month. Invite businesses to run a special every Saturday and Sunday during the month of November while local musicians play at their venue. We suggest a special of $5-$10. All proceeds go to the Give a Note Foundation.

Let’s say 100 people visit a business each day. If only 50% purchase a special, you will still be able to bring in $500 per weekend per venue.

Resources you will need:

PTT Business Proposal and Campaign Overview
PPT Winery/Brewery Proposal and Campaign Overview

Script for Musician (Business)
Script for Owner (Business)
Script for Participant (Business)

Script for Musician (Winery/Brewery)
Script for Owner (Winery/Brewery)
Script for Participant (Winery/Brewery)

Social Media Copy for Businesses
Social Media Copy for Wineries and Breweries

Music Ed Matters Campaign Flyer

**You will need to provide balloons and flyers at event**

Ask friends/family members to donate as a holiday gift!

Everyone wants to give a meaningful gift during the holiday season. Why not invite your loved ones to make a difference with you? Ask your potential donors if they would consider donating as a gift to you! After they submit their donation, they will receive an elegant envelope and letter provided by Give a Note to present to you as a holiday gift!

Appeal to their appetite!

Have a good old fashioned bake sale! Bake a variety of goodies and sell at your place of work, your child’s sports games, or at your place of worship. Who can resist a delectable treat?

Music Ed Matters Campaign Flyer

Sample Service Projects for Tri-M Chapters:

Tri-M Change for Music

Tri-M 5K Walkathon

Tri-M Conductor’s Cafe

Tri-M Give a Note Flea Market

Tri-M Sponsored Performances