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Production Proposals / Closing the gap for BLOOM recurring expenses
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:36:44 am »
Hi all,

Last month I requested 2,097,239 BBP (to total $3192) to cover Aug-Oct sponsorship expenses for 14 kids in Uganda and Sierra Leone (food, private education, rescue missions for kids in abusive foster homes, and medical expenses). However, with the price drop, my wallet shows as of today, we only received the equivalent of $1221, so we were left with a gap of $1971.

I'd like to humbly request part of the remaining budget this month at 1.9 million BBP to help us start to close this gap (about $1000). Next month I will pray for the remaining part of the gap to be closed.

As a reminder, here was the breakdown of the request last month for 3 months of BLOOM kids' sponsorships:

1,734,559 BBP ($2640) to cover 10 children in emergency status who were rescued for 3 months in Rakai, Uganda
283,837 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children at the Sierra Leone orphanage for 3 months
78,843 ($120) to cover the 4 Sierra Leone kids' school uniforms/fees/supplies
Total Request: 2,097,239 BBP

SUMMARY: Requesting $1.9m BBP to start closing the funding gap from last month. Attached is a screenshot of what we have as of now.

To help prevent this gap in the future, instead of requesting 3 months at a time, we will request 1 month at a time, and we will not add any more children to the sponsorship to ensure the current children are able to continue receiving their food and education expenses covered. I'm especially worried about our Uganda kids, because if we cannot continue to sponsor them, they may have to go back to the abusive places where they came from if we cannot find another sponsor for them.

Thank you so much for your prayerful consideration.

April
ED- BLOOM

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Production Proposals / Recurring Expenses - BLOOM Sponsorships
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:45:42 am »
Hello all,

Thank you for all your support thus far! We have been sending 10 kids to school (with uniforms, tuition, shelter, food) in Uganda and feeding 4 in Sierra Leone with our second round of funding for 3 months of sponsorship. We'd like to continue sending these kids to school and providing their food/shelter for the next 3 months (Aug-Oct). This is a follow up proposal to my first one where these children were funded.

Here are links to their photos/thank you notes which is updated whenever we get messages and updates from Uganda and Sierra Leone.

https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=222.0
https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=221.0

These are the kids that I'm requesting 3 more months of sponsorship for:

Rania- Uganda - 5 yrs old
Hakim- Uganda- 9 yrs old
Favor- Uganda- 8 yrs old
Praise- Uganda - 7 yrs old
Isaac- Uganda- 4 yrs old
Laira- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Musigale- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Sharon- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Sylvia- Uganda- 12 yrs old
Edrine- Uganda - 13 yrs old
Aminata D- Sierra Leone
Foday K- Sierra Leone
Mohammed- Sierra Leone
Mabinty- Sierra Leone

Here's a reminder as to the programs these children are part of:

A. Our Side by Side Ministries Program rescues children from abusive situations in the Rakai, Uganda area where they are at risk of being beaten, raped, and neglected by unofficial "foster" families and other negligent guardians. Our team rescues the child, then transfers them to a Christian boarding school while looking for extended family reunification opportunities or a Christian foster family. The cost to sponsor a child for boarding school is $88 per month and it includes all their private school fees, room and board, uniforms, food, medical care, hair cuts, etc.

I would like to request 1,734,559 BBP ($2640) to cover those 10 children for 3 more months of this year.

B. Our Sierra Leone Sponsorship program provides 3 healthy meals per day for the children, including while they are at school, every day each month for $36/mo. These children attend a school at the orphanage, so there are no extra boarding/schooling costs for them. These are children orphaned from poverty and the remnants of the Ebola outbreak that happened there a few years ago.

I am requesting 283,837 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children 3 meals daily for 3 months in Sierra Leone.

I'm also requesting if BBP can sponsor their 4 Sierra Leone kids for their annual school fees which have increased, supplies and uniforms/shoes at $40/each. The kids start school in September. Their current sponsorship doesn't cover school fee increases and uniforms/shoes, only food. This total is 78,843 BBP / $120.

You can read more about our sponsorship programs here
http://www.bloomworldwide.org/orphanchild-sponsorship/

In sum, I'm requesting:
1,734,559 BBP ($2640) to cover 10 children in emergency status for 3 months in Rakai, Uganda
283,837 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children at the Sierra Leone orphanage for 3 months
78,843 ($120) to cover the 4 Sierra Leone kids' school uniforms/fees/supplies
Total Request: 2,097,239 BBP

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General Discussion / BLOOM Sierra Leone Sponsorships Impact Report
« on: July 30, 2018, 04:58:05 pm »
Hi again everyone, I also have exciting news from Sierra Leone! We just got photos, letters AND report cards from last term for the 4 kids sponsored by Bible Pay!

Mabinty Kamara:





Aminata D Kamara:




Foday Kamara:




Mohammed Fonah:




As a reminder, children in Sierra Leone receive 3 meals per day with this sponsorship, but we have separate fundraisers for their school fees/uniforms/shoes/supplies and their Christmas gifts. We are currently raising money for their school fees that are due September 1st. These children are all in the process of being transferred to foster or extended families right now, as the orphanage is being forced to close it's doors and be transformed into a community center (which will also serve these kids in other ways).

Quick fact: Sierra Leone has one of the lowest life expectancies in the world, with 49 years old for males and 51 years old for females.

Thank you for the life-changing impact your sponsorship has on these children's lives.

Sincerely,
April
Executive Director, BLOOM

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General Discussion / BLOOM Uganda Sponsorships Impact Report
« on: July 30, 2018, 04:27:16 pm »
EXCITING NEWS FROM UGANDA! BiblePay currently sponsors 10 orphans in Uganda through BLOOM who go to school at Side By Side Christian Ministries. I just got letters and photos from almost all of them (still trying to get one more letter), addressed to BiblePay, thanking you for your sponsorship! Here they are:

Rania- 5 yrs old



Hakim- 9 years old



Favor- 8 yrs old



Praise- 7 yrs old



Isaac- 4 yrs old



Laira-10 yrs old



Musigale- 10 yrs old



Sharon- 10 yrs old



Sylvia- 12 yrs old



Edrine- 13 yrs old


As a reminder, Side by Side Christian Ministries in Rakai, Uganda, rescues a child out of an abusive foster or biological home and places them in a Christian boarding school until a suitable family placement can be found. Children are provided education at one of the best schools in Uganda and are given everything they need each month including: food, housing, school fees, uniforms, necessities, etc.

A few statistics:
Every 20 minutes a child is orphaned in Uganda.
Rakai District has continued to experience high HIV rates at 12%, compared to the national average of 7.3%.

Thank you all for this life-changing support to these children.

April
Executive Director, BLOOM

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Hello again all,

Thanks again for the hosting scholarships before- have you seen my impact report in the general discussion section https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=218.0? The orphans you sponsored are doing great here in American on their summer trip!)

Today my proposal is for our newest project - a sustainable farm in Uganda. It is modeled on the "Farming God's Way" method, which has been very successful for African communities. We know this will work well in Uganda, because a little over a year ago, we purchased farmland in Sierra Leone and implemented this method successfully- the land is already growing corn and other vegetables that will help feed the children in the community we serve in Makulon later this year. (Bible Pay currently sponsors 4 orphans in this community, by the way! And we hope once this farm is up and running fully, we will no longer need food sponsorship for those kids).

We now would like to support a long-time friend and partner in Mukono, Uganda, at the Dove Primary School. Pastor Daniel runs this school which serves 240+ children, many of whom are orphans in the surrounding communities. Pastor Daniel Kaggwa is also a regional director of Christian Alliance for Orphans, Africa and Uganda Without Orphans. Because his school has so many kids, we do not have the capacity to set up a sponsorship program there for each child. We also believe the sustainable methods of sponsorship are best, which is why we want to help them launch a sustainable farm to feed the children there, as well as teach the community how to farm using this drought-resistant method. This keeps the community invested in caring for themselves and their own children, as well as re-integrating orphans into extended and foster families where possible once the entire community can sustain themselves through farming (including the school).

I'm copying much of the info about the project below, but please feel free to read about it on our website at http://www.bloomworldwide.org/sustainable-farming-uganda-raffle/

Note: We are currently raising money to purchase this farmland through a raffle (the prize has already been donated), as well as asking for individual donations. We are asking BiblePay to help us as a partner and donor to raise a portion -not to fully fund- this project.

As of now, we have already raised $6,500, and we need $20,000 total for a specific plot of land near the school. Since it is near Kampala, the capital, land is very expensive. We are due to make a deposit of $10,000 by next week to hold the land for final purchase. If BiblePay would be willing to help us get to this deposit goal of $10,000 by donating $1,500 so that we can hold the land for purchase once the project is fully funded, we would be so grateful. We will continue to fundraise to fill the remaining gap, and possibly submit another proposal next month if there is more charity budget available.

In sum, your donation would be $1,500 (718,973 BBP) of a $20,000 land purchase for the farm. I will certainly keep you posted on the farm's development over the next year once the land is purchased.

Also note, once the farmland is purchased, we will bring in a trainer (from Africa) to teach the community how to manage the farm, as well as hire a full time head farmer, just like we did in Sierra Leone. A separate project budget will include these costs as well as the cost of seeds to start the farm. Our partners in Uganda are responsible for raising at least 25% of the cost of the project locally as well. The community fully builds and sustains the farm with local materials once it is launched. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. We appreciate your support as a partner, as always. <3

Sincerely,
April Wareham
Executive Director, BLOOM

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BLOOM’s hosting programs invite orphaned children from other countries to come to America for 4 to 5 weeks. During this time, the child experiences the love of Christ through a Christian family who exemplifies Him while living together in their home.

In addition, through family time together, children quickly develop a basic understanding and use of the English language. In turn, they develop a higher self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment in many ways! The child also witnesses healthy relationships between parents and their children, which may be the first time ever, that this has occurred in their life!

These basic skills provide tremendous emotional improvements that help the child as they grow up in their homeland, or possibly later, if a child is offered adoption.

BiblePay recently sponsored 5 children to come to the US on our programs, and below I'd like to share a few of their stories while here. These are quotes from their host families, along with photos of the children. Please note that Poland requires us to block the children's faces on public internet postings due to their privacy laws for child protection. Also note that others in these photos are host families and their kids, so please don't share these photos beyond BBP audiences.

Here are the children who BiblePay has made a direct impact on their lives, including the making of these memories!

Arek (12): Photo of him with host mom on couch
"Yesterday Arek came and sat down with me and said he needed to talk with me. He told me his “story” he told me of his bio parents, he told me stories of things no child should ever have to go through. In his 11 almost 12 years of life he has seen so much of the bad that is in this world.
He is tearing down emotional walls, something we thought he wasn’t capable of. It’s taken a year for him to feel like he can trust us.
Please pray hard for him he is learning trust and love of a family. He is such an amazing boy and deserves so much love."
-Adams Family


Paulina (17): Photo of her learning to play Piano
"We had a conversation one night and she was asking spiritual questions and about our church, and firstly we laughed a ton just trying to figure out what each other were saying, and also it was really interesting because apparently the catholic church in poland is way more charismatic than catholic churches that we have heard of. We couldn't believe the things she said they experience at church. Her faith seems very important to her."
-Ralston Family


Kuba and Jakub (brothers - 11 and 13): Photo of them learning to use a water balloon slingshot
"They helped us build a wheelchair ramp for our parents (their host grandparents) since my husband's father cannot walk."
"Seeing fireworks for the first time, they saw a red and white one, and yelled "it's poland!"
-Graves Family


Maja (17): Photo of her teaching the younger kids at Bible Study
"We had Vacation Bible School this week, and Maja led Bible Time with one of the classes one night. She did a great job! We are so proud of her!"
-Booker family


Thank you again BiblePay for making this happen for these kids and families!

Sincerely,
April
Executive Director, BLOOM

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Hello all,

Thank you for all your support thus far! We have been sending 10 kids to school (with uniforms, tuition, shelter, food) in Uganda and 3 in Sierra Leone with our first round of funding for 3 months of sponsorship. We'd like to continue sending these kids to school and providing their food/shelter for the next 3 months. This is a follow up proposal to my first one where these children were funded.

Here is a link to their photos/thank you notes which is updated whenever we get messages and updates from Uganda and Sierra Leone.

https://biblepaysponsorkids.tumblr.com/post/172037016929/aminata-mohamed-and-foday-are-so-thankful-for

These are the kids that I'm requesting 3 more months of sponsorship for:

Rania- Uganda - 5 yrs old
Hakim- Uganda- 9 yrs old
Favor- Uganda- 8 yrs old
Praise- Uganda - 7 yrs old
Isaac- Uganda- 4 yrs old
Laira- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Musigale- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Sharon- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Sylvia- Uganda- 12 yrs old
Edrine- Uganda - 13 yrs old
Aminata D- Sierra Leone
Foday K- Sierra Leone
Mohammed- Sierra Leone
+1 in Sierra Leone (TBD)

In addition, I've included a thank you video to all of YOU at Bible Pay from our partner in Uganda, Emmanuel, who runs the Side By Side Christian boarding school in Rakai. I was able to visit him during an international orphan care conference in Dallas a couple weeks ago.

https://youtu.be/7z3S_y44EAA

Here's a reminder as to the programs these children are part of:

A. Our Side by Side Ministries Program rescues children from abusive situations in the Rakai, Uganda area where they are at risk of being beaten, raped, and neglected by unofficial "foster" families and other negligent guardians. Our team rescues the child, then transfers them to a Christian boarding school while looking for extended family reunification opportunities or a Christian foster family. The cost to sponsor a child for boarding school is $88 per month and it includes all their private school fees, room and board, uniforms, food, medical care, hair cuts, etc.

I would like to request 733,000 BBP ($2640) to cover those 10 children for 3 more months of this year.

B. Our Sierra Leone Sponsorship program provides 3 healthy meals per day for the children, including while they are at school, every day each month for $36/mo. These children attend a school at the orphanage, so there are no extra boarding/schooling costs for them. These are children orphaned from poverty and the remnants of the Ebola outbreak that happened there a few years ago.

I am requesting 120,000 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children 3 meals daily for 3 months (and send them to school) - I would like to add one more child to the sponsorship in Sierra Leone so that there are 4 children sponsored for the next 3 months instead of 3.

You can read more about our sponsorship programs here
http://www.bloomworldwide.org/orphanchild-sponsorship/

In sum, I'm requesting:
733,000 BBP ($2640) to cover 10 children in emergency status for 3 months in Rakai, Uganda
120,000 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children at the Sierra Leone orphanage for 3 months
Total Request: 853,000 BBP

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns and thank you again for the support. :)

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Production Proposals / BLOOM Orphan Hosting "Scholarships"
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:09:10 am »
Hi all,

As some of you may know, one of our main programs is orphan hosting. It's an amazing program where we bring kids from Poland (and hopefully Burundi this summer) to the U.S. for a "reverse mission trip" where American families host the orphans in their homes, and the kids learn English, experience the love of Christ through a Christian family that exemplifies Him, and they get dental and eye exams, etc.

The kids significantly increase their self esteem through this program, thereby decreasing their chances of going into prostitution, becoming criminals, or committing suicide (all very common among orphans who age out of the system in Eastern Europe). 15% of orphans will commit suicide before their 18th birthday, 60% of orphan girls will become prostitutes and 50% of orphan boys will become criminals if no one intervenes in their lives to show them that they can have a future. Hosting mentorship, plus sharing the love of Jesus gives these kids the hope they need for a better future.  Also, orphan hosting significantly increases a child's chances of getting adopted (by about 50-70% depending on the country's adoption rules).

I would like to ask if Bible Pay would sponsor a few "hosting scholarships" for Polish orphans to help offset their airfare to come here on the hosting program. My research shows that kids who have scholarships are 75% more likely to be hosted.

Five one-time scholarships at between $500-1250 each would help us place 7-9 more kids this summer, including hard-to-place sibling groups! If that is too much to ask, we can certainly reduce this number. To give you perspective, I have 45 Polish kids to place right now, but no scholarships from donors yet, so you'd be really making an impact. I have only placed 5 so far with families, so there will be many heartbroken kids if we cannot boost this number thanks to scholarships.

The benefits of sponsoring a scholarship are that I will directly send updates on how the child is doing in their host family while here in the U.S., including pictures, and you only have to fund it ONCE instead of worrying about ongoing monthly sponsorship funding. And it's exciting to know you literally brought a child out of their orphanage, possibly for the first time in their lives, to get to know the love of Jesus and love of a family, also for the first time ever. Of course, I would give another shout out to BBP as the sponsor on Facebook and in our next newsletter.

The only downside is there would be no letter writing involved, since we don't tell the kids that someone sponsored them (other than their host family).

Here is a breakdown of the hosting costs per child and how significant BBP's impact would be:
Total hosting cost: $2995
International Airfare: $1000-1200 (BBP contribution 50%)
Domestic US Airfare: $250-500
Food for child in airport/during in-country transport: $20
Medical Insurance: $100
Chaperone travel fees (approx 1 chap for 10-15 kids): $200
Social worker home visit: $150
Child's visa: $160
Child's passport: $100
In-country travel for child to get to airport from orphanage and to embassy (2 trips): $60-80
BLOOM in-country coordinator fee: $100
In-country paperwork chase for child's travel docs/coordinator transport: $50-60
Program shirt/lanyard/ID card: $20
Interview trip/BLOOM US coordination fees: $330
Airline Escorts: $50
Emergency budget: $40-120 (depending on above costs being higher or lower than expected)

In sum, I'd like to ask if BBP would sponsor the following (non-recurring):
Three $500 scholarships for individual kids=$1500/750,000BBP
Two $1250 scholarships for sibling groups of 2 or 3=$2500/1,250,000BBP
Total: $4000/2,000,000 BBP


If this is too much for the budget right now, I will revise and reduce as needed, but, this would give between 7 and 9 kids a chance at knowing Jesus this summer as is.

Thank you for the consideration and let me know if you have any questions!

April Wareham
BLOOM Executive Director


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Production Proposals / New Charity Organization - BLOOM
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:09:28 pm »
BLOOM (Be Love Orphan Outreach Missions) is a 501c3 Christian charity which works to serve orphans and vulnerable children in 3 ways:

1. Sponsorship for food/education/clothing and other emergent needs in Uganda and Sierra Leone (We currently have 29 children in Christ Children's Care Orphanage in Sierra Leone who need sponsors; 10 who are in emergency status in our Side by Side Ministries Program in Uganda)

2. Sustainable farming projects and teacher training programs in these countries in order to help wean orphans off sponsorship and get their orphanages to be self sufficient. The goal is also to  engage the local communities to care for their own by creating jobs, therefore locals can generate income, and as a byproduct, we get extended family reunification and thus less orphans.

3. Orphan hosting programs in Poland and Ukraine where orphans come to live with American families for 4-5 weeks twice a year on an "exchange" where they receive the love of a Christian family while learning English, getting medical checkups, and possibly even finding an adoptive family.

Now that you know a little about BLOOM, let's focus on this proposal, which will be for sponsorship support in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

A. Our Side by Side Ministries Program rescues children from abusive situations in the Rakai, Uganda area where they are at risk of being beaten, raped, and neglected by unofficial "foster" families and other negligent guardians. Our team rescues the child, then transfers them to a Christian boarding school while looking for extended family reunification opportunities or a Christian foster family. The cost to sponsor a child for boarding school is $88 per month and it includes all their private school fees, room and board, uniforms, food, medical care, hair cuts, etc.

I have applied for a separate grant to cover 10 children in emergency status for 3 months, so I would like to request 880,000 BBP ($2640) to cover those 10 children for 3 more months of this year to start, and then that will give us time to grow BBP to cover the next 3 months and so on, at which time I'll submit another proposal (or I will find another sponsor later this year).

B. Our Sierra Leone Sponsorship program provides 3 healthy meals per day for the children, including while they are at school, every day each month for $36/mo. These children attend a school at the orphanage, so there are no extra boarding/schooling costs for them. These are children orphaned from poverty and the remnants of the Ebola outbreak that happened there a few years ago.

I am requesting 108,000 BBP ($324) to feed 3 children 3 meals daily for 3 months. Each month that BBP does well or each time a superblock is reached, I'd like to add 3 more children from this orphanage to this list.

You can read more about our sponsorship programs here
http://www.bloomworldwide.org/orphanchild-sponsorship/

and see photos/bios of the children who need sponsorship here.
http://www.bloomworldwide.org/sponsor-a-child/

I am happy to coordinate with you all and/or my volunteers at BLOOM to get the information needed to integrate these photos/bios to the BBP site.

Also of note is that we can often have children's grades or a letter from them sent to us at BBP as the "sponsors", depending on what's available at that particular school. And I, personally, along with my Director of Sponsorships, make sure all our letters are delivered to the kids electronically when they have internet access available (which is not often because, well, it's rural Africa, but it is possible on occasion!).

In sum, I'm requesting:
880,000 BBP ($2640) to cover 10 children in emergency status for 3 months in Rakai, Uganda (ideally to continue in 3 month increments for same 10 kids)
108,000 BBP ($324) to feed 3 children at the Sierra Leone orphanage for 3 months (ideally to continue in 3 month increments for same 3 kids, and possibly add more kids each time a superblock is reached)
Total Request: 988,000 BBP

Please let me know if you have further questions or need any clarification.

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Production Proposals / PR, Communications, Marketing Proposal
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:04:59 pm »
Hello all- My name is April and I not only run BLOOM, one of the charities BBP will hopefully support, but I am also a PR professional. My most relevant experience has been helping Factom with their PR during their launch phase (Feb 2015-May 2016), resulting in media hits in Reuters and Fortune, among others. (Can't take credit for every hit they got by any means, as they also had an internal PR team, but these are two higher tiered pubs I secured for them).

http://fortune.com/2015/04/22/cloud-computing/

https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-honduras-technology/honduras-to-build-land-title-registry-using-bitcoin-technology-idINKBN0O01V720150515

I'm proposing to organize and formalize our communications strategy. My proposal for spearheading Bible Pay's PR is broken into two phases. Phase 1 is ready for approval now. Phase 2 will need to be built out a bit more after Phase 1 is begun, but I wanted to lay it all out so we can build a discussion on the direction we're going. I'd like everyone's input, as how you see the project will shape my strategy for both internal and external communications. This is a long-term, ongoing proposal.

Phase 1

-Step 1-

I propose to be the head of PR/Marketing/Comms to review the overall messaging for all FB, Twitter, blogs and other public posts to ensure cohesive messaging. I would also like to copy edit any major public appearances in writing, starting with the website.

Without one central "voice" and overall comms guidance, we stand to look disorganized and thus less credible. Our messages to the public must be cohesive before going out to avoid a fiasco like what IOTA went through which tanked a perfectly poised token from 5 to 10 on coin market cap.

I will also work with Togo to prepare the spokesperson (Rob?) for media interviews/provide media materials as needed, be the media contact if needed, but not the spokesperson (I can provide media relations consulting).

This will be an ongoing task that can add up to approx 1-5 hrs/week depending on who else does marketing that I would need to work with/oversee the messaging. I would "bill" for this every 2 weeks per the billing cycle if everyone would be comfortable running their "copy" by me and we could consult about strategy together as needed prior to copy creation.

I will estimate this at just 4 hours over the next 4 weeks as I don't think there's a lot going on with this type of thing at the moment.

-Step 2-

I would like to re-write/edit all web copy as needed to be more professional and appealing to the target audience, as well as more cohesive. Right now there are some grammar, capitalization, punctuation issues, and it is a bit disjointed in the messaging and mission. (No offense to whomever wrote it- just needs a PR touch ;-)
(This would take approximately 3-5 hours)

-Step 3-

I would like to develop a boilerplate, long company description, FAQ, and other media kit necessities.
(Approx 3-4 hours)

Basically, I want to overhaul our whole image right now, from messaging to possibly even the site wireframe, because first and foremost we need to clearly establish UTILITY. The public's perception of the coin's utility is the only way it will really go up or down in value. Right now, our messaging isn't quite clear to me or a few people I've spoken with about this.

Summary:
Total Requested Now to be distributed over the next 2 pay periods:

4 hours of general comms oversight

3-5 hours of web copy re-write

3-4 hours of media kit development

TOTAL: 10-13 hours at $30/hour = $300-390 = approx 100,000-130,000 BBP

P.S. I believe average PR professionals go for about $125/hour :)



Phase 2 - to be built out as phase 1 progresses


-Step 1-

I'd also like to develop a Facebook marketing campaign targeted at the people who would invest in BBP, but I am hesitant until we can get on a easier-to-use exchange. Are we ready for this? Most regular people wouldn't feel comfortable purchasing on the two exchanges we're on now. I was hesitant, and I'm pretty familiar with all this now.

(Approx 2 hours + actual facebook mktg costs)


-Step 2-

Research target publications for PR
(approx 2-3 hours)

-Step 3-

Develop/distribute media pitches and facilitate scheduling interviews
(approx 8-10 hours)

-Step 4-

Develop internal and external communications plan concurrently through steps 1-3 so we aren't running things like a pack of wild cats
(approx 6-8 hours)

-Step 5-

Possible press release- topic TBD
(approx 3-4 hours)

A few topics for discussion:

***WHO IS GOOD AT SEO AND WANTS TO WRITE BLOGS I CAN REVIEW AND GET PART OF THE PR BUDGET???? I don't have time to write blogs, unfortunately, but I can review/edit. I think blogs are an excellent way to catch media attention as well as the attention of potential investors. These should be written more to attract layman investors as opposed to people who understand blockchain/crypto and/or miners.****

****What do we want our message to be? What is our main UTILITY in your eyes, and what is it in the eyes of lay people, not just crypto investors like us? (Ie- Is it facilitating orphan care, is it a christian currency we want churches to eventually use as a tithing alternative, etc? It can't focus on all these things. One or two need to be the focus, while the others are supplemental)****

Thanks and let me know your thoughts on all this.

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General Discussion / What is Pay to Preach?
« on: December 23, 2017, 01:31:18 pm »
Can someone explain to me what "Pay to Preach" is as part of the P2P budget? Thanks!

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