We need you to spread the word about $27 on the 27th and to help our
Facebook notes “10 Things Under $27 I Could Live Without to Change the
World” go viral.
Facebook Fan Page
We’ve updated the GF Facebook Fan page with information about the launch. You can find it here. If you aren’t already a fan, join today. Then encourage your friends to become fans by posting a note with a link on their walls.
Facebook Status Update on October 27th
On the morning of October 27th, update your Facebook status with one of the following messages (or personalize your own). To do this, simply copy and paste the below text into the blank box at the top of your profile page or news feed (it’s pre-populated with text that says “What’s on your mind?”).
A $27 loan helped to spark the global microfinance movement, thanks to
Muhammad Yunus’ ingenuity. Today, Grameen Foundation launches a new
Web site and asks you to donate $27 on the 27th. Your help could provide a woman the capital she needs to lift herself out of poverty with your small donation. www.grameenfoundation.org.
How many of you could live without that $27 in your pocket? Did you know that small amount could be turned into a microloan that helps lift a woman out of poverty? Check out Grameen Foundation’s new Web site at www.grameenfoundation.org and consider a $27 donation on the 27th!
On October 27th, Grameen Foundation asks you to donate $27 – the amount of Muhammad Yunus’ original microloan that seeded the creation of Grameen Bank and catalyzed the global microfinance movement. Check out our redesigned Web site and make your donation today at:
“10 Things Under $27 I Could Live Without to Change the World”
Facebook Notes are a place where users can share thoughts, photos or post information that their friends will see. Similar to the recent “25 things about me” Facebook Notes campaign, we’re hoping to raise awareness of Grameen Foundation through a “10 things under $27” campaign. But we need you to get the campaign started!
Here’s how it works:
When you’re looking at your profile page, there are several tabs across the top, next to your photo – these say things like “Wall” “Info” and “Photos.” If there is not a tab that says “Notes” on your page, click the + sign to the right of these tabs. A drop down menu appears, and you can select “Notes” from the list. When you click on this option, a new page will open up within your profile. Select the button that says “Write a new Note.”
Once you’ve clicked this button, you’ll have a blank Notes template on your screen. Here’s how we suggest filling out the fields – but feel free to personalize this a bit.
10 Things Under $27 That I Could Live Without to Change the World
Did you know that Nobel Peace Prize winner and Grameen Bank founder
Muhammad Yunus sparked the global microfinance movement by making a
$27 loan to village of Bangladeshi women from his own pocket? That tiny loan – which seems so small to us – helped that woman create a small business and lift herself out of poverty.
How could you change the world with the $27 in your own pocket? Grameen Foundation is encouraging people like us to spread the word about the power of microloans to create huge opportunities for women in the developing world.
What are 10 things that you could live without that are under $27, the
amount of a loan that can help end the cycle of poverty for one woman? List the 10 things under $27 you could live without below, and tag 10 of your most ingenious friends to do the same. Then consider making a donation of $27 (or more) to Grameen Foundation’s Ingenuity Fund. Your donation could help a woman living on less than $1 a day move towards economic self-sufficiency.
Check out Grameen Foundation’s Ingenuity Fund for more information.
POSTING & TAGGING:
On the right hand side, you have the option of tagging friends in the Note. This means that your Note, along being posted in your own News Feed, will pop up in theirs, and they’ll be notified that you’ve tagged them. This is the key to spreading your message. We’re encouraging users to tag 10 friends in this Note, but if you’d like to add more, please do! The more connections we make with these notes, the more people we hope will visit GF’s new Web site
and potentially donate.
Once you’re finished creating your top 10 list, you can click “Preview” at the bottom of the page to see how the Note will look to others, and when you’re ready, click “Publish” to complete the Note.
Twitter (www.twitter.com) is a quick, easy way to send messages of 140
characters or less to your personal network of followers. To help spread the message of “$27 on the 27th” via Twitter, we’ll not only be updating our GF feed (@GrameenFdn) but we encourage those of you who have personal Twitter feeds to do the same. Here are some ways you can get involved:
ReTweet GF’s messages. For example, if you see a tweet from @GrameenFdn that you’d like to share with your network, simply copy and paste that text, including the “@GrameenFdn” part, into your own update field, and add “RT” at the beginning. It will look something like this: “RT @ GrameenFdn we’re launching $27 on the 27th today and encouraging you to visit our new Web site!”
Send your own updates. To share the news about our new Web site and $27 on the 27th launch, feel free to post information about it on your own Twitter feed. Here are some suggested Tweets that we’ve come up with:
Grameen Bank was founded on a $27 loan that changed 42 womens’
lives. @GrameenFdn asks you to donate $27 today to help end poverty
[LINK TO www.grameenfoundation.org]
GrameenFdn launches new Web site and celebrates Yunus’ original
$27 microloan. Consider a $27 donation & help end poverty [LINK TO
Donate $27 to @GrameenFdn on October 27 – small loans help
women out of poverty [LINK TO www.grameenfoundation.org]
Use the #give27 hashtag. One way to easily monitor a conversation on
Twitter is by “tagging” your Tweets with hashtags – a short phrase prefaced by the # sign. For the October 27th launch, we’ll be using the hashtag “#give27” at the end of our Tweets, and encourage you to do the same.