#GivingTuesday: One Reason to Support the NPCA? Your 15 Minutes of Fame!
By Erica Burman on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
We have a day for giving thanks. Two days for getting deals. It’s time to have a day for giving back.
We’re counting on your support to keep the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) in the black.
One Reason to Support us? Your 15 Minutes of Fame!
Wellll, perhaps not your entire 15 minutes. But through our many communication networks and vehicles for recognition, NPCA lives up to its mission to “champion Peace Corps community members in bringing the world home” and our primary goal to “develop essential networks and information resources for and about the Peace Corps community.”
It’s exciting to share these stories, because the NPCA is all about YOU! It’s about all of us, collectively making a difference.
Sharing your many stories adds up! In the past year, through feature articles, photographs, personal testimonies and more, we featured approximately 2,000 members of the Peace Corps community. Through our networks, we connect with more than 90,000 interested individuals.
Here’s just some of the ways we share that news and provide recognition with the Peace Corps community (and beyond).
- WorldView magazine: So often, we hear from individuals saying how much they love WorldView, our award-winning magazine! Four times a year, we proudly publish this magazine full of stories featuring and written by members of the Peace Corps community. WorldView is also one of the key benefits when you become a member of the NPCA.
- Blog Posts and Social Media: If you visit NPCA’s website, or our dedicated social network…if you friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter…you will find new story content nearly every single day. A majority of those stories highlight the good works of a current or Returned Peace Corps Volunteer or former Peace Corps staff, somewhere around the world.
- E-News Updates: If you are signed up to our various electronic news updates, you get regular highlights of inspirational achievements across the generations of the Peace Corps community.
- Awards and Recognition: Over the years, 26 notable individuals have received the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Community Service. Each year we collaborate with the School of International Training in Vermont to award scholarships to RPCVs continuing their studies. And, If you were at Washington’s National Theatre last September during our 50th anniversary celebrations, you know the story. There were two finalists for NPCA’s Global Community Project Award of $25,000. The audience was asked to choose the winner but they couldn’t, and in the true spirit of community we passed around the hat, raised an additional $10,000 and split the prize between both projects!
So, we’re passing around the electronic hat. Make a special donation today as part of NPCA’s End of Year Donation Drive.
Read about one of our supporters: Audrey Scherer Tetteh.