Small Groups Public Page Introduction

Let’s take a quick look at our public page to acquaint ourselves with what the group user experience is going to be.  Here’s what you will see:

  • Group Header
    • Group Name
    • Edit button for group leaders (quick access to management portal)
    • Group Description
    • Group Leader
    • Email link for group leader
    • Group image (personalizing the group)
  • General Information (note that you can hide these details)
    • Next Meeting time/date
    • Location
    • Quantity of group members
    • Group Leaders and contact
    • Meeting location
    • Group members
  • Stories
    • Stories shared by group members (these also populate out to the organization’s main page)
  • Messages
    • Group member messages (these stay on this page as a private message board for group members only)

Writing an Excellent Fundraising Letter

Writing a good letter can be a challenge but here are a few points for how to construct your letter.  Remember to utilize the ServiceReef Personal Fundraising Page to publish your letter and/or video.

Introductory Paragraph

  • Briefly discuss your life over the past year
  • Introduce your plans for this opportunity / trip

Opportunity / Trip Paragraph

  • Describe this event, it’s purpose, and goals
  • Where & When will it take place
  • Mention what type of impact it will have

Personal Goals Paragraph

  • Describe your personal vision
  • Invite them into the story

Asking for Support Paragraph

  • Make a clear request for financial support
  • Be specific about the amount you need to raise
  • Provide a link to the ServiceReef page so they can go directly to donate
  • Explain where and how to give through ServiceReef

Closing Paragraph

  • Write a summary
  • Be sure to thank them
  • Include your contact information