- HAHD South Bend Girls On The Run Michiana 5k Run 5/11
- HAHD Boston at The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Mobile Market 5/11
- HAHD Twin Cities at The Wildcat Sanctuary 5/26
Doing something cool, like celebrating your Have a Hart Day Chapter’s anniversary, or volunteer someplace really cool like a gala? Want people to hear about it? Try sending a press release to your local media–yet another tool in your Captain’s Toolkit.
The Harry Potter Alliance has a really great How-to for writing a press release. Once your press release is written, look for local publications to send it to–these may be found as easily as googling “where to send a press release + your city.” Also, look for your local alt weeklies and small hometown newspapers.
Our Have a Hart Day (HAHD) siblings in South Bend, IN are turning two in April 2019. To celebrate, they are holding a celebration/food drive at Strikes and Spares in Mishawaka, IN. South Bend HAHD‘s food drive plus celebration will be on April 14.
Please join them to celebrate and follow their Twitter and Instagram. Huge congrats to our family in South Bend for making it to two years! If you want to become a HAHD City Captain in your city, email us at HaveAHartDay2019@gmail.com.
Check out what our Boston volunteers were up to today!
Huge thank you to the six awesome Hartosexuals who came out to volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank today for Have a Hart Day! We sorted over 6,000 lbs of food for a brown bag food pantry! Thank you! It was great to see so many new faces!
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One great tool we have used to build our Boston Have a Hart Day (HAHD) volunteers* is Facebook Groups. As you know, we have our own Boston Have a Hart Day Facebook Group. The ones which we have had the best luck with are local and alumni groups.
Step 1: Find a “local” Facebook Group. Up in the search bar of Facebook, type the name of the town or city whose group you want to join. (We actually mainly use smaller groups from the suburb our captain lives in, but the city your HAHD group is based out of may work as well). Once you get the search results, click on the “groups” link.
Step 2: Join a group. If you see a promising group, join it!
Step 3: Make your first post. “I’m recruiting for [event] at [place] with City HAHD. I’m a [group] native. [insert link…
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This lesson’s disclaimers are as follows: 1. The person writing this also writes for her local Patch and 2. Much like Spingo, Patch is for people in the United States.
Patch is a free website which prides itself on hyper-local news. It also has a calendar section.
Step 1: Register for a Patch Account. Select your location.
Step 2: Under My.Patch.com, go to the event tab. Enter your Have a Hart Day event’s info. Link to your Facebook event.
Step 3: Enter the address and the date. Bam! You are done. Patch is a popular website, as such getting your HAHD event on your local Patch’s calendar will help increase visibility and also your group’s visibility in search engines like Google
💟Huge thanks and congratulations to all the awesome Hartosexuals who came out to Have a Hart Day (HAHD) events in February 2019! Thank you to all of our amazing City Captains who make these events possible, we are always seeking new cities to expand into if you want to become a captain.
📦Four volunteers (including some of their South Bend, IN siblings) worked as part of Chicago Have a Hart Day at The Greater Chicago Food Depository to help repack 6384 pounds of brown rice into 2128 bags to be delivered to families in need.
😻As a quick side note, Have a Hart Day has a new volunteer coordinator. Hi, I’m Heather–I have been the City Captain for HAHD Boston for about three years now. I genuinely love Have a Hart Day and I want its captains and volunteers to have good experiences, so please feel free to email me if you ever need anything.
Spingo is a website you can submit your Have a Hart Day (HAHD) event and they will post it to their calendar as well as other sites’ calendars (Boston’s free version, for example, publishes it to Boston.com as well as a New Hampshire news site’s calendar).
Step 1: Open Spingo’s Add Event page. Enter your HAHD event details–if your location can be shared and isn’t on there, it’s easy to add it.
Step 2: Make certain you are clicking NO on the offers for premium publicity. In addition to the Facebook event link for your event, consider adding your HAHD Chapter’s Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook links as well.
Step 3: You should get an email from Spingo in about a day saying that your event is up.