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Promoting the Eastern Volunteers Building Fund

Eastern Volunteers has recently purchased a building, enabling the community organisation to move to the ground floor providing an accessible and prominent location.  The organisation now faces the challenge of raising $60,000 to aid in meeting the costs of relocation, including partitioning, furniture and cabling.

The community is encouraged to support Eastern Volunteers through the Building Fund Campaign by providing tax-deductible donations.  The Campaign will officially be launched on the 21st of July but this morning I was speaking to Radio Eastern FM (98.1 FM) to discuss the upcoming launch.

When planning a community based campaign it is important to reach as many members of the community as possible and local radio can often help in this regard.  Eastern FM has a loyal listening base across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs covering a similar demographic to Eastern Volunteers.

The interview  discussed the services provided by Eastern Volunteers through its volunteer assisted transport service and volunteer recruitment.  As part of this interview I explained the transient history of Eastern Volunteers and how the property will deliver a permanent community facility serving Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

I also outlined the $60,000 fundraising target and how this will fund the relocation and establish a long-term future of Eastern Volunteers.  All donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at www.easternvolunteers.org.au/buildingfund or via cheque or money order.

Alex Makin

Author Alex Makin

In a career spanning over fifteen years, Alex has been instrumental in transforming, reinvigorating and growing the capacity of businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He is a visionary who understands the big picture. Alex’s expertise is a Certified Practising Marketer and as Chair of the Victorian State Council of the Australian Marketing Institute. Alex is also an accomplished speaker, author and mentor and former Mayor and Councillor for the City of Maroondah.

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