Hey everyone!! So tonight was our last meeting of the semester and I wanted to make sure I shared information with you all before going away for the holidays
1. SSDP Conference 2012 – scholarship applications are due ASAP (officially, December 31st at 11:59PMEST) but the sooner they’re submitted, the higher priority you’re given. If given a scholarship, you’ll receive lodging and potentially reimbursement for travel (but assume that only lodging will be covered and fundraising will be the only other option for funding). – If you have fundraising ideas, please also send those to me ASAP so we can get working on them as soon as we get back. Our meetings will be WEEKLY beginning SPRING 2012 – Registration for Students is $45 until January 1st, so be SURE to register before then! – If anyone has any sessions they would love to make happen, be sure to submit them on the SSDP page – http://ssdp.org/events/2012-national-ssdp-conference
2. Student for Liberty – the National Students for Liberty Conference will be in February 2012 in DC – more information, contact me or Joseph Berger (students for liberty CofC campus coordinator) – http://www.facebook.com/events/272482039438210/
3. T-shirt – We will have money in the Spring 2012 to buy shirts for our chapter, so if anyone creative has any ideas, the sooner the better!
4. Political Events – SSDP is proud to support youth participation in political events and asking politicians questions about the United States’ War on Drugs – If any of you have the opportunity (and desire) to participate in the “On The Record” Project, please let me know
-Melissa Colebank, chapter PresidentHere is a great example of an action alert from Rowan University SSDP using Mailchimp: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b93f8a1e16c37cca3809fb517&id=790d107305&e=9f9f99307b Google Groups Pros: Two-way conversations Easy, simple, fast set-up To send messages to the group, you just send an email to the group address No limits on number of group members Cons: Plain formatting Not as professional-looking Mailchimp Pros: Professional-looking templates and formatting Cons: Conversation is only one way Set-up and sending messages can be a little more complicated and time-intensive Free account limits you to 2,000 supporters and 12,000 emails per month (usually more than enough for a chapter) You and your chapter should decide on a communications strategy that makes sense for you. Maybe you want to use both systems; Google Groups for inner-chapter communications, while using Mailchimp for exterior communications. Only you can decide what is best for your chapter, but keeping it simple is always a good idea, so I would recommend picking one solution for your mailing list needs. Back to top