Empower women. Eliminate poverty.

Friendship Bridge 101 Toggle

Updated June 2016

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Friendship Bridge has a story to tell — a story of empowering women, a story of transforming lives, a story of eliminating poverty. But we need your help to tell it!

This digital toolbox will give you the tools you need to tell the Friendship Bridge story from a number of angles. Whether you’re a board member, a volunteer, a donor, a student, or someone interested in global development….whether you’re giving a presentation, emailing a friend, or advocating for us through a campus group…below you’ll find information you need to help spread the word! And if you need additional information, feel free to reach out to us at info@friendshipbridge.org.

But first, click here to make sure we know you’re interested in volunteering with us…even if it’s only by spreading our story!

 


 

Giving a Talk

Are you talking to your coworkers or classmates about the work Friendship Bridge is doing in Guatemala? Where to even begin?

We’ve created a standard PowerPoint presentation for you that provides an overview of Friendship Bridge, its mission, and its work in Guatemala.

PowerPoint 

 


 

Stories & Videos

We’ve found that sharing stories about our inspiring clients helps people feel more connected to our mission. Here are a couple stories we recommend sharing:

Tomassa (blog)

Otilia (video)

We also recommend sharing a video or two. Here are some videos from our YouTube page:

Friendship Bridge’s Impact (2:24)

The Power of Women Owned Businesses (1:31)

Friendship Bridge client stories (4:31)

Friendship Bridge History (14:14)

 


 

 

Elevator Pitch

What if you only have 30 seconds to share with someone what Friendship Bridge does? Below is an example of an “elevator pitch.”

Friendship Bridge provides microcredit and education to women entrepreneurs in Guatemala. Friendship Bridge knows it takes more than loans to help women find their own solutions to poverty, and that’s why they designed their Microcredit Plus program with services like nonformal education, advanced training, and health services that empower a woman holistically. Friendship Bridge listens to what its clients need and designs products and services to meet those needs. 

 


Fact Sheets

We’ve created fact sheets on our programs and services. Feel free to download and share these, and use the information when you talk about Friendship Bridge!

Salud para la Vida fact sheet
Agriculture Farm to Market fact sheet
Artisan Access to Market fact sheet

Additional Resources

If someone approaches you with questions about Friendship Bridge, the following resources might be helpful.
2014 Annual Report
2014 Impact Report
2014 – 2016 Strategic Plan
Newsletter
About Microcredit
About Nonformal Education
Suggested Reading

 


 

 

Social Media

Invite people to find us on social media! We regularly post stories and photos from the field, so following us on social media is a great way to stay connected on a daily basis.

Click here for more tips and to learn how to use our social media.

 


 

 

Start your own fundraiser!

Do you want to share the Friendship Bridge story and show your commitment by holding your own fundraiser? You can head to our crowdfunding site, create your own fundraising page, and start sharing it with your friends. Some people choose to crowdfund for nonprofits when they’re participating in activities like races, and others choose to give up their birthday or anniversary and instead ask for people to donate to their crowdfunding page. And some people crowdfund just for fun! Whatever your reason is, we want you as an advocate!

Click here to learn more and start your own fundraising campaign!