2015 Spring Breakfast
Table Captain Information
Our Table Captains are the absolute key to making our Spring Breakfast a success. We thank you for your time, interest and support of the critical mission of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Here's everything you need to know to be a great Table Captain.
$275,00 raised for the YWCA. With 100 tables, that's an average of $2,750 in donations per table.
Table Captains have a genuine appreciation for the YWCA, can articulate its needs, and are willing to lend their influence to our organization in order to meet the goals of the Spring Breakfast.
Each table seats 10 people. Please fill your table with guests that have a strong likelihood of connecting to the YWCA and the ability make a financial gift as a result of attending the breakfast.
Tips for Inviting Guests
- Articulate Your Passion. Be able to articulate why you believe in and support the YWCA.
- Know the facts about the YWCA programs. Use our website as a resource and other information from the Orientation Handbook.
- Communicate the goals of the event.Share that the goal for our Spring Breakfast is two-fold; to raise awareness of YWCA mission and programs and to raise money to support those programs.
Key Stats - 2014
- We served more than 15,000 people by providing domestic violence services, providing life skills and character education for middle school girls, and helping adults increase the level of their education.
- We provided 16,749 nights of safe shelter to 278 women and 204 children fleeing domestic violence at the Weaver Domestic Violence Center.
- Our Weaver Domestic Violence Center answered over 3,796 calls to the 24-hour information and crisis line, and educated over 11,000 people about domestic violence during community outreach presentations.
- Our Transitional Housing program created 23 households and served 120 women and children, continuing the counseling and case management services begun at the Weaver Domestic Violence Center, furthering the healing process and strengthening each family's self-sufficiency.
- 932 adults enrolled in our Family Literacy Center, and 105 students earned their high school equivalency diploma. Our youth enrichment program called Girls Inc. at the YWCA served 368 middle school girls, addressing issues like healthy relationships, self-esteem, and drug and alcohol awareness.
Next Steps Check List
The following are our tips for getting prepared for the 2015 Spring Breakfast.
Prior to the event
- Develop a list of potential table guests with financial capacity to give generously. The YWCA incurs a $30/plate charge for each breakfast.
- Obtain commitments from 10 people per table to attend the event on April 7th
- Submit your high resolution headshot to email@example.com by February 27th
- Attend the Table Captain Kickoff on February 19th at Paramore Digital, 500 Church Street, 5th Floor, Nashville - Supply guest name, email & mailing address at the Kickoff and receive a prize!
- Mail Electronic invitation (if you prefer a printed invitation to mail you can pick those up at the Kickoff)
- RSVP your final guest count on April 2nd.
3 days brfore
- Send reminder to all of your guests.
- Share with your guests the names of other guest who will be at your table.
- Remind guests to arrive by 7:00am to talk with friends and no later than 7:15 to eat breakfast. Food is served and the program begins promptly at 7:30am and ends by 8:30am.
Day of the Breakfast
- Arrive by 7am to greet your guests at your table
- Blank name tags will be at your table for you to fill out
- Volunteers will serve as greeters and will be distinguished by wearing YWCA logo. They will greet your guests and escort them to you your table
- There will be an envelope at the table with pledge cards - do not give out pledge cards prior to the ask at the end of the program.
- Make your own personal/company gift at your table at the same time your guests pledge their support
- Thank your guests for sharing your commitment to the YWCA
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
- Ashlee Graham 983-5162 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cathy Kaiser 983-5146 email@example.com