are NetDay sponsors? Businesses, unions, universities, museums,
professional associations, research institutes, foundations,
community and public service organizations, the media, your
state assembly, and even celebrities. Just about any kind of
organization has time, money, expertise, or resources that
schools can use before, during, and after NetDay.
Here are some
things your company or organization can do at either the
state or local level.
NetDay kits: Purchase NetDay
kits to donate to the school(s) of your choice.
Contact your state organizer or NetDay to
identify schools where your help can make the greatest
difference. Sponsor one school or more - whatever you
or your organization can afford.
with technical planning: Donate your time
or the time of your technical employees to visit schools
before NetDay. They're needed to create a site
plan that volunteers can use when the scheduled
cabling day arrives. Schools also need technical help
on the scheduled cabling day to train the volunteers,
to participate in the cable installation, and to test
and certify the installation at the end of the day.
tools: Loan your cable installation tools
so volunteers will be working with the correct equipment.
They will need ladders, drills, screwdrivers, punch-down
tools, testing equipment, etc. See our tools
staff to NetDay: Increase your visibility
in the community by assigning a member of your staff
to be the point person for NetDay activities both inside
and outside your organization. At the local level,
your "NetDay project manager" can choose a school or
schools to sponsor and organize your employees to volunteer
and work together to make NetDay a reality in those
NetDay: Write a letter endorsing national
NetDay activities, as well as the NetDay activities
in your area.
electronic media: Include a link to the NetDay
home page on your Web site. E-mail your clients,
vendors, and staff, and ask them to volunteer to help
pull wire in their local school. Better still, encourage
them to organize or sponsor NetDay activities at a
school that otherwise would not be able to participate.
your public relations department to help you advertise
your company's sponsorship. Write an article documenting
your NetDay experience for publication in your company
newsletter, magazine, annual report, or other publications.
Download the NetDay logo for
printing on t-shirts, coffee mugs and other souvenirs.
Include a link to the NetDay web site (http://www.netday.org/) in
your advertising and PR materials to show your organization's
commitment to education, children, and the community.