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How To Vote for Studio 33 and Partners / 3 ways to Vote

July 6, 2010

There are three ways you can vote and all votes count! All ten!

  1. Text message your daily vote. Message 100505 to text #737-74  Vote all ten if you like to text.
  2. Vote the multi-project link for Studio33&Friends
  3. Vote from Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1490041551

We would like you to use all ten votes to vote also for our Pepsi partners that are providing us with a great deal of votes. Studio33&Friends

If you find connection issues with these multi-project links, make sure you are first signed into Pepsi to vote, use the back button or paste the URL back into a address. These links are problematic as are many aspects of the Pepsi website, so please bear with us as we find alternate ways to make the voting process easy. If you wish to vote for Studio 33 and friends, you can also try copying the string below into the Pepsi search bar after you are signed in.

creatively+fund+community+needs skip+program tacoma+swim+club rough+river paws+michigan jay+evans cake+girls cambria tilden Karrie+Flanagan

http://www.refresheverything.com/search/?q=creatively%2Bfund%2Bcommunity%2Bneeds+skip%2Bprogram+tacoma%2Bswim%2Bclub+rough%2Briver+paws%2Bmichigan++jay%2Bevans+cake%2Bgirls+cambria+tilden+Karrie%2BFlanagan&ic=0&im=0

You can also text message 10 daily votes: text message to 73774, with message 100505 to text message your vote for Studio 33. Standard text message rates apply. If you have unlimited text messaging, you can easily vote for all ten. Here is a list of all of our team members.

Studio 33  100505

Skip Program   100847

Tacoma Swim  100215

Rough River   100849

Paws of Michigan 100506

Nanty Glo   100220

Cake Girls COmmunity Kitchen  100212

Tilden  100507

Jackson Township  100519

Foundation of Fitness   101377

You can vote from your facebook profile and share this with your friends. Voting using the facebook voting app is also easy and you do not have to be signed into the Pepsi website to do so.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1490041551

If you would like to share this voting application in facebook, go to our project page in Pepsi:

http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart, and find the install voting application on the right side of the page, scrolling down. Follow the prompts. It’s easy and your access to voting for Studio 33 daily becomes even easier.

Here is How to Vote:

We’ve made it so quick and easy. In less than 1 minute you can easily vote.

For First Time Participants:

Access the multi-project page using the hyperlink:  Studio33&Friends

  1. Across the bottom of the webpage, bottom left, below Welcome, Click Join Refresh Everything (instead of sign in)
  2. Type in your name, email address and birth date
  3. Make up a password that you will remember and type in the security words displayed in the pictures (this proves you are not a robot)
  4. Skip boxes. Click “done”
  5. Continue to “Vote for this idea” Creatively Fund Community Needs Through The Arts
  6. Use your other 9 votes for the projects we’ve partnered with to strengthen our voting base.
  7. Or find some of your own if you are interested in searching through 1100 + to choose from.
  8. Blue Bar across the bottom of web page, bottom left, click Sign Out.
  9. Hit the back button and have someone else Sign Up.
  10. Please note that if you get an error message about a connection issue, refresh the page with the same URL and it should load.

If you are already Registered:

Access the multi-project page using the hyperlink:  Studio33&Friends

  1. Across bottom of webpage, bottom left, below welcome, Click Sign In
  2. Type email address,  password and security words.
  3. Click on Sign In
  4. Continue to “Vote for this idea” Creatively Fund Community Needs Through The Arts
  5. Vote for our partners or your own favorites.
  6. Bottom left, click on Sign Out.
  7. Hit the back button. Have someone else Sign In and vote again.
  8. Please note that if you get an error message about a connection issue, refresh the page with the same URL and it should load.

For those wanting to help network this community project, here is a link of interest:

http://www.refresheverything.com/blog/2010/02/10/campaigning-101-best-practices-for-refresh-projects/

Thank you all so very much for your support.

If you want more information about our project, please browse through the pages of this blog as I am  sure you will glean a lot from what has already been written. Below is the long string link to the multi-project page in the event that the short link fails for whatever reason.

http://www.refresheverything.com/search/?q=creatively%2Bfund%2Bcommunity%2Bneeds+skip%2Bprogram+tacoma%2Bswim%2Bclub+rough%2Briver+paws%2Bmichigan++jay%2Bevans+cake%2Bgirls+cambria+tilden+Karrie%2BFlanagan&ic=0&im=0

I am going to work now, it is the last minute, but I have promised a special piece for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Fundraiser on Thursday. Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – whose mission is to save healthy, adoptable animals in the Haywood County North Carolina Animal Control facility.

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Getting Involved Now

July 6, 2010

The last post made regarding Studio 33’s  position for the $50K Pepsi grant was published on July 2nd, just before the holiday weekend. We do hope that everyone had an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July. This is an urgent update.

Studio 33 has remained diligent and focused for this final month in what appears to be a very competitive and challenging contest for a grant to do good in the community. Each month, the competition grows more fierce than before. This blog tells what we’ve learned, what everyone in Haywood County needs to know and what Studio 33 is hoping for.

Studio 33 has been able to get close and even into a leading position with the help of those of you who are voting, but also largely because of the internal support we have acquired from our grassroots coalitions of other projects seeking grants to do great things in their own communities. That is how and why we have developed lists of multi-projects and encouraged you to vote for our partners. Up until now, this was a challenge to many of you for a number of reasons, time being the biggest factor. Bogged down with pages taking forever to load, it is no surprise that many voters turned  away.

We have solved that problem! In this blog are multi-project links that take you quickly and directly to one single page that allows you to vote for ten pre-selected projects, including Studio 33. In less than 1 minute you will be able to vote  for all the projects we are asking you to support. These projects are all noble causes that are helping us all by voting, so your vote in return is a gesture of gratitude. After all, they are voting for You! Of course, you may have other projects that you want to seek out and support, or maybe you want to help support some local NC projects, which to that end, I have already organized for you in our multi-string link! Studio 33 has basically made it very easy for all of you now to do your part. It’s time for Studio 33 to take the back seat and give you – the community of Haywood County, the helm.

The back seat for Studio 33 means being a jeweler. I have much work to catch up on as a result of the time I have personally spent designing this spectacular Studio Earth piece for you. Everyone likes our idea of helping many nonprofits and now  it is up to all of you to implement your own promotional plans to get people voting. That is the job that you are required to do as participants in this social enterprise.

You all have bases. You have a board, you have members and you have supporters. Some have more than others. Some of you have websites. You can put links on your website. Some of you have paid staff. They should all be voting too! Most all of you have some way in which you can promote this idea NOW, to motivate people to vote. Because of the stiff competition, Studio 33 is going to need thousands of collective votes from this community to get back into the lead, and this is what we are counting on and, hoping for. If you want us to help you raise money annually with a significant and sustainable source of revenue, than we need you to get everyone who supports you voting.

Here is How to Vote:

For First Time Participants:

Access the multi-project page using the hyperlink:  http://pep.si/aw3iIU

  1. Across the bottom of the webpage, bottom left, below Welcome, Click Join Refresh Everything (instead of sign in)
  2. Type in your name, email address and birth date
  3. Make up a password that you will remember and type in the security words displayed in the pictures (this proves you are not a robot)
  4. Skip boxes. Click “done”
  5. Continue to “Vote for this idea” Creatively Fund Community Needs Through The Arts
  6. Use your other 9 votes for the projects we’ve partnered with to strengthen our voting base.
  7. Or find some of your own if you are interested in searching through 1100 + to choose from.
  8. Blue Bar across the bottom of web page, bottom left, click Sign Out.
  9. Have someone else Sign Up.

If you are already Registered:

Access the multi-project page using the hyperlink:  http://pep.si/aw3iIU

  1. Across bottom of webpage, bottom left, below welcome, Click Sign In
  2. Type email address,  password and security words.
  3. Click on Sign In
  4. Continue to “Vote for this idea” Creatively Fund Community Needs Through The Arts
  5. Vote for our partners or your own favorites.
  6. Bottom left, click on Sign Out.
  7. Have someone else Sign In and vote again.

Thank you all so very much for your support.

If you want more information about our project, please browse through the pages of this blog as I am  sure you will glean a lot from what has already been written. Below is the long string link to the multi-project page in the event that the short link fails for whatever reason.

http://www.refresheverything.com/search/?q=Skip%2Bprogram+diannah%2Cbeauregard+Rett+blissful%2Cmind+creswell+SACA+studio33+skip%2Cprogram+rett+charlotte%2Cpeace+tacoma+scapini+SACA+Today%27s%2BNomad&ic=0&im=0

I am going to work now, it is the last minute, but I have promised a special piece for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Fundraiser on Thursday. Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – whose mission is to save healthy, adoptable animals in the Haywood County North Carolina Animal Control facility.

Yours in service, I remain,

Diannah Beauregard




Creatively Funding Community Needs

July 2, 2010

Day Two of the First Three in This Last Month

July will be the last month that Studio Thirty Three participates in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project for a $50K. We have started the month of really strong, and are in the top ten to receive this grant, which is very exciting! However, in order to stay there everyone in the community that this grant will support needs to do their  part of getting on line and voting every day.

Studio Thirty Three really needs community involvement. We have worked hard at achieving this goal. The design of the Studio Earth Initiative alone has incredible potential for the community and will be more quickly realized if this grant were behind it with additional resources. To recap how it works:

There will be 33 unique pieces of jewelry that pair with nonprofits, 33 different charities that serve different purposes from feeding hungry people to sheltering the homeless and helping stray animals. We’ve covered almost every level of need you can imagine. The project is divided into three phases, supporting local in phase one, regional and national in phase two, and international organizations in phase three, all of which are doing important work on our planet. The first phase is what this grant is about, and it supports 11 charities in western NC, the local piece. You can scroll and read older blogs to get a clear picture and a list of these charities. Or watch this short 4 minute slide show video. http://bit.ly/dco6AH

Studio Thirty Three has been slowly developing this plan for several years. Thirty percent of retail profits is a generous contribution to the nonprofits it supports. The  ultimate goal of a production center  in Haywood County embraces all of the craft mediums at the point of phase three where the plan becomes global. That projection is marked for 2012. In the natural order of things, phase one has to happen first. Phase one alone potentially raises a great deal of money, tens of thousands of dollars annually to be divided by the charities that Studio Thirty Three has partnered with in the Studio Earth Initiative. Additionally, it brings a substantial revenue stream into Haywood County. Everyone has a vested interest in this. It is a very doable WIN-WIN-WIN scenario!

If you are a nonprofit that is on board to receive funds sourced from the hard work of Studio 33’s  initiative “Studio Earth”, than I hope and trust you are participating in this grant  by really getting on board to promote the need for the on line votes that are necessary to secure our position to receive this grant. Studio Thirty Three has made it to the leader board by aligning with other great projects within the cyber walls of Pepsi, projects, that we hope you too are supporting. Voting only takes a few minutes once you are registered. It is not difficult. I personally have spent many countless hours on this project to get it this far, I am passionate about it still, and I am counting now on the votes we need from everyone in the community that has said “what a great idea”! Everyone who is in support of the nonprofits and this social enterprise business model that can offer great assistance in a challenging world, needs to be voting. That is what will secure our leader position and get this project funded.

Please vote now. Please vote every day. Your votes are how this will happen.

Studio 33 started July with position #2. We are currently position #8. We have to stay in the top ten! Studio 33 can easily be position #1 if everyone just did that one simple thing. VOTE.

How to vote:

  • Go to this link and login by clicking on the “vote for this idea” tab.
  • http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart
  • Enter your login or first register your profile with simple info like name and DOB so Pepsi knows you are 13 years or more.
  • Once logged in, click on the “vote for this idea” tab again.
  • Follow the  links listed below. These  projects have helped us get into the lead. Please use one of your remaining votes to vote for them also.
  • Skip Program
  • Research to Reality

Please follow our recommendations of using all ten votes and vote for the NC groups as well. Voting for these others is like voting again for Studio 33 because they are supporting us too! You can find those listed on our post of  “North Carolina vote local”.

Thank you all for listening to this very important, Last Call.

Diannah Beauregard

Studio33jewlery.com
http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart

NC Projects for Pepsi Grants – VOTE Local

June 15, 2010

I write this post with half of June gone now, but still alive is my desire to create a North Carolina coalition of projects all involved in the Pepsi Refresh Campaign to change America. The corporate giant, Pepsi, is giving away 20 million dollars this year to fund projects all across America, and 32 monthly awards (1.3 million dollars) will be given based on public on line votes.

In this post we are suggesting  a coalition that supports a  campaign of Voting Early, Voting Daily and Voting Local, for North Carolina projects that will serve to impact many different things in our state. This list includes:

Wouldn’t it be nice to get all of these projects funded, enriching our state of North Carolina with such a broad scope of great ideas?

Studio Thirty Three (Studio33) has been on board with Pepsi Refresh since May. Chosen out of thousands of applicants in April submissions, the Studio Earth initiative is designed to assist many charities with a sustainable form of revenue annually. This unique and creative social enterprise has come at a time when many nonprofits are cutting back on staffed positions because of budget cuts, so much so that a plan such as this is critically useful. Additionally it has a potential for expansion to include a global picture. This is a true social enterprise, developed creatively with a unique triple bottom line.

Thirty percent of retail profits will go directly to fund many organizations. This is a substantial contribution to community. What this means as sustainable income for the organizations on board to receive is significant. This is why the organizations  are all behind this and supporting it and why all of the people in the community need to be supporting this grant program. Daily votes are needed until the goal is realized. We are so close at 27! So if you haven’t started voting yet, do it now.  The links to the projects listed are active and will take you directly to the Pepsi site to vote.

Some of the organizations that we are currently supporting or planning to support this year with each new piece include:

  • Haywood Animal Welfare Association (HAWA)
  • Haywood Community College Foundation:  The Bridge Scholarship Program
  • Haywood County Arts Council
  • Haywood Habitat for Humanity
  • Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Manna Food Bank  (serving Haywood County and the Open Door Community Kitchen)
  • National Association on Mental Illness  (NAMI)
  • Neighbor to Family
  • North Carolina Creative AutisticLIving and Learning, Inc. (NCCALL)
  • REACH of Haywood County

There are more to be announced that will include Aid to Veterans and Military Families, critical prenatal and neonatal care, early childhood education and many more as the project develops. Your vote for Studio 33 to receive this award from Pepsi is a vote for every organization we have named including those yet to come aboard.

Thank you for your interest and continued support. We welcome any questions and are open to having dialogue with anyone wanting to learn more – and better yet, anyone who wants to volunteer some time to help in our endeavors!

You can also find Studio 33 on Facebook. as well as a complete list of the many projects that we have teamed with and have shared support with. Please choose to use your votes on any of your favorites. After all, Pepsi is giving you ten votes!

Sincerely and in Service,

Diannah Beauregard, founder / designer ~ jeweler

Studio Thirty Three and the Studio Earth Initiative