Today is a day 5 years in the making; today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Buzzing for Change @ GW and the event promises not to disappoint. In those five years we have influenced hundreds of students, gotten our message out to thousands more and become a household name. GW has even listed us as one of their top student activities. Five years is a sign of permanence - its a sign of a well established program that has been woven into the fabric of campus life.
In 26 hours The Buzzing for Change Foundation will have completed its first non GW event; Buzzing for Change at Rutgers. With the GW event we know what to expect and what is successful and what is not, but with expansion going on to campuses that no board member has gone to or worked with we do not know what to anticipate.
Two months from today applications for new programs for the 08-09 school year are due. In the next sixty days Buzzing for Change will hold 3 programs, run our first ever annual campaign for The Foundation and recruit applications for new programs. We can not do this alone - we need your help. Whether you participate in an event, donate to a program or The Foundation, apply to run a B4C program at your school or just join our Facebook group - any little thing you do to help will be appreciated.
I don't know about you, but when March arrives I start to get optimistic - spring is almost here. With spring comes a lot of great things including longer days, ice cream trucks (as heard on the way home from work today), warmer weather and Buzzing for Change events! This spring we will be holding events at our flagship school, GW, and hold inaugural events at Drexel and Rutgers (Virginia Tech will hold their first event in the fall). We hope to see you at one of them, but if you can't make it please check out the other ways you can support us.
Happy (almost) spring!
This week marks the one year anniversary since the Buzzing for Change Foundation came into existence. Getting things up and running this year has been a lot of work, but well worth it. It has been a busy year with many accomplishments: we launched programs at 3 new campuses, launched this new website, formed a board and created a manual for how to run the program, just to name a few. As we move into our second year we will launch our first fundraising campaign, see how the B4C program works at other campuses, grow our program and grow our team.