EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: Calling All Participants for the EFA Birthday Bash Extravaganza

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Calling All Participants for the EFA Birthday Bash Extravaganza

ENTER THE RAFFLE NOW for some exciting prizes!!!
Deadline: August 8, 2008 E.S.T.
How? Convo elephantdance or tackyhandmade with your email address and let them know that you will be participating in the birthday bash Extravaganza by August 8 and you will be entered to win some great prizes made by your fellow EFA members. If you've already indicated that you'll participate and/or volunteer, you have already been entered in the raffle! Don’t be late, because the prizes are very, very nice! Prizes will be posted soon.
  • How many raffle tickets do I get? You get one ticket for signing up to participate. You can get a bonus ticket if you offer to help us with this great promotion. We need lots of volunteers to make this promotion a success!
  • What’s this birthday bash? Hello EFA, are you ready for the largest promotion ever offered through our team? Our First Birthday Party!! Celebrate the EFA team store’s first birthday by accepting an EFA coupon from September 15-30. When the coupon is redeemed you provide a 20% (or more) discount to your customer.

    So, you don’t have to jump thru hoops, or walk on lit candles…no, we wouldn’t do that to you…it’s very easy…..just provide a 20% (or more) discount to your customers who redeem the EFA coupon.

    We are looking for at least 50% participation, and who knows it can me much larger!! All EFAer’s coming together for our first annual celebration of the EFA Team Store! How cool is that!

    Imagine, our customers being able to use coupons in 250 or more shops and receive huge discounts off their products. The benefits are very obvious: the EFA shop will generate more business and so will we, the members! The best benefit of all is that the animals will truly benefit from more donations. The busier we are, the more we can help benefit the animal charities.

    It’s a win – win situation for all!
  • How will the coupon work? The coupon will be good for at least 20% off the entire purchase at any participating EFA member store. Only one coupon per store per customer but the coupon may be used by the same customer in as many stores as the customer desires. The coupon does not applying to shipping charges.

    If you do not want some of your items on sale during the coupon redemption period (Sept 15 - 30), you may de-list those items during that time. However, all items listed in the shop must be eligible for the coupon.

    The coupon will be posted on the EFA Blog so that customers may download the coupon. In addition, each participating EFA member will be assigned a coupon code (for tracking purposes). This code will be included on all coupons the particular store distributes. So, provide your customers, friends, and families with your coupons!

    Although each store will be assigned a coupon code, that particular coupon code may be redeemed at any participating EFA member store.

    The EFA store will also be handing out EFA coupons as well!

    The coupon will instruct the customer to include the coupon code in Note to Seller. The customer then has the option of paying and being refunded the 20% or may wait for a revised invoice.
  • How is the birthday party being promoted?

    Prizes: There will also be exciting prizes for those customers who use the coupons (no purchase necessary) and great prizes to the shops that generate the most redeemed coupons…fun…fun…fun…!!

    EFA Team Store: In less than a year, the EFA Team store has sold over 499 and has received over 1200 hearts! Because the EFA Team Store will be handing out and participating in the Birthday Party Celebration, you'll be exposed to many many animal loving EFA team store customers!

    EFA September Monthly Challenge: The monthly theme will correspond to the birthday party bash and prizes will be awarded!

    EFA Blog: The EFA blog will be the headquarters of this birthday party bash.

    Treasuries: Treasuries of participating EFA members will be created to promote this celebration.

    Advertising: EFA will be advertising this Promotion inside and outside of Etsy, which could bring in more new customers to our shops, to EFA and to find out what we are doing to benefit the animals through our TEAM.
  • How can I help?
    These are just ideas on what we need help on but please don't be shy. Have an idea for the promotion? Can you help? Let us know by convoing Tackyhandmade or Elephantdance.

    Recruiting: We need lots of participation to make this a success. Help us with recruiting!

    Etsy Team Cross-Promotion: If you are a member of another Etsy Team let us know. We need you to cross-promote our birthday bash!

    Team Grant: Help us write a team grant proposal to help fund this extravaganza!

    : Are you the lucky few who can nab those treasuries? Then help us by setting up and promoting treasuries.

    Storque Pitches: Do you want to get noticed in the Storque? Help us with Storque Pitches.

    Press Releases: We need press releases in local newspapers, online blogs, online newsletters and more. You can either write the press release and/or help us find places to get us in.

    Advertising: Do you have advertising ideas? Let us know.

    Blog: Do you have a blog and willing to blog about the birthday bash?

    Happy First Birthday EFA, we have so much to be excited about…don’t be left behind…convo Elephantdance or Tackyhandmade NOW!

The Birthday Bash Extravaganza is co-managed by ElephantDance, TackyHandmade, and TheFrogBag.


  1. Wow! What accomplishments in just one year - all the sales, all the hearts, but most importantly all the organizations and animals that have been helped because of the etsyforanimals store. I will proudly participate in the 20% discount to help celebrate ... come on everyone, step up to the plate and join us for a piece of birthday cake!!

  2. This ought to be awesome!




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