Fundraisers

NCS Ongoing Fundraisers

Did you know that chorus members’ dues and concert revenues account for less than half of NCS’s operating budget in any given year? In order for us to “balance the books” the chorus depends on individual and corporate sponsorships, as well as concert program ad sales.

In addition, the chorus has established some “ongoing fundraisers” that provide the chorus with a percentage donated to NCS for everyday purchases (such as online shopping or eating out at local restaurants) that you might make anyway. Your participation in these programs, of course, is entirely voluntary, but very much appreciated by NCS.   And if you are not the “online shopper” in your family, please share these programs with whoever does the shopping. Your friends and extended family, regardless of where they might live, can also participate in these programs and designate NCS as the benefitting non-profit organization.

 

Limited Time Opportunity-Deadline Fall 2017

skylark

Skylark Season Tickets

Skylark, singing group where George Case performs, is offering us season tickets for $100.00 (four North Shore concerts) and will rebate $50.00 to the Newburyport Choral Society. An on-line form naming the Newburyport Choral Society with the North Shore performances is available here. Anyone using this form will be donating to the choral society. Family and friends welcome. You can also use this link to go directly to the Skylark website for a Newburyport Choral Society specific form.

On-going fundraising programs

Here are descriptions of our ongoing fundraising programs, and instructions on how to start using them:

Op4G (Opinion for Good)

Opinions for Good – Market Research Surveys

Op4G (Opinions for Good) is a private member-based market research company in New Hampshire. They partner with nonprofit organizations to create a very select and specific database. Op4G makes it possible for people to earn money for themselves and their favorite non-profits by participating in internet-based market research. All surveys are anonymous and are accessed via a safe and secure website. Your identity is never known and will never be sold. You choose which surveys you would like to complete.

Benefits:

  • Op4G members will be paid for participating in market research.
  • Just by signing up, new Op4G Members give NCS the opportunity to earn additional funding.
  • If Op4G has met their selection criteria and you do not get to complete a particular survey, you will still be entered into a monthly drawing of $500 to potentially benefit NCS.

How to get started:

  • Visit op4g. for newburyport choral
  • Click on the Op4G link.
  • Make sure you see Newburyport Choral Society at the top of the registration page.
  • Complete the short demographic questionnaire (your information will always be kept private and secure by Op4G). You will receive a confirmation link and all communication will be via email and internet.
  • Complete a survey or participate in a focus group and both you and NCS will be reimbursed.

 

amazon

Shopping on Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a program that provides funding to non-profit organizations based on purchases made at Amazon. 0.5% of purchases will be donated to Newburyport Choral Society.

How to get started:

  • Visit Amazon Smile
  • You will be asked if you have an existing Amazon account. If not, you will want to create one.
  • When prompted, select or enter Newburyport Choral Society as your charity.
  • When you shop, be sure that Amazon Smile is at the upper left corner of the web page and “Newburyport Choral Society” is displayed.
  • Optional: You may receive a follow-up button asking if you want to add an Amazon Smile button for easy access to the site from your browser.

 

Shopping and Dining Out with eScrip

eScrip is an organization that provides funding to non-profits for a variety of shopping and dining activities.

Benefits:

  • Online shopping at major department stores and over 800 other retailers/brand names (2% to 7% will be donated to NCS depending on the retailer)
  • 1.2% of all Amazon purchases will be donated to NCS.
  • Up to 5% of your tab at participating restaurants will be donated to NCS.

How to get started:

  • Go to www.eScrip.com and click on “New? Sign up!” in upper right-hand corner of screen
  • Complete registration and enter Newburyport Choral Society as your designated non-profit.
  • Register your credit cards under both the “restaurant” and “online shopping” sections.
  • November Bonus: Sign up for the free eScrip mobile app called “Benefit” on your iPhone or Android devices; to see a video on how the app works, visit https://vimeo.com/187890613   For every 10 people that sign up for the mobile app and make a purchase from the app by November 30th, NCS will get $100.   Purchases made through the “Benefit” app earn 3% to 10% of the purchase price to NCS!  Once you are in the app, just select NCS as your “beneficiary.” 
  • Install the “Forget me not” app on your PC or laptop.
  • Please share these programs with the “shoppers” in your family, and your friends and colleagues.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

 Newburyport VIP Card

Receive a free Newburyport VIP Card to trial for the remainder of 2017.  The card gives you discounts at 180+ Greater Newburyport restaurants and retailers EVERY TIME you visit participating businesses.

As part of NCS’s fund-raising activities, we continue to partner with Newburyport VIP card, an internet company whose program supports local businesses while adding revenue to our bottom line.  We need everyone’s help to make this win-win process another success.

Let Laura Bentley explain the options and pick up your card between 6:30-7:15 prior to practice on October 2nd or  9th.  If you have an Apple or Android device please use this link for application download instructions. If you don’t have a smart phone we will have a printable discounts list available.

 

 

For the link

Download instructions and tips:   Newburyport VIP card

  • Just type the word “Newburyport” in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and Install/Download the Newburyport App
  • There is no cost to download the App.
  • But,you will need to know your Apple ID or Google Play ID in order to download the App.
  • The login is always your email address. If you don’t know your password it can be reset. Below is an Apple/iPhone Link and a Google/Android link to reset your password.
  • Apple/iPhone users use this link to reset password – https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin
  • Google/Android users use this link to reset password –  https://help.swiftic.com/hc/en-us/articles/203216921-Forgot-Google-Play-Username-or-Password
  • If you need help bring your phone and we will see you before practice on the 2nd or 9th.