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Growing the GRP with our GRP T-shirts

Proposal Name/Sponsors

  • short title: GRP T-Shirts
  • Shirley Kressel, Mike Heichman
  • floor manager: Shirley Kressel, shirleykressel@comcast.net
  • for consideration by Adcom, Fundraising Committee, ComCom, Membership & Diversity Comm, Local Chapters  & Treasurer

Proposal Preamble

Background:

We want to grow our party. We want our party to become more visible and respected for our work. We often go to events where organizations, who have members with T-Shirts, stand out in the crowd; even a small number indicate the presences of a larger organization. We need our own GRP T-Shirt.

Financial impact: 
  1. The Party will spend no more than $1,000 for our first order.
  2. The goal will be for the party to raise at least $500 for the t-shirts.
  3. We will ask our members, and invite supporters, to purchase the t-shirts at cost, and encourage those who can to make an additional contribution for our low-income active members who desire to have a t-shirt.
  4. Low income members who are active members of the State Party and/or local chapters will be asked to make a contribution for the t-shirts. However, no active member will be excluded from having a t-shirt because of income.
Implementation
  1. Through our e-mail lists, we will recruit a special task force which will design a GRP T-Shirt and find a company or a group of creative people that will make our product
  2. This committee will make a recommendation to Adcom, who will approve the design and company.
  3. We will use our party's network (ComCom, Membership and Diversity Comm, Local Chapters, etc.) and encourage our members and general public to purchase and wear our t-shirts.
  4. Six months after the selling of the first t-shirt, we will seek feedback about the successes and failures of this investment.

Proposal Language

The GRP will create our own t-shirts and encourage our members and supporters to purchase and wear them.

END OF PROPOSAL

Official response from considering

Note added [NF]: The Green Party of the U.S. has recently started offering a T-shirt for sale through Wired For Change.  A sample is shown here. https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/175/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=4&t=&store_item_KEY=821

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commented 2012-04-12 13:22:39 -0400 · Flag
More details regarding having Artists for Humanity produce the T-shirts: The $5 price is for short sleeves and one color art screening on back and front. Price could change depending on the size.

Given the logo’s spectrum of rainbow colors, I don’t think the GRP logo needs to be on the T-shirt — especially if there is a feeling that the logo should be re-designed. The original design process, which involved consideration of multiple designs that were submitted as part of a competition, didn’t happen fast enough to get T-shirts done in a timely manner.

The T-shirts themselves should be used to raise funds. In fact, I don’t know why we aren’t charging for the buttons.
followed this page 2012-04-12 13:10:47 -0400
commented 2012-04-08 17:24:26 -0400 · Flag
At the Adcom meeting on 4/07, Merelice reported that Mel can get the t-shirts produced by Artists for Humanity for $5/each.
commented 2012-04-08 16:25:46 -0400 · Flag
This might also be an opportunity to update the party logo, if any graphic designers have good ideas.
commented 2012-04-08 12:12:45 -0400 · Flag
I think we also need to have a GRP button other than the “Join the Party” button. It’s just inappropriate in many circumstances to wear the “Join the Party” button since it is in bad taste to be self-promotional at many events. Maybe similar graphics could serve for the T-shirt and the new button.
commented 2012-04-07 12:10:27 -0400 · Flag
we need to have a plan to raise money through sales and donations that covers the full cost of the shirts, rather than half the cost.
Green-Rainbow Party posted about Growing the GRP with our GRP T-shirts on Green-Rainbow Party's Facebook page 2012-04-07 11:51:02 -0400
2012 Spring State Committee Meeting Proposal: Growing the GRP through our own GRP T-shirts
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published this page in 2012 Spring Meeting Proposals 2012-04-07 11:43:00 -0400