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10 Ways to Help Promote Abort73
Abort73 connects you to the truth about abortion; you connect the world to Abort73.
There are all sorts of ways for groups and individuals to help Abort73 expand our reach. The lists below are a good place to start, and don't forget to join the Abort73 email list for the latest news and involvement opportunities (sign-up in the blue box that can be found in the upper right corner of most Abort73 pages).
1. WEAR A SHIRT
Be a walking billboard for education and justice by introducing everyone in your path to Abort73.com. Unlike many pro-life T-shirts, Abort73 shirts substitute generic slogans for something far more useful: an introduction to Abort73.com. We’ve got hoodies, pants, bracelets, buttons, bags, coffee tumblers and water bottles too!
2. LEAVE A PEN
Abort73 pens, flyers, promo cards and frisbees are low-cost, high-impact items that can be handed out or strategically left behind in public places. Individually or as a group, the distribution possibilities are endless.
3. DRIVE A STICKER
Like an Abort73 shirt for your car – these stickers don't try and deliver the message themselves (something they're ill-equipped to do). Instead, they point people to a place where they actually can be educated about abortion: Abort73.com. They also work great on notebooks, laptops and guitar cases.
4. DISPLAY A SIGN
In your yard, on your wall or in front of your local abortion clinic, Abort73’s lightweight, weatherproof signs work in multiple settings. Be a witness against abortion while introducing all sorts of new people to Abort73.com.
5. SHARE THE WEALTH
Your tax-free donation keeps Abort73 going and growing. You can support Abort73 through Amazon and eBay as well. Use the Abort73 associate link for your Amazon purchases and we get 4-8% of your total spend. Designate Abort73 as the eBay "Giving Works" charity of your choice and you can donate 10%-100% of the proceeds for anything you sell on Ebay.
Donate online at Abort73.com/donate | To donate by mail, send checks to: LMI, PO Box 9291, Moscow, ID, 83843.
6. ADD A FRIEND
Abort73 is on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Causes. By becoming our fan, friend or follower, you’ll be promoting Abort73 amongst all your online friends. Embed our free graphics or videos for even more impact. Also look for the Twitter, Facebook and Google+ buttons near the top of all Abort73 content pages (right under the page title). With a click of the button, you can share that page with everyone in your social network.
7. POST A LINK
Linking to Abort73.com not only pushes your visitors our way, it also increases our overall web popularity (which helps us on the search engine front). Even if you don’t have your own website, there are many sites that accept user-generated links. We point to the most popular ones at the bottom of each of our content pages. Look for the “Share this Page” links.
8. SEND AN EMAIL
Add an Abort73 link to your email “signature,” and every time you send message, you’ll be introducing the recipient to Abort73. Here are a few
History will Know the Truth
You Can Know it Today
LOVE LETS LIVE!
Would it Bother Us More if They Used Guns?
Slogans Prove Nothing!
9. MAKE A PITCH
At school or church, help give your peers a better grasp of abortion. There are many ways to incorporate Abort73 into group presentations – including an array of short videos that are perfect for introducing people to Abort73.com while giving them a better grasp of abortion. Download them for free from our website.
10. SAY A PRAYER
At the end of the day, our only hope is that God would be pleased to use small people to do great things. Pray for our wisdom and growth. This blog post offers general prayer suggestions. For weekly requests, join our email list (use the sign-up form in the upper right corner of this page) and select "Abort73 Prayer Requests" when your confirm your subscription.
10 Ways to Promote Abort73 in Your Social Network
1. PUBLISH OUR PAGES (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
Look for the Tweet, Like and +1 buttons on each of the Abort73 content pages (just below the title). Use them to automatically generate a page post to your Twitter, Facebook or Google+ account while increasing our overall page popularity.
2. MAKE ABORT73 YOUR FEATURED CAUSE (Causes)
Causes is a Facebook application that bills itself as the "world's largest platform for activism and philanthropy." It exists to help individuals take action on behalf of specific issues or organizations. Once you join the Abort73 Cause, select it as your featured Cause.
3. ADD AN ABORT73 GRAPHIC TO YOUR PAGE FEED (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
First, grab a free Abort73 graphic from the website. Click on the design of your choice to see the size options (the "500px Banner" is a good choice for image posts). Download the image to your computer and then go to the social network of your choice. On Facebook, select the Share:Photo>Upload a Photo link. Choose the downloaded Abort73 image file, add a caption (something like: http://www.abort73.com), and click "Share." The process is almost the same on Google+. Click the camera icon in your "Stream" field. Select "Add photos" to select the image file (choose "Edit photos" to add a caption), and click "Share." For Twitter, click in the "What's happening?" text field to reveal the camera icon. Click it to add the image file. Add a caption in the text field and click "Tweet." The Abort73 image and URL will be added to the feeds of all your friends and followers. Another option on Facebook is to use an Abort73 "Facebook Profile Banner" to span the 5-image picture space atop your Facebook profile. Select the Abort73 web graphic of your choice for more details.
4. PLUG ABORT73 IN YOUR STATUS UPDATES (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
Don't have time to download an Abort73 web graphic and upload it via Facebook, Twitter or Google+? How about a teaser text and link? 140 characters is more than enough room to make a plug for Abort73. Take your favorite Abort73 T-shirt and convert it to a status update. Something like: LOVE LETS LIVE: http://abort73.com.
5. WEAR AN ABORT73 SHIRT IN YOUR PROFILE PIC (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+)
Wear an Abort73 shirt in the main profile picture for any of your social networking sites, and give your Abort73 shirt an even bigger audience!
6. ADD ABORT73 SHIRT PHOTOS TO THE FAN GALLERY (Facebook)
Go to Abort73's Facebook page and use the Share: Photo link to upload photos of you in your Abort73 shirt(s) to our Fan Gallery. Doing so will also add a story and link to your news feed, which will help introduce more of your friends to Abort73.
7. SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK (Facebook)
All of Abort73's content pages have a "Facebook Comments" section at page bottom. When you add your comments to the page, they'll also be published to your Facebook feed – introducing new friends to Abort73 while letting them know what you think.
8. SUGGEST ABORT73 TO YOUR FRIENDS (Facebook, Causes)
Look for the "Invite Friends" button on the Abort73 Causes page. Use it to select which of your Facebook friends you'd like to send an invitation to. On Facebook, click the "Share" link on the left side of the Abort73 Facebook page. From there you can choose wheather to post the Abort73 ministry intro to your own wall, to a friend's wall, to a group wall, to the wall of a page you admin, or as a private message. You also have the option to add your own comments.
9. ADD ABORT73 TO YOUR "INTERESTS" (Facebook)
Choose the "Edit Profile" link from your Facebook page. From there, select "Activities and Interests" from the left-hand column. Start typing "Abort73" into the Interests field. Select the Abort73 page icon when it appears and click "Save Changes." Even if you've already "liked" the Abort73 Facebook page, this will give the page much more prominent exposure on your Facebook profile.
10. RE-POST ABORT73 BULLETINS AND UPDATES (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
Abort73 posts daily updates on Facebook and Twitter. Since there's a good chance you have social network connections that we don't, reposting the Abort73 updates and bulletins is another great way to introduce us.
10 Ways to Promote Abort73 in Your Church
1. Add a link to your church webpage
If you have a Resources or Recommended Ministries page on your church website, that's a perfect places to add a link to Abort73.com. If your church website doesn't have a section like that, consider adding one! Such links will not only introduce your web visitors to Abort73, they'll also help improve Abort73's overall search rankings.
2. Like Abort73 on your church Facebook page
If your church maintains a Facebook page, add Abort73 to your list of "likes." To do so, have one of your Facebook admins visit Facebook.com/abort73 and select the "Add to My Page's Favorites" link. You'll find it in a drop-down menu next to the "Message" button. This is another way to introduce your online followers to Abort73 and also makes it easy to "share" pertinent Abort73 stories or announcements with your Facebook network.
3. Blog About Abort73
If your church website has a blog, that would be a great forum to share and explain your support of Abort73. Also consider adding the Abort73 Blog to your church blogroll.
4. Keep a stack of Abort73 brochures on your info table
Abort73's gate-folded, 8-panel brochures are a great way to introduce people to Abort73. Order some online and keep them at your info table or welcome center.
5. Wear Abort73 Shirts
Even if your pastors don't preach in T-shirts, there are still plenty of other opportunities to wear Abort73 shirts at other church events. And most college and high school pastors do teach their midweek studies in T-shirts. Wearing Abort73 is a way to publicly stand against abortion while encouraging your students and congregation to do the same.
6. Give monthly financial support
If your church isn't already funding efforts to expose the dark work of abortion, consider supporting Abort73 on a monthly basis.
Donate online at Abort73.com/donate | To donate by mail, send checks to: LMI, PO Box 9291, Moscow, ID, 83843.
7. Distribute Abort73 Promo Cards and/or Pens to your students
A great way to introduce your high school and college students to Abort73 is by handing out Abort73 promo cards or pens. The promo cards are a creative, low-cost way to put the Abort73 URL in their hands, and the pens provide the same thing with a bit more long-term utility.
8. Put up an Abort73 poster in your youth room
One simple way to help maintain a sustained focus on the injustice of abortion is to put an Abort73 poster in your student ministry offices or meeting rooms.
9. Preach on abortion each year and reference Abort73
As John Piper says, "The law of our land is immoral and unjust. That should be declared from tens of thousands of pulpits…" If you're not already doing so, preach against abortion at least once a year and point your people to Abort73 as a helpful tool for education and activation. Also consider making an Abort73 video part of your message.
10. Add Abort73 flyers or promo cards to your bulletins on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Abort73 promo cards and flyers are great, low-cost additions to church bulletins. If you don't do bulletins, hand them out at the door or place them on the seats ahead of service. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday comes every January, and whether you're preaching on abortion that Sunday or not, consider marking the day with Abort73 inserts.
10 Ways to Promote Abort73 as a Band or Musician
1. ADD AN ABORT73 GRAPHIC TO YOUR BAND WEBSITE
We have a large and growing assortment to choose from. Add one to your main site; add one to your Facebook or MySpace Page.
Click here to grab an Abort73 web graphic
2. MAKE ABORT73 ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES
3. MENTION AND RECOMMEND ABORT73 IN A BLOG OR MAILING
If you maintain an online mailing list (or a physical mailing list), how about mentioning Abort73 in one of your fan communications?
4. PLUG ABORT73 FROM ON STAGE
At some point in your set, say something like, "Did you guys know that abortion kills more than 3,000 innocent human beings every day in this country (assuming you're playing in America)? I'd really encourage you to check out a website called Abort73.com. It will tell you everything you need to know about this modern day tragedy and will give you all sorts of ways to get involved..."
5. WEAR AN ABORT73 SHIRT DURING A SHOW, PUBLICITY EVENT, OR PHOTO SHOOT.
6. WRITE AN ENDORSEMENT
Give personal testimony as to why you feel the abortion issue is such an important one, while publicly endorsing the work of Abort73.
Click here to write an endorsement
7. ADD ABORT73 TO YOUR MERCH TABLE
8. PUT ABORT73 IN YOUR ALBUM'S LINER NOTES
Next time you're putting a new album together, how about mentioning Abort73.com somewhere in your liner notes? We'd be happy to provide you with a logo if you want to make even more of an impression.
9. DONATE A PORTION OF YOUR PROCEEDS
Set aside a certain percentage of the proceeds from a particular album or tour, and donate them to Abort73. While it's relatively easy to raise money for more press-friendly, social-justice issues like AIDS or poverty relief, abortion continues to destroy thousands of children a day in America and more than 100,000 a day around the globe. Though the world is unlikely to applaud your opposition to abortion, Francis Schaeffer once remarked that if Christians will not stand up and say of baby-killing, "This is wrong!", then the world has the right to ask if Christ is even real. Click here to review our operating budget, and get a better idea of what we need and how we spend.
10. DO A BENEFIT SHOW
Along the same lines as the last suggestion, how about setting aside an entire show to raise money for Abort73? Aborting babies is lucrative work, but saving them can be quite costly...
To donate by mail, send checks to: LMI, PO Box 9291, Moscow, ID, 83843
NEXT PAGE: Non-Abort73 Involvement Opportunities
- Attn: Student Pastors: Make Abort73 part of your ministry.
- The Abort73 Campus Blitz: One week to change the way your college or university thinks about abortion.
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