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#GivingTuesday – Get Your Give On Today!

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Today is #GivingTuesday – a day for everyone, everywhere, to GIVE! Find out how you can be part of the movement at www.givingtuesday.org.

Here are just a few of the ways you can celebrate this day of giving online:

  • Email throughout the day with any great giving stories, updates, images and/or video links – anything that highlights the amazing ways that people are giving back this #GivingTuesday!
  • Update your Facebook Profile with the #GivingTuesday Facebook frame to show that you participated in giving today. (Click here to access the image and add it to your profile or your organization’s page (just hover over the pic and click “use frame”).
  • Take an #UNselfie, or the selfless selfie, as a powerful way to show how you are giving and why giving is important to you. Post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter and share with friends! Always use the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday.

And if you wish to participate in #GivingTuesday by supporting One World Stage & Screen, there are several options available.

Donate Via PayPal Giving Fund – will pass along 101% of all donations to OWSS through 12/31.

Run A Facebook Fundraiser – set up your own Facebook fundraiser for OWSS, and share it around with your friends.  $1000 from every fundraiser run will be matched.  More details here.

Enter #MyGivingStory Contest – and get a chance to win $10,000 for OWSS.  More info about the contest and how to enter here.

Make An Employee Matching Gift – use DoubleTheDonation through 12/13 and match 100% of your donation with your corporation.  Click here to find details.

Happy #GivingTuesday!

Give Back On 11/29!

Tomorrow Is…

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You’ve participated in Black Friday and Cyber Monday – now it’s time to give back for #GivingTuesday!  Join this growing movement on 11/29!

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This #GivingTuesday, help make quality training accessible to the new generation of professional actors from underserved communities.

You can help to level the playing field and create opportunities for talented youth – we’re raising much needed funds for our training programs for next year.

Will you help us reach our goal?

Facebook is waiving all fees, so 100% of the money goes to OWSS – just click the DONATE button on our FB Page – facebook.com/owssnet.  Or if you’re not a Facebook type of person, you can donate online or via mail – info on our website at owss.net/donate.

Find out more by visiting our website at owss.net.

 

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#GivingTuesday Contest – Up To $10,000 For OWSS!

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This November, the #GivingTuesday movement is running #MyGivingStory, a national campaign that invites people to share stories with their friends and family of why they give. They are asking individuals across the country to share their personal reasons for giving, and then share those stories with their communities.

As a supporter of One World Stage & Screen, we’d be honored if you would take this opportunity to reflect upon your commitment to our work. If your essay is selected, we could be one of the recipients to receive a grant.

How to Enter #MyGivingStory

  • The call for submissions will open on November 17th, 2016 at 10am.
  • On the #MyGivingStory tab of #GivingTuesday’s Facebook Page, (http://bit.ly/2fM4SJp) post a short essay (150 word minimum) responding to the question, “What inspires you to give?”
  • Share your giving story!
  • The essays need to be specific to our organization and link to our site: owss.net. Submissions will be open until December 31st, 2016 at 5pm ET.
  • Share and promote your submission on social media with #MyGivingStory and #GivingTuesday.

The top 20 essays “liked” by Facebook readers will be sent to a distinguished panel of judges. These judges will pick six winners and honorable mentions for best use of original video and best Spanish language story. The winners’ associated nonprofit organizations will receive grants for $2,500-10,000. Winners will be announced on in mid-January, 2017.

We hope you plan to join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday this year in whatever way you wish.  Thank you for your support of OWSS. We are really excited about #MyGivingStory and #GivingTuesday, and hope you will participate in all our year-end activities!

#GivingTuesday: Up To $1000 In Matching With Your Help!

We have some exciting news! We just learned that in honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute up to $1 million to Facebook fundraisers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $500,000 in matching funds, up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, and Facebook will waive up to $500,000 of fees on all donations.

How can you help?

As a supporter of One World Stage & Screen, we’d be honored if you would take this opportunity to reflect upon your commitment to our work by creating a Facebook fundraiser. Your fundraiser could help fund up to $1,000 toward our cause. Creating a fundraiser is easy.

Here’s how to create a fundraiser:

• Go to https://www.facebook.com/ owssnet/fundraisers/

• Click “Create Fundraiser”

• Select from one of three cover photos (or create your own)

• Add a title, tell your story, add an end date and a goal

• Be sure to include #GivingTuesday in your description, then click Create

• From there you can invite friends, share on your News Feed or send a message

• For inspiration, check out current fundraisers on our page at: https://www.facebook.com/owssnet/fundraisers/

How we’re supporting #GivingTuesday

Here’s a little more on what we’re doing this #GivingTuesday and how you can help in other ways.

We’ve also added a simple “DONATE” button to our main Facebook Page – making it easier for anyone who stops by to donate on the fly.  Also, if you’re looking for a way to donate your time rather than via your wallet – give us a shout at info@owss.net – we’re looking for volunteers who are eager to help us in our mission to provide high quality training and mentorship to professional-grade, young actors who lack the financial resources.  We work with underserved youth and young adults who have the acting talent to beat the odds, but lack the means to get the professional training they need.

Thank you for your support of OWSS. We are really excited about #GivingTuesday, and hope you will participate in all our year-end activities!

 

Thank You To All Who Made Our 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser A Smashing Success!

We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who made our 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser such a great event.  We had a fantastic time and we raised some serious cash to run programs next year for underserved youth actors!

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We especially want to say thank you to our two stars from “Days of our Lives” – Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols – who worked tirelessly and gave not only of their time, but their tremendous talent, to bring us such a special performance, in the staged reading of “Annapurna”.  They both put in countless hours of rehearsal, and really poured their hearts into both roles.  We at One World Stage & Screen cannot possibly express how proud we are to have them representing our organization – and how much we appreciate EVERYTHING they both have done for us in this past year.  The successful funding of our organization is largely due to their efforts.

We also wanted to thank our amazing volunteers, for all of their hard work.  We heard a lot of praise from guests at the event, on how wonderful our people were.  We feel very blessed to have such great supporters around us.

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Thanks to to all of the event sponsors of the evening – who helped make this party such a smashingly good time!  The dessert and cocktail reception was a hit!

And lastly, this event would not have been so great without the backing of all those who were able to join us for the Gala!  We are truly appreciative of all of your generosity and the outpouring of support you showed our charity – and all of the kind words so many of you had to say to us at the after-party.  We want each of you to know how much each of your contributions will make – in changing the lives of these young performers.

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One quick aside – we mentioned t-shirts at the event, and several of you have purchased them already.  We just wanted to let you know that they are only going to be on sale for 2 more days… so if you want to get yours to commemorate the benefit and the staged reading of “Annapurna”, be sure to purchase by this Sunday, 11/20.  Just go to https://teespring.com/2016owssgala to select your size and color.

From all of us at One World Stage & Screen – THANK YOU!!

 

OWSS Gala Fundraiser – At Home Raffle Item

As you know, our 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser is tomorrow evening at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood.

But we know we have a lot of friends and supporters out there, who weren’t able to attend the event tomorrow night.  And we wanted a way for them to be able to participate in the fun.

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So, we have one raffle item that the sponsor generously donated two of – one that we could raffle on site, and one that we could host online.  It’s a package from Skin Deep Laser Medspa, and we’re throwing in a signed photo and a signed poster of the event as well.  You can order as many raffle tickets as you like using the form below – single tickets are $2/each, or a pack of 6 tickets is only $10.  Orders for these raffle tickets must be placed by 9PM PST (we’ve extended it because of the selling issues) – the drawing will be done during the event in Hollywood tomorrow night.  We will ship the package to the winner.

The raffle was cancelled and not conducted.  We have learned that it is illegal in CA to run a raffle online.  We apologize for any confusion this caused.

Our Gala Fundraiser Is This Weekend – Hope You Can Join Us!

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Stephen Nichols, Mandy Denaux, and Mary Beth Evans – hard at work on the script during tech rehearsal on Wednesday night.

Our 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser is really shaping up to be a fun one!  We hope all of you can join us on Sunday evening at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood!

One of the things that we think will make the evening so special is thanks to our fantastic list of sponsors for our dessert and cocktail reception, which follows the performance by ‘Days of our Lives’ stars Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols.  Whether it’s fantastic desserts from the Cheesecake Factory, “Patch” donuts from Krispy Kreme, ice cream from Salt & Straw, tequila cocktails from Dulce Vida, Irish whiskey from Tullamore Dew, a wine tasting from Lucky Dogg, beer from Kona Brewing Co., or Starbucks to keep you awake – we’ve got you covered.  There will be additional treats as well – including Mary Beth Evan’s very own special chocolate chip cookies (trust me – these are to KILL for!).

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General Admission seats are still available – tickets (which include the performance and the reception) are only $75.  Just go to owss.net/2016gala to purchase online.

Event Details

One World Stage & Screen Annual Gala Fundraiser
Sunday, November 13th
7:00-10:30PM

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

Don’t Miss Our Gala In Five Days!

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The One World Stage & Screen Annual Gala Fundraiser is fast approaching!  The event is this Sunday, November 13th at 7PM in Hollywood.

Tickets are still available – be sure to get yours now.  Go to owss.net/2016gala – VIP Seats are SOLD OUT, however we still have General Admission tickets available, which get you into the performance with stars from “Days Of Our Lives” as well as the yummy dessert reception afterwards.

Plus, there are some exciting add-ons available for guests – everything from signed photos and posters, to T-shirts, red carpet photos, and a raffle with many great prizes!  The event should be loads of fun, so please join us to support our worthwhile charity.

Here’s the lowdown…

One World Stage & Screen Annual Gala Fundraiser
Sunday, November 13th
7:00-10:30PM

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

7:00PM – Doors Open
7:15PM – Program Begins
7:30PM – Performance
8:45PM – VIP Green Room visit (open to a limited number of VIP ticket holders)
9:00PM – Dessert & Cocktail Reception
10:30PM – Adjourn

Tickets – $75.00
Red Carpet Photo Upgrade – $40.00
T-Shirts – $20.00
Signed Posters – $15.00
Signed Photos – $10.00
Raffle Tickets – $2.00 each (or 6 for $10.00)

Lots of great prizes – Med Spa packages, ‘Days’ memorabilia, in-home wine tastings, wardrobe worn by Mary Beth Evans during the show, etc.

Tickets Go On Sale For Our Gala Fundraiser On 9/13 @ 3PM!

If you want to be one of the first people to purchase tickets to our 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser – be sure to set your alarms for 3pm PST on Tuesday, 9/13!

The event includes a live staged reading starring Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans (who have played Patch and Kayla for over 30 years on “Days Of Our Lives”).

Go to owss.com/2016gala for more details.

Exciting Volunteer Opportunity – Looking For Board Members For New Non-Profit

BOARD MEMBER POSITION:

One World Stage & Screen has opened a search to expand our Board of Directors.

One World Stage & Screen believes that the composition of the acting field should not be dictated by financial ability. Our goal is to level the playing field and create opportunities for talented youth to gain access to the support and training they need to take their careers to the next level. The mission of One World Stage & Screen is to make high quality coaching accessible to gifted, professional-grade, young actors who lack the financial resources to access the training and mentorship necessary to cultivate their craft. At One World Stage & Screen we specialize in youth ages 11 – 21, who primarily come from underserved areas in Los Angeles, with special outreach to foster and LGBT communities.

We are looking for a Board member who works creatively and dynamically to bring about the best ideas to fit the unique culture of our organization: The Board member will support the work of One World Stage & Screen and provide mission-based leadership and strategic counsel. While day-to-day operations are led by our Founder and Directors, the Board member’s relationship with the Directors is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board member is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Directors as they develop and implement One World Stage & Screen’s strategic plan.
  • Approve One World Stage & Screen’s annual budget, other reports; stay informed of, and meet all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials, and come to Board and committee meetings prepared.
  • Assist the Directors and Board President in identifying and recruiting other Board Members.
  • Partner with the Directors and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.
  • Serve and/or lead on committees and take on special projects.
  • Represent One World Stage & Screen to stakeholders; and act as an ambassador for our organization.
  • Ensure One World Stage & Screen’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities we serve.
  • Bring enthusiasm, support, and fresh ideas.

Fundraising

Board Members will consider One World Stage & Screen a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that One World Stage & Screen can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, our organization expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Board terms/participation

One World Stage & Screen’s Board Members serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings are held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination, as needed.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about One World Stage & Screen’s mission and who has a track record of leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, the creative arts, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, committed Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, the arts, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
  • A commitment to and understanding of One World Stage & Screen’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience.
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and facilitating collaborative relationships.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of One World Stage & Screen’s beneficiaries.

Service on One World Stage & Screen’s Board of Directors is without remuneration.

If this opportunity interests you – or someone you know – please contact info@owss.net or (323) 988-1175.