So you want to help spread the word about off-grid solar—you’ve come to the right place!
Here are some tools for you to start doing that right now. We’re also open to your suggestions, so don’t hesitate to tell us your ideas at email@example.com
1. Email your friends and family
A direct email is still the best way to inform people about a cause that you’re passionate about. Let your friends know that 1.3 billion people in the world still live without electricity and that solar energy is a practical solution to combat energy poverty. Affordable solar technology allows people living off the grid to save money and lead healthier lives.
Feel free to share the following video links in your email:
And some example email text you can use:
Did you know that 1.3 billion people in the world today still live without electricity? Most of them rely on kerosene lamps and candles to use as light at night. Not only is that unsafe and unhealthy, it's also expensive—so expensive that sometimes kerosene expenditure takes up nearly a quarter of a family's annual income.
But you and I can help to change the status quo of energy poverty. On SunFunder, we can lend to specific projects implemented by solar companies that serve off-grid communities, and we get all our money paid back in one year. We help companies scale their projects, and they help make the world a better place, one solar panel at a time.
I've put in money for solar where it can create big impact and keep doing so again and again. Will you also consider it?
2. Start a campaign or challenge
Is your birthday coming up? Tell your friends and loved ones that this year instead of giving you presents, you’d prefer they lend that gift money to a SunFunder project.
Are you a cyclist?
Organize a solo or group fundraising ride and tandem your cycling with impact; one SunFunder, Wayne Trattles
, did exactly this earlier this year and raised $1,250. Go Wayne!
Do you love dinner parties?
Host one that is lit by solar lights! That’s a great way to get the conversation about solar going and start a group fund with your friends. You can buy some d.light
and Greenlight Planet
lights to set the solar ambience of your off-grid dinner party.
There are limitless ways to make raising money for solar fun. What's yours?
3. Promote SunFunder the old fashioned way
Print this flyer for SunFunder Gifts
and distribute copies of it to local coffee shops, college campuses, community-oriented shops, and wherever else your heart desires! Share with us photo proofs of the flyers you've posted so we can use them as motivation for others to do the same.