Here are some suggestions we have received from our members to help make your PRIDE organizing activity go according to plan. If you would like to share a PRIDE best practice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Before planning an event, ask yourself: "How is the PRIDE project a community organizing activity?" To be certain, ask yourself, "Will the PRIDE project get recognition for my local association and build positive, sustainable relationships with the targeted community and my local association?" If the answer is no, you need to rework your PRIDE project.
• After placing an order with Renaissance Promotions, call or email a day later to ensure your order has been received.
• When possible, do give yourself time to select a customized PRIDE promotional item so that your local association name can be printed on the item.
• Always spell out your local association name on all materials; your logo or initials are not enough.
• Make sure your PRIDE activities get your members involved and meet the goals of the PRIDE program.
• When you submit a receipt for any refreshments or meals, do include the number of attendees.
• Collect and utilize contact information at EVERY PRIDE event.Don'ts
• PRIDE funds are available to help market your association, so you do not need to give NJEA the credit for YOUR local organizing activity. Therefore, there's no need to write, "This project was funded by an NJEA PRIDE in Public Education grant."
• Don't wait until the quarterly deadline to mail in your reimbursement form since this will cause a longer turnaround time for receiving your reimbursement.
• Don't distribute a PRIDE promotional item without some type of flyer or material from the association to go along with the promotional item.