Need some financial assistance to get to the National Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) Conference?
Here are a few ideas:
- Try a Rideshare/Roomshare: Connect with people on Sibnet’s YahooGroup, Facebook Group, the SLN’s Facebook group, or your state’s SLN Chapter (click here to see if your state has an SLN chapter) to see if anyone from your area is driving to the conference. Also, think about sharing a room to save money. Splitting expenses can go a long way.
- Word of Mouth: Just like a marathon fundraiser, you can reach out to your friends and family. Small donations can add up! Be clear about your financial need and write a personal story of why it’s important for you to get to the SLN 2015 Conference. You can use Facebook or Twitter or your favorite social network to get the word out, or just get on the phone.
- Crowdfunding: Personal crowdfunding sites like www.gofundme.com are free to sign up, and though they will take a small percentage of what you raise, you have the potential to reach a global audience. Remember that your personal, honest and compelling story is your key asset to reach out to this wide audience.
- Your Local/State Government or University: Reach out to your local governments, as they may have funds that you can apply for to get to the conference. Some state Developmental Disabilities Councils provide funds for people with disabilities and family members to attend conferences. If you are a student, you may be able to access funding if the conference is related to your major/course of study. It never hurts to ask!
We hope to see you at the upcoming SLN Conference!