Save Your Photos Month
The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by The Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) to teach individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents, in the event of unforeseen accident or disaster.
Every year during the month of September, photo organizers, companies, and retailers work together to raise awareness and educate the public about the benefits of safeguarding their photos. Participation ranges from social media sharing, online classes, local presentations, weekend retreats and community scanning events. This month-long initiative culminates on the last Saturday of September known as International Save Your Photos Day.
Watch this video to learn more about Save Your Photos Month
Your participation is a great way to increase your professional visibility in your local and online communities. We encourage 100% participation from our member community which can be as simple as taking the pledge and spreading the word. Want to play a larger role? Consider hosting an event or volunteering as a helper or speaker at an event in your area. Take a moment to review various ways you can participate and choose the options that are right for you.
Take the Pledge
Does your own photo collection need a little tender loving care? Use this campaign as a way for you to commit and focus on your own photos. Take the pledge at www.saveyourphotos.org. After taking the pledge you will receive an email with a badge that you can use to promote your commitment. Change your Facebook or Twitter avatar to reflect your commitment.
Beginning in August, you will receive weekly countdown emails that will help you prepare for September. In September, we’ll send a daily photo organizing tip designed to inspire and guide you through the process.
Invite Others to Take the Pledge
Promote and share the opportunity to ‘take the pledge’ with your clients, family, friends, and acquaintances. We’ve provided social media banners and cards in the file library below, that you can use on various social media platforms. Post frequently during May, June, and July and invite your communities to take the pledge by providing the link to www.saveyourphotos.org.
Follow our social media channels and make a commitment to re-post and share our blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts to your online community. Create some space in your editorial calendar for September, to re-post our daily tips. We’ve got your content covered that month so you can take a ‘content creation’ break in September.
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Host an Event
Organize an event on Save Your Photos Day or any other day during September. Local events in your community are a great way to gather people together for a common purpose while positioning you as an expert. You could partner with other photo organizers and local businesses to help increase your reach while sharing the workload. We have provided an event kit in the file library below which contains an event guide to give you ideas about the type of events you could offer.
Your Event Kit contains:
A ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation in two sizes (4:3 and 16:9) complete with presentation notes. You’ll be able to alter text and add your own branding to this power point.
A PowerPoint template with SYP branding for you to create your own presentation, in two sizes (4:3 and 16:9). Want more flexibility with your presentation? Use our presentation for inspiration and create your own presentation with your own photos and agenda.
An Event Guide offering you tips and resources for organizing your event complete with a checklist.
A Save Your Photos Month Fact sheet to share with local press, businesses, and potential event supporters.
A press release to help you promote your event locally.
We help you promote your event by listing your location details in our event directory at saveyourphotos.org. Details for registering your event are included in your event guide.
It takes a village to create the kind of impact we want to have with Save Your Photos Month, and we appreciate the support of our volunteers.
Here are some ways you can help:
Write a blog - contact Jackie Lyals at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offer your help at a local event. Visit the event directory to find a location near you. Event organizers may need help with registration, additional speakers or general help the day of the event.
We appreciate the financial support of the following companies and organizations who believe in our mission to educate the public about the importance of safeguarding their precious memories.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave