Chapters have the opportunity each month to compete to win a $50 prize for their Chapter that they may use for start-up capital, project finance, or something fun or special for their Chapter. The challenges feature Ventures, Projects, Awareness, Marketing and more!
For March, chapters were invited to submit a short blog post on a venture implemented by their Chapter that improved significantly over the course of the 11-12 school year. Chapters included information on any changes in profitability, alterations to planning and implementing the Venture, and how they think their Venture improved.
The winner for the April Chapter Challenge was The University of Georgia! They submitted the following:
Over the course of this the 2011-2012 academic year, UGA’s Sidewalk Symphonies venture has developed significantly. Sidewalk was created when a Nourish member linked their involvement to the school radio program, WOUG, with their participation in Nourish. Every Thursday night two local bands are lined up to play at a local restaurant in Athens, giving the artists exposure, more costumers to the restaurants, and more funding for our project from a percentage of sales. This semester we have made monumental strides in developing this venture. We now have a marketing chair who designs our posters weekly, a poster coordinator who organizes the man power to flyer around campus, a social media chair who advertises on Facebook and updates our calendar with weekly band and location information, and a person who informs the audience about Nourish and our project mid-way through the performance. Our success has even inspired the University of South Florida to start a Sidewalk Symphony of their own. Our newest plans involve hosting Live Remote through WOUG at the restaurants. This means that the WUOG will have live broadcasts on the radio and the online in real time to reach an even greater, more diverse population on and off campus. We anticipate our promising future with this venture!