1. Fundraising

  2. Giving Tuesday

    Independent Telephone Pioneer Association (ITPA) is excited to join the global giving movement of Giving Tuesday with our very own #GivingITPA initiative!  Our ITPA organization is comprised of Pioneers who seek out opportunities to impact our communities through initiatives that support Veterans, Cancer Awareness, Alzheimer’s to name a few.  In addition, we maintain a historic National Telephone Museum in the small, beautiful city of Hinesville in Liberty County, Georgia.   This museum is free to the public and is opened daily as an educational option for visitors around the world.  The museum consists of a vast collection of telephones and telephone equipment from throughout history. Children and adults alike find it fascinating to see how the telephone evolved from the solid wood, wall mounted, hand cranked, operator directed, simplistic designs of the past to today's pocket sized, touch-screen, cellular phones.

    This year, it is our goal to raise $5,000 during Giving Tuesday to support the maintenance of one of the oldest and largest National Telephone Museums in the nation.  Your donation will help maintain and support the ever-evolving history of telecommunications; as we continue to make this a free resource available for all ages to enjoy! View our museum page to see the vast collection of artifacts on display.

    Are you an existing employee or retiree of a telecommunications company? If so, we invite you to become a member today.  Donate a minimum of $50 and add your contact information in the comment section of Paypal (include your name, email and the best number to reach you).  Your donation will include a one year membership for you and your household!

    If you are an existing member, A donation of $50 will allow your membership to be renewed for 2019 while supporting our National Museum #GivingITPA project.    Let’s Pioneer together!!!

    Happy Giving Tuesday!

    ITPA is a volunteer organization created by and for the independent telecommunications industry. Dedicated to community service, ITPA has been serving the public on behalf of telecommunications companies since 1920.  ITPA represents telecommunications employees and retirees nationwide. Today Pioneers continue to open exciting new lines of communication and community service throughout the United States. 





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  4. Independent Telephone Pioneer Association Foundation Inc
  5. Fundraising Tips

  6. The people and organizations that raise the most money crowdfunding for their favorite charities are successful because they:

    1. Tell engaging and personal stories to connect people to their fundraiser in an authentic way.
    2. Set realistic fundraising goals.
    3. Develop a plan to promote the fundraiser and rally their personal networks via multiple channels.
    4. Demonstrate impact.
    5. Keep their community updated on their fundraising progress through email and social media.
    6. Brand their fundraising page.
    7. Stand out by making their fundraisers unique and fun to grab people's attention. For example, "I'm going to write the name of ever donor on my arms and legs on race day."