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Greg Parks left a comment for Sean Matthews
"Sean, as I perused this site at GS http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/sponsorships/ Some thoughts arose.  IRG needs a plan for contacting potential donors/sponsors. its not good to just go knocking doors, maybe same door by different…"
Aug 10, 2014
Greg Parks left a comment for Sean Matthews
"Hi Sean, Never did any fund raising.  Suggest you target several large companys that match 1:1 employees donations and target large companys with an image problem. Go to the company contact person for this. Second idea, sell the idea of a team…"
Aug 10, 2014
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"Hi Sean, I can help with on line fundraising like Indiegogo, etc. I don't have experience with the organization, but do have the time and am willing to learn. David"
May 8, 2014
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Dec 11, 2013
Sean Matthews commented on Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG's event Thank you to volunteers and potluck
"Thank  you Peter and David for hosting and everyone that brought food to share! Safe passages to you Ray on your trip across the country."
Nov 12, 2013
Sean Matthews commented on Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG's event Thank you to volunteers and potluck
"Looking like good bbq weather tomorrow!"
Nov 9, 2013
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Thank you to volunteers and potluck at The Perez Residence

November 10, 2013 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Well, things have been going well for IRG and next week I am travelling to Delaware to accept a 56 foot yacht that I will be re-fitting for service in the Caribbean, our first mission there to be in Haiti where there are still over 300,000 displaced people after the 2010 earthquake and a raging cholera epidemic. Even the UN is struggling to help.I have assembled a crew and we should be in the Caribbean Sea by Christmas, where we will be joining a flotilla of other boats to perform a variety of…See More
Nov 3, 2013
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THIS SATURDAY: finish painting the main deck of our new boat! at Nelson's Marine Dock, Alameda Point (across the road from the Yard gate

September 21, 2013 at 9am to September 22, 2013 at 1pm
Our CAUSE is to save lives after coastal disasters and provide humanitarian aid. To achieve that, we have one boat in operation in our new permanent base in Acapulco, Mexico and we are now building a new, purpose-designed rescue vessel that can carry food, water and medical supplies and doctors.Thunderbird 2 is now in the water and at dock, running off her solar panel array...- We're prepping and primer painting the railings, flybridge and deck, a great milestone, and the boat will start…See More
Sep 20, 2013
Sean Matthews commented on Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG's event Sunday work party painting our SECOND rescue vessel, then BBQ
"Yeah! Looking forward to a bright new coat of paint on T2!"
Aug 29, 2013
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This coming weekend, we're working on our SECOND rescue vessel! at Nelson's Marine Dock, Alameda Point (across the road from the Yard gate

August 24, 2013 at 9am to August 25, 2013 at 1pm
Our CAUSE is to save lives after coastal disasters and provide humanitarian aid. To achieve that, we have one boat in operation in our new permanent base in Acapulco, Mexico and we are now building a new, purpose-designed rescue vessel that can carry food, water and medical supplies and doctors.Thunderbird 2 is now in the water and at dock, running off her solar panel farm...- We're prepping and primer painting the railings, flybridge and deck, a great milestone, and the boat will start looking…See More
Aug 23, 2013
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Our marine yard is going out of business - we need to get Thunderbird 2 in the water FAST!! at IRG HQ, Nelson's Marine, Alameda Point, CA

April 27, 2013 at 10am to April 28, 2013 at 5pm
S.O.S. - Our marine yard is being shut down by the city - we need to get Thunderbird 2 in the water THIS MONDAY!! ALL HANDS ON DECK!The City of Alameda's attorney has informed me that they are closing down Nelson's Marine yard where we have been building our second vessel - insanely, we were informed that all boats in the yard MUST BE OUT BY TUESDAY 30th APRIL. Even worse, the Travelift stops operating Monday 29th! We have a promise from the Yard management that if we can have Thunderbird 2…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Sean Matthews commented on Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG's group Thunderbird 1 - Mission Status
"Congratulations to Evelyne and the T1 crew on a great mission! It is great IRG could contribute to the need of the community in Zihuatanejo! I really enjoyed seeing the story unfold in the photos documenting the highlights and obstacles of the trip.…"
Apr 16, 2013
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In what capacity would you like to join International Rescue Group?
IRG Community Member, IRG Crew (can help with local events-fundraising-IRG boats), Volunteer
Hello Humanitarian and Sailing Enthusiasts, 

I have been helping to outfit and prepare a 60' steel trauler for the past 10 months to be used to deliver food, aid, and supplies to coastal communities in the Pacific affected by natural disasters. This will be the first vessel for International Rescue Group, an organization seeking to source the the 10,000 pleasure cruisers around the world to help in its mission. IRG aims to be a lean organization with no salaried positions or compensated directors so the majority of funds will go directly to providing emergency aid to populations. IRG will be able to fill a necessary void in aid delivery by being able to bring needed items within the fist days following a disaster before larger organizations can mobilize. 

IRG is celebrating it's formation and the launch of it's first vessel, T2, on March 31st with a fundraising party (advertized in this month's Latitude 38 issue). IRG hopes to raise funds to complete the outfitting of the vessel to travel to Thailand where it will base its mission's from. The event will be held in Alameda starting at 7PM and will have live music, dinner, comedy, silent auction, and dancing. Ray Thackeray, the captain and founder has worked with a number of startups and large companies over the years and is also active in theater and music circles so it will be a fun crowd attending. 

The event coordinator recently had a scheduling conflict so we are now in need of someone to help execute the event. We are also looking for silent auction items, if you have any items you no longer need. The painting of the boat will be taking place next Thursday and Friday (3/29-30) if you are interested in helping. You can also contribute by participating in discussion's on the site's forum to help source supplies or solve system installation issues. Donations can be easily made though the website if you would like to support IRG's mission.

You can connect with me if you are interested in helping with any of these needs or attending the launch party. All of the details can be found on IRG's website where you can join the member community to receive updates (the vessel will be hosting a number of cruises on the bay this summer to view America's Cup Sailing Trials).

I hope to see you there and feel free to pass the word along to anyone else you think may be interested. 
For those of you outside of the SF Bay Area, IRG is looking for individuals around the world to join their community and participate in it's mission.


Cheers,

 
 
Sean

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At 8:59pm on August 10, 2014, Greg Parks said…

Sean,

as I perused this site at GS

http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/sponsorships/

Some thoughts arose.  IRG needs a plan for contacting potential donors/sponsors. its not good to just go knocking doors, maybe same door by different sailors.  When I throw in, I become part of a team and no longer act as individual on these external matters unless delegated.  Also, we need a presentation and other than the website, which is very good BTW, it needs to be assembled in one page with enough panache to persuade the target.  Its not a hard sell.  The whole IRG mission and method is beautiful.  It's green, its efficient, its courageous... if a presentation is developed it will be scalable to every selected target, perhaps small tweaks.  Dont pick me, I might injure the sensitivity of a corporate bean counter by referring to him as a bean counter.  Now what do you want me to do?

At 8:12pm on August 10, 2014, Greg Parks said…

Hi Sean,

Never did any fund raising.  Suggest you target several large companys that match 1:1 employees donations and target large companys with an image problem. Go to the company contact person for this. Second idea, sell the idea of a team building voyage for corporate execs.  These ideass are very scalable. I may not be very good at composing such  communications.  My cordiality is not always graceful.

http://nonprofit.about.com/od/fundraising/fl/9-Companies-That-Match-Employee-Donations.htm

http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1953136,00.html    about goldman sachs but BP would also be a good one

At 10:52am on June 12, 2014, Captain Michael McElhaney said…

Howdy, Sean!

At 8:28am on May 8, 2014, David and Rebecca Luethcke said…
Hi Sean,
I can help with on line fundraising like Indiegogo, etc. I don't have experience with the organization, but do have the time and am willing to learn.
David
At 8:40am on March 21, 2012, Sean Matthews said…
Looking forward to the launch party!
 
 
 

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