The items below have been produced to assist you in organising your Recruitment events. Documents giving tips and advice are in PDF format, and templates for you to use are in WORD. Posters are in PDF but are forms to which you can add your own contact details.
Posters and Adverts
A3 Poster for advertising events
SIGBI has produced an A3 poster that you can use to advertise your events.
This poster will also print A4 simply by choosing A4 in the print settings. All the elements will be re-sized proportionately.
The following eight posters were designed by Soroptimist International of the Americas, and they have agreed that we can use them and amend them with our own logo. Each poster gives a different powerful reason to volunteer and join Soroptimist International. Use the one you prefer or use all eight in different places in your town/city. You can add your own contact details in the Contact Us box. Click the picture you want to go to the PDF poster, which you can then download:
What sort of Woman is a Soroptimist? Poster
A poster has been produced of the back page of Soroptimist News December 2015. Professional printing is recommended, and as the poster does not include contact details, it should be used only as part of a larger display that includes such information.
#WHYSOROPTIMIST printable speech bubble
You could print this off and ask Members to write inside the bubble why they are Members – then take a photo of them holding it up and share on social media.
There are a range of infographics available in different sizes, depending on your requirements:
What We Do Infographic
- New Infographic Version 1 – 5,000 x 2,500 pixels
- New Infographihc Version 2 (blank at the bottom for your own details) – 5,000 x 2,500 pixels
- Blue Infographic Version 1 – 1,024 x 512 pixels
- Blue Infographic Version 2 – 1,024 x 512 pixels
- White infographic – 1,024 x 512 pixels
- Blue Infographic for use as a Facebook Header – 828 x 315 pixels
- Blue Infographic for use as a Twitter Header – 1024 x 341 pixels
Tips and Advice/Guidance
The following documents include ideas and advice on recruitment events:
- Holding a Flash Mob
- Radio Tips by Margaret Sandercock
- Getting on the radio
- Having a Stand at a Recruitment Event
Remember to always use the Hastag #WhySoroptimist on all your social media activity related to recruitment and include @SIGBI1 in all your Tweets.
- Template Invitation to an event
- Template Press Release (edit as appropriate)
- Example email to Radio Station (to accompany “Getting on the Radio” document above – Word version)
- Template Project Plan (edit as appropriate)
“Volunteer of the Year” Certificate
Raise the profile of your Club by awarding a “Volunteer of the Year” Certificate to someone in your Community who has given exceptional service on a voluntary basis. Ask local charities or businesses to nominate someone, and have a panel within the Club to make the final selection. Invite the winner (and Press) to an event where the Certificate can be presented.
You can use the certificate template below, or create your own:
- Template “Volunteer of the Year” Certificate (PowerPoint)
- Template “Volunteer of the Year” Certificate (Word)
Template Recruitment Advertisements
A series of Recruitment Advertisements have been produced in different sizes, for Clubs and Regions/National Associations/Networks to customise and send to newspapers and magazines in order to attract new members.
Both the PDF and Word versions are shown below.
- The PDF versions have a blank space where contact details can be added using publishing software. If you want to print the advertisements your printer should have an option “Actual Size” or similar to ensure that the advertisements are printed at the sizes shown below.
- The WORD versions are available below in both WORD 2007 and WORD 2010. If possible use the WORD 2010 version. In these versions, the text box containing the contact information (currently for SI Albans and District) may be amended. Simply click in the text box and enter your Club’s contact details. Save as a PDF before forwarding to magazines or newspapers for inclusion.
Please select the file you want from the list below. All versions are available in both colour and monochrome, and the sizes of the adverts are also shown. The illustrations are not to scale and are merely to illustrate which advertisement the description refers to, so please do not download these JPEGs for use:
WORD Documents (both 2010 and 2007 versions)
42 x 65 mm
42 x 65 mm
85 x 60 mm
85 x 60 mm
85 x 130 mm
85 x 130 mm
180 x 130 mm
180 x 130 mm
Note: The image in the advertisements is a stock photograph “Multiracial Hands Surrounding the Earth Globe” purchased for SIGBI from Dreamstime. Clubs using the image in materials produced directly by SIGBI HQ, modified to include their own details, are permitted to use the image under the current licence. Materials designed and produced by Clubs, Regions, Countries, National Associations and Networks require their own licence and need to download and purchase images directly from from on-line stock photo companies e.g. Dreamstime www.dreamstime.com and iStockphoto www.istockphoto.com .
For further guidance and ideas for royalty-free images, see Digital Tools and Images.