Join the 2019 RWA Chapter Challenge!

Help us celebrate International Women’s Day by joining our annual RWA Chapter Challenge! The Chapter Challenge is a contest for all RWA chapters and members to fundraise for ProLiteracy, RWA’s charity of choice. Prizes will be awarded to the chapter that raises the most money, and to the five top individual fundraisers!  

This year’s Chapter Challenge will raise funds for ProLiteracy’s Women’s Empowerment initiative. Of the 36 million adults in the U.S. who have low literacy skills, 65 percent of them are women. ProLiteracy is working to raise awareness of how literacy can empower women to use their voice, claim their rights, and live out their dreams.
 
In 2018, funds raised through the RWA Chapter Challenge helped 55 adult learners make progress toward their goals--this is more than double the number of adult learners members helped in 2017! ProLiteracy has set an ambitious goal for this year's Challenge to raise funds to provide 200 women with the learning materials they need to improve their literacy skills. You can help them reach that goal! 

The Chapter Challenge ends July 23 at 5 p.m. CT. All winners will be announced at the RWA 2019 Keynote Breakfast on Friday, July 26. 

Prizes

Winning Chapter:

  • $250 speaker fee award
  • Half-page ad in the RWR ($300 value)
  • Primary horizontal eNotes ad ($75 value) 
  • Opportunity to choose local literacy organization to receive a $1,000 National Book Fund® grant from ProLiteracy
Top 5 Individual Fundraisers*
  • RWA Merch Prize Pack (up to $75 value)
*Must join a chapter team or create a team of your own to be considered for this prize. 

How can you participate?

First, visit https://proliteracy.rallybound.org/RWA and register with ProLiteracy’s “Rallybound” fundraising system. 

There are three ways you can donate:
  1. Donate directly to your chapter without joining their team. 
    • Find your chapter on the list here, click the dollar sign next to the name, and follow instructions to donate. 
    • Note: You will not be considered for individual fundraising prizes if you choose this option.
  2. Join your chapter’s team.
    • Click this link and join your chapter’s team by clicking the silhouette icon next to the chapter name.
    • When you join the team, you can personalize your fundraising efforts, set an individual fundraising goal, make a donation yourself, and get the word out to your family and friends via social media/email.
  3. Go solo.
    • If you would prefer to fundraise individually, click here and follow the instructions in step two.
All donations are tax deductible. 

Having issues? 
Check out these instructions for help joining or setting up a team and promoting your fundraising!

For technical questions with the Chapter Challenge site, click the Contact button on the top left of the screen, and Rallybound will get back to you within 24 hours. For questions regarding ProLiteracy, National Book Fund, or additional, email lpimentel@proliteracy.org and someone will respond as soon as possible. If you have a question for RWA about the Chapter Challenge, please contact jessie.edwards@rwa.org.