Urgent fundraising assistance needed. Help us get traffic to our landing page!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

We urgently need to raise funds to support our anti-domestic violence initiative.

We work directly with victims of domestic violence as well as the shelters/safe houses that protect them. In order to raise the funds we need to continue this important task, we've set up a landing page: https://www.opsecprofessionals.org/support-operation-safe-escape/

The problem is, we have no idea how to get the word out. We need help raising awareness of this critical need and encouraging people to donate. If you have experience using social media for fundraising, soliciting support from companies or individuals, or any other ideas, we need your help!

What we're trying to do


We're Operation: Safe Escape, an initiative of the nonprofit group, the Operations Security Professional's Association. We exist to provide safety and security information and resources to domestic violence shelters, safe houses, and advocacy groups, as well individuals impacted by domestic violence.

Our goal is to help victims of domestic violence safely escape their dangerous situation. In order to achieve this goal, we need ambassadors that can work in their local areas and build relationships with the shelters and other groups. We're looking for individuals that are comfortable and capable of representing Operation: Safe Escape and bringing resources to those that need it.

Some of the things we provide (and need your help to get into the shelters/safe houses) are:

  • Secure thumb drives pre-loaded with a different operating system, so the person won't get caught searching for shelters or communicating with their support system (it happens a lot)
  • Security plans for both public and hidden shelters
  • Security guidance and upgrade packages
  • Awareness material
  • And more

Everything we do is free. We don't charge for anything we create. We don't charge them to send things to them. We don't want anything except to help the people leave their situation.

We need help to get the word out, especially to the shelters and advocacy groups. If nothing else, we at least want to be able to give them a copy of the security plan(s) and let them use anything from it that they need. Let's work together to reach them and make their jobs easier.

About Operation: Safe Escape

By some reports, 85% of domestic violence homicides occur after the victim has decided to leave their abuser. This is a dangerous time, and fortunately many resources exist to keep them safe.

What's missing, unfortunately, is the security layer. That is, how to properly apply Operations Security (OPSEC) to hide the victim's intent to leave. That would keep a lot of people safe and help reduce that number.

Operation: Safe Escape teaches shelters and victims how to identify the behaviors and actions that would tip off the abuser to the fact that they're trying to leave and help reduce the risk until they're safely away.

About OSPA

The Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides security awareness and training to a diverse audience that includes schools, government / military, domestic violence centers, private sector entities and more.

About the OSPA logo

The OSPA logo is a purple dragon protectively clutching the earth. The purple dragon has a special significance in the OPSEC community, as it was the mascot of the original team that developed the process. In mythology, the dragon is known for protecting treasure; it's often depicted guarding gold or other riches. With OPSEC, the dragon is protecting those things that are important to us. The OSPA logo depicts the "purple dragon" of OPSEC protecting the world.

Skills

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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