The Right Brain Initiative


Donate to Right Brain through the Give!Guide and receive a mountain of prizes!

November 13th, 2011 by Right Brain Team


We are thrilled to participate in the Willamette Week‘s Give!Guide for the second year in a row. The G!G is an incredible online fundraising campaign that this year incorporates 100 select non-profits from around the Portland area. 

Last year, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $5,000 to raise $7,200. This year, we’re working to raise at least $12,000 from 300 individuals.

Later on, we’ll probably attempt to pull on your emotions, and show you exactly why Right Brain is dear enough to other local citizens that it has actually inspired them open up their wallets. But for now, we just want to emphasize what you will GET when you GIVE.


(1) Your donation of $10 or more will automatically enter you into a raffle to win the following:

– Dinner for two with wine pairings at Genoa, Portland’s legendary Italian restaurant
– Two tickets to see the Portland Timbers in the 2012 season
– Two tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Rose Garden arena in February 2012
– T
wo admission to our annual three-day Imagine This! seminar for arts educators, taking place this summer June 18-20 ($250 value).

But we’re not done!

(2) Join us on Facebook and Twitter to receive weekly opportunities to win prizes from:
Veritable Quandary
Secret Society Ballroom
Pearl Bakery
I’ve Been Framed
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Nike Employee Store
Portland Art Museum
Portland Opera

…and others still to roll in.

And there’s still more!

(3) With your gift at the various levels, you will be guaranteed to receive:

– Entry to both raffle drawings, as listed above
A postcard to send to your closest Right Brain school district expressing your commitment to arts education
– Invitation to a party exclusive to Right Brain donors and volunteers

– Coupons and freebies from various local businesses, courtesy of the Willamette Week

All of the above, plus:

A copy of our manifesto DVD and one of our very popular Right Brain stress balls

All of the above, plus:

– A Right Brain t-shirt (not currently available for purchase) and a Right Brain window decal
– Upgraded coupons from the Willamette Week

All of the above, plus:

– First-edition Brain Food deck of creative activities for kids, published in collaboration by Right Brain and AIGA Portland, due out in the Spring
– An invitation to see our program in action at a Right Brain partner school

All of the above, plus:

– A custom viewfinder with images of Right Brain in action in the classroom
Even better incentives delivered to your house, courtesy of the Willamette Week, from local businesses like Stumptown Coffee, Widmer Beer and A to Z Wineworks. Incentives also get better at the levels of $1,000 and $2,500.

…Can you believe this embarrassment of riches? This is how much we want you to be a part of our team. SO:

The Give!Guide online donation portal is NOW UP. Please donate today. Now. GO! (find us listed in the Education section!)

**And—don’t forget—we’re an Oregon Cultural Trust partner, so if you match your donation to Right Brain with a donation to the OCT (you can also do this through the Give!Guide), you can take a tax credit on the entire thing. Read more about how this works.


Right Brain Team