Celebrate the work of NCRF on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3

NCRA President Max Curry (l) and President-Elect Christine Phipps (r) share their reasons for supporting NCRF this holiday season.

Giving Tuesday is considered by many as the kickoff to supporting others with donations and contributions through gift giving in the holiday season. This year Giving Tuesday is being celebrated on Dec. 3. The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) is encouraging NCRA members to contribute to the Foundation to support its many programs. The reasons members give are important, too.

“Giving Tuesday is the chance for those of us who have truly thrived in our industry to help students in need, support the Foundation’s Oral Histories Program, and more,” said Tami Keenan, FAPR, RPR, CPE, NCRF chair and a retired court reporter from Battle Creek, Mich. “We are grateful to any member who texts a donation of any amount.”

 Recently NCRA’s Board members shared why they support NCRF. Those reasons ranged from supporting NCRA’s A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program, NCRF’s Oral Histories Program, helping current students and new professionals through scholarships and grants, and giving back in honor of the work the Foundation does. A special shout-out to all the Board members who donated to the Foundation at the Sat., Nov. 9, Board meeting and throughout the year.

Giving is easy by texting NCRF to 41444.

“Thank you to anyone who donates any amount this Giving Tuesday,” Keenan said. “All contributions help support the many wonderful programs NCRF makes possible to support the court reporting and captioning professions,” she added.

Visit NCRA.org/NCRF to learn more about NCRF. Go to the NCRF mobile cause app to give.

Showcase your support of NCRF this giving season with an #unselfie

You may be familiar with Giving Tuesday, the movement that has taken over the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 this year), following consumer “holidays” Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the charitable season. Started in 2012, the movement encourages people to “help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or voice.”

There are many ways you can get involved and showcase your support for NCRF — and it doesn’t have to be contained to just #GivingTuesday either. One way to use your voice to participate is by sharing an #unselfie. An #unselfie takes the selfie, a picture of one’s self, and combines it with the selfless component of using the picture to showcase a cause close to your heart.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Download and print the #unselfie template.

Step 2: Write why you support NCRF.

Step 3: Snap a picture. (Tip: you may need help from a friend, instead of the traditional selfie route of snapping a picture of yourself with the front-facing camera.)

Step 4: Share!

  • Be sure to tag NCRA (use @NCRAfb) in your #unselfie, so we can see and share them too!
  • Make your #unselfie your profile picture on social media channels on #GivingTuesday (Tues., Nov. 27), and beyond!

Visit NCRA.org/NCRF to learn more about NCRF and to download your #unselfie template.

Here are four #unselfie ideas to inspire you.