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Tuesday, November 28!

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SUPPORT THE BBPI!

The best ways to give & become a BBPI Ambassador!

Welcome to the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute's special #GivingTuesday landing page!  The BBPI has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

 

DONATE ON FACEBOOK!

Here are two VERY important reasons to donate to the BBPI on Facebook this #GivingTuesday:

  • The Gates Foundation is matching EVERY donation (up to $2 million) made on Facebook!  That sounds like a lot of money, but it's expected to be gone within the hour!  So set your reminders to donate RIGHT at 8am!
  • Facebook is waiving all fees on donations!
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Be a #GivingTuesday BBPI Ambassador!

Help us spread the word by becoming a BBPI Ambassador!  Here's what you can do to help:

  • Download the BBPI #GivingTuesday Ambassador Toolkit.  It's full of helpful ideas, suggestions, and social media posts.
  • Share our posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
  • Post your own messages across social media!  You can even use the #GivingTuesday graphics that you see here.  Download them by clicking HERE.  
  • Use our BBPI/#GivingTuesday photo frame on your Facebook photo on Tuesday, November 28!

GET STARTED NOW!!

 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Paleontological field work and research isn't as expensive as many other modern sciences, so your donations can go far!  Here are a few examples of what your donations will be used for:

Your Donation     What it buys                in 2016 we used

$2.50                                1 bag of ice                                   72 bags of ice!

$5                                      2 gallons of gas                           ~1,640 gallons of gas!

$10                                    1 trowel or awl                            ~15 of each

$17                                    1 bag of plaster of paris              23 bags

$20                                    1 field notebook                          7 books

$30                                    1 box of plaster bandages            18 boxes

$50                                    1 tank of gas                                 almost 100! 

$100                                  2 nights of staff lodging              185!

$150                                  1-week trailer rental                    1                                

$400                                  1 surveying transit                       NONE!  We need 2 for mapping separate dinosaur bone beds in 2018

$1000                                1-week vehicle rental                   Vehicles rented for 6 weeks!

$1,500                               1 field-quality tablet computer  NONE!  We need 2 of these!

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