FIVE PUBLIC MISCONCEPTIONS
Our research show that only 1% - 3% of public gives to veteran
Typically people list colleges, medical causes close to the donor, arts, youth, and others before mentioning “vets” if they do, at all -- other than buying a $1.00 Poppy.
We conducted interviews with people screened for being annual
contributors to charities in the following cities:
Los Angeles | Santa Barbara | Columbus | Cleveland Minneapolis
| Newark | Omaha | Austin | Orlando Kansas City | Syracuse | Memphis | Wilmington NC
Research shows that the American public…
1. thinks that
the federal government covers all the needs of disabled veterans...
2. is confused
about veterans organization -- VFW, American Legion AmVets, DAV, VA, etc...
3. has a poor
image of veterans due to media coverage of homelessness, drugs, etc...
4. is unaware
of the plight of many disabled veterans and their families... and
5.as a whole, does not contribute much to veterans organizations
as a % of total giving.
According to our research, if the American public knew the
truth about the plight of the disabled veterans, they would become more involved in veteran causes.
The question is .“How to best remedy this situation?
We believe that the answer is a
series of documentary leading to annual national telethon.
Documentaries Tell It As It is
Moving images move people.
First party narrations
Based on experience, we know 1) that the true picture of
the disabled veteran’s situation cannot be told through print… 2) that the disabled veterans’ /survivors’
stories cannot be told through third persons… 3) the public must to see first-hand the true story and become involved.
The BEST WAY to accomplish this effectively is through a
series of truthful, hard-hitting, emotional documentaries.
Once created, the documentaries will become
the FOCAL POINT of the national telethon the goals of which are to build Awareness | Perception | Preference | Commitment to the support of our charitable
STATEMENT of PURPOSE & POWERS
· To conduct charitable
and educational programs which benefit American veterans wounded in war or in preparation for war, and the families of fallen
· To directly and
indirectly assist veterans, disabled by war, plus their dependents, and/or survivors of deceased troops;
· To facilitate
the discovery of available care and assistance to veterans wounded in war and survivors
· To facilitate
the public’s discovery of veterans’ charities, their purposes, ratings by charity watch groups, and support.
· To conduct other
programs or exercise any power necessary, suitable, or desirable for the accomplishment of the foregoing purposes, including,
without limitation, fundraising for the attainment of any objectives, or the furtherance of any lawful power.
The Bugles has the broad expertise necessary
work towards its vision and to fulfill its mission.
Production: Feature films, sports & personality
documentaries. Plus a pool of production talent
Research: In depth survey and research. Focus groups
and street interviews. Telephone & Fax surveys.
Marketing: Business/Charities to Business, Business/Charities to Consumers
Internet: Ten years of reaching out the new and future way.
Experience in Internet / website / email streaming audio/video.
Non-profit & Fundraising Expertise
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT TO FULFILL
OUR VISION AND MISSION
We accept donations / pledge
to the order of “After
The Bugles” sent to our address.
For information regarding
please call us at 781-784-5262.
After The Bugles Organizations educational and charitable purposes
are to assist veterans disabled by war, and survivors of fallen troops through public information and charity
Through motion media, internet, electronic publishing, telecommunication,
in-person and others events appropriate to our goal, we educate the public about the care, or the lack of care, provided to
disabled veterans and survivors.
In this role, we are documentarians who seek the truth to present
for public interpretation. We are not a political action organization; we do
not endorse candidates; and we do not sponsor legislation. Through our efforts,
we hope to inform and motivate citizens to become involved with the support of disabled veterans' / survivors care and benefits.
ON SITE EVENTS: We
are available to speak at public and private meetings, plus private charity events in our name. Additionally, we make our information available by loan, to concerned people groups.
OFF-SITE EVENTS: To
After The Bugles, off-site educational events include the totality of the Internet:
Websites, individual and opt-in broadcast emails), digital audio / video streaming, publication downloads,, instant
alerts on topics related to our cause, and other online capabilities as they
become available and accepted by the public.
are currently preparing for the creation of a 2008 documentary to be used both as a stand-alone message delivered through
various media outlets plus included a telethon to be aired in the future.
The Bugles maintains a digital library resource, which is focused on survivors and disabled veterans, pending and future legislation,
other veteran assistance groups, hotlines, and more, that are of interest to subscribers to our cause and who are on our email
We maintain a site www.afterthebugles.org, where we post content appropriate to out purpose and also make appeals for
donations. The website features timely content, event announcements, guidance
for volunteers, supporter and donors, contact information and links to other military and veteran organizations / blogs /
Internet groups / chat rooms / and webrings.