Dear supporters of the IBMA Foundation and the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle:

We’ve developed a variety of social media posts for you to publish on your organization’s channels to promote your support for our Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle 2021. The more people we reach, the closer we will be to reaching our goal!

  • Feel free to use all of the social posts below. You can modify the posts as needed to fit your organization’s brand and customize the content by filling in the highlighted sections.
  • We’ve also designed social media graphics to accompany the posts. We recommend that you include a graphic or photo with all relevant posts, as this will help capture your followers’ attention.
  • Be sure to link to http://stringsfordreams.com/ in your posts! The more people you direct to the ticket page, the better.
  • In addition, you can also share, retweet or copy posts from the IBMA Foundation’s Facebook account.
  • If you want to link directly to the page on the website where raffle tickets may be purchased, use https://bluegrassfoundation.org/shop.

The suggested graphic designs for the raffle promotion may be found at the end of this page. We’ll also be posting promo videos from a few VIP mandolin players, which may be found on the Foundation’s YouTube Channel.

If you are a bluegrass radio broadcaster, please share this 30-second “PSA” announcement with your listeners: 

Bluegrass fans: On May 14 the IBMA Foundation is raffling off the very last Z Mandolin. This unique mandolin is made from carbon fiber, so the lucky winner will not have  to worry about it warping in a hot tent or car at a bluegrass festival! Enter NOW to win the last Z mandolin (#25) and help the IBMA Foundation support initiatives that foster the growth of bluegrass music! Tickets are just $20 each or 6 for $100 at StringsForDreams.com or BluegrassFoundation.org.

Suggested Social Media Posts for April 1 – May 13, 2021:

  • 4/1: You can win this awesome Z Mandolin.  Get your  strings for dreams raffle tickets here.

  • 4/2: If you missed the exciting announcement yesterday, tickets are officially on sale for the IBMA Foundation’s Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle. To purchase tickets, visit stringsfordreams.com. Don’t miss out!  (raffle promo video from Sam Bush:  https://youtu.be/o-JG4ORMPgM)
  • 4/3: Happy Saturday! While you’re scrolling through your feed this weekend, scroll on over to stringsfordreams.com and secure your tickets for the Strings to Dreams Bluegrass Raffle! Hope you win the mandolin!
  • 4/4: Tickets for the IBMA Foundation Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle are on sale NOW! Visit www.stringsfordreams.com for your chance to win a limited-edition carbon fiber mandolin – the last of its kind, custom-made by Lee Zapis and Z Mandolins!
  • 4/5: Get them while they’re hot! Tickets for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind mandolin are on sale now at stringsfordreams.com!
  • 4/6: You want to know what’s hot? Being a Strings for Dreams raffle ticket recipient!  You want to know what’s hotter? Having multiple raffle tickets! Secure them at stringsfordreams.com.
  • 4/7: While you may have a chance at winning the extraordinary Z mandolin, you are also helping the IBMA Foundation with their mission of making the world a better place—by sharing bluegrass with future generations! Do your part and visit stringsfordreams.com
  • 4/8: Let’s work together to support the future of bluegrass music. How, you ask? Visit stringsfordreams.com, and buy a Strings for Dreams raffle ticket! Not only are you making a difference, but you’re also given a chance at being the new owner of the legendary, LAST-EVER carbon fiber Z Mandolin.
  • 4/9: Here is your friendly reminder to buy your ticket for the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle! Tickets are on sale at stringsfordreams.com. The drawing will be at noon ET on Friday, May 14, and we want you to be a part of the excitement! www.stringsfordreams.com has all the info.
  • 4/10: Looking for the perfect, indestructible mandolin to take on tour, on a camping trip, to the Arctic, a tropical island, or the next space shuttle mission? Head over to stringsfordreams.com to buy a raffle ticket for a carbon fiber Z mandolin, to benefit the IBMA Foundation!
  • 4/11-12: “Tickets for the raffle are still on sale! Head over to stringsfordreams.com for your chance to win the last carbon fiber Z Mandolin ever made!”
  • 4/13-14: “Have you gotten your chance at the last carbon fiber Z Mandolin ever made? Visit stringsfordreams.com to be entered in the raffle of a lifetime!”
  • 4/15-16: “Make sure you head over to stringsfordreams.com to get your chance to win the last-of-its-kind carbon fiber mandolin!”
  • 4/17-18: Join the IBMA Foundation team to help keep the future of bluegrass music growing strong! Please head over to stringsfordreams.com to buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a Z Mandolin!
  • 4/19-20: “This carbon fiber mandolin is perfect for all your late-night jamming needs! Get your tickets for a chance to win at stringsfordreams.com
  • 4/21-23: “Ready for a mandolin upgrade? Get your $20 ticket to win the last-of-its-kind carbon fiber Z Mandolin at stringsfordreams.com now!” Don’t need a mandolin? I bet you know someone who would love to have this collector’s item, fine-sounding instrument!
  • 4/24-26: “Help build the future of bluegrass by buying your ticket for the IBMA Foundation’s Strings for Dreams raffle at stringsfordreams.com
  • 4/27-28: “We want to see the future of bluegrass thrive and you can help! Head over to stringsfordreams.com to do your part and maybe win the grand prize while you’re at it!”
  • 4/29-30: Looking for a consistently fine sounding mandolin that rarely goes out of tune (even in the rain) and is nigh impossible to damage? Tour and toddler-proof? Go to stringsfordreams.com and buy a raffle ticket to win the last carbon fiber Z Mandolin available on the planet.
  • 4/31: Let’s work together to support the future of bluegrass music. How, you ask? Visit stringsfordreams.com, and buy a Strings for Dreams raffle ticket! Not only are you making a difference, but you’re also given a chance at being the new owner of the legendary, LAST-EVER carbon fiber made Z Mandolin.
  • 5/1: Happy first day of May! Let’s celebrate together. Have you gotten your ticket yet? Go to stringsfordreams.com to secure your chance at the last carbon fiber mandolin of its kind!”
  • 5/2: Mother’s Day is coming up; you know what that means! Show your Mom how much you appreciate her by buying Strings for Dreams Raffle tickets. Tickets can be found at stringsfordreams.com.
  • 5/3: Rainy summer rainy days won’t be a bother anymore with a carbon fiber Z Mandolin! This weather-proof instrument will make those stormy festival nights so much cooler. Enter today at stringsfordreams.com for your chance to snag the last one ever made!
  • 5/4: “We all want to see a strong future for bluegrass music. You can help by entering in the raffle to help provide scholarships for students of our beloved genre. And who knows, maybe you’ll win the last-of-its-kind Z Mandolin! Go to stringsfordreams.com to secure your spot.”
  • 5/5: Calling all bluegrass lovers – have you entered in the Strings for Dreams raffle yet? You could be the proud owner of  Z Mandolin #25 in just nine more days! “Visit stringsfordreams.com and get your tickets now! SHOUT OUT to our friends at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee today, who are hosting The Big PayBack for the next 24 hours. Find our page there at: 

    https://www.thebigpayback.org/IBMAFoundation!”

  • 5/6: “One more week until you could be the proud owner of the last ever carbon fiber Z Mandolin. This instrument is perfect for all your late-night jam session needs. Who wouldn’t want a spot in this raffle? Go to stringsfordreams.com to get your ticket!”
  • 5/7: “The future of bluegrass music needs your help, and how great would it be to win a one-of-a-kind mandolin while doing so? All proceeds from the Strings for Dreams raffle go to fund the mission of the IBMA Foundation to help make the future of bluegrass brighter. Do your part and go to stringsfordreams.com to enter!”
  • 5/8: “The clock is ticking on your chance to win this Z Mandolin! Make sure to stop by stringsfordreams.com and get your tickets today before it’s too late”
  • 5/9: Happy Mothers Day! You KNOW what Mama wants more than roses, jewelry or chocolate this year is a chance to win a new mandolin. Head over to stringsfordreams.com to get your raffle tickets now, support a good bluegrass cause, and make Mama happy. (You know what they say about Mama being happy: everybody’s happy!)
  • 5/10: Four too Many! We wish it were May 14th, but we are only 4 DAYS from the launch of our very first virtual raffle. We hope to see you there! Visit stringsfordreams.com for the latest updates.
  • 5/11: 3! DAYS! AWAY! Can’t you see we’re excited! We hope you are too! If you haven’t already secured your tickets, head over to stringsfordreams.com to join in on the fun!
  • 5/12: “Time is ticking on your Strings for Dreams raffle entry! Visit our website at stringsfordreams.com to get your ticket today!” 
  • 5/13: GET EXCITED! Tomorrow is our first ever virtual Strings for Dreams Raffle! We know you’ve been longing for this day, and the wait is finally over. See you there!” Go to stringsfordreams.com and get your last handful of raffle tickets before midnight tonight!

Day-Of Drawing – May 14th 

  • 5/14: “Winner, winner. Bluegrass Dinner! The IBMA Foundation “Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle” drawing will be TODAY at noon Eastern Time, at facebook.com/bluegrassfoundation. See you there!