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Sarcastic Prophet

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:56 am

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:57 am
What is the C.A.P.?

    We yearn for our members' ideas, suggestions, and unique perspective, which is why we offer to you the opportunity to get real hands-on experience in operating the NSTG behind-the-scenes.

    The C.A.P., or the Crew Assistance Program, is a program in which you will be able to help NSTG Crewmembers plan for events, get an insider's look at all of the time and effort that goes into creating an NSTG event, and even start thinking about whether or not being an NSTG Crewmember could be right for you!

    The CAP Guild is an invite-only, hidden guild where all event preparation is discussed in secrecy. Should you be admitted to the program, a guild invitation will be sent to you via private message.


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Sarcastic Prophet

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:59 am
How do CAP volunteers help out?

    So glad you asked! Here's a list of all of the things CAP volunteers can do to contribute to an amazing NSTG event. Anything that has a $ symbol next to it involves financial compensation from the NSTG treasury, so don't worry about ever having to spend any of your own savings by being a part of the program!

    • Sign up to be a Fairy. $ Every month, a volunteer takes on the mysterious persona of the NSTG Fairy. The Fairy composes their own unique message to send every time they go "on duty" and selects an item that will become their trademark over the course of the month; then, they anonymously send this gift with a message to active guild members.

    • Host a contest or game thread. $ A contest is just what it sounds like -- a competition between participating members, such as avatar contests, art contests, and writing contests. A game thread is a thread in which anyone who "plays" -- either by rolling dice, submitting an RNG post, etc. -- can win a small prize. If you prefer to have your workload concentrated towards the end of the event and love judging contest submissions, hosting a contest might be great for you. If you would like to have your workload spread out over the course of the event and enjoy giving out prizes to a larger amount of people, then hosting a game might be right for you.

    • Invite artists to set up art booths in the event subforum. As an event's art booth coordinator invites artists to set up small, temporary art shops -- known as "art booths" -- inside the Holiday Event subforum. You will send a friendly, invitational PM to several artists who have opened art booths in the NSTG before (or, perhaps, have not!) and encourage them to contribute to an upcoming event by offering their art or graphics to participants at a reasonable price.

    • Host an item raffle or auction to raise money for the NSTG. $ The NSTG will provide with some items that are in the guild treasury to put up for auction or raffle off to event participants. All proceeds will benefit the NSTG.

    • Host an art auction or raffle to raise money for the NSTG. It will be your duty to find a group of artists (two or three is a good amount) who would be willing to auction or raffle off their artwork, customized or not. The majority of the proceeds will benefit the NSTG; some will be offered to the artists as a token of gratitude.

    • Welcome Newbies. Welcome new members as they post in the Introduction forum, the "How you found NSTG" and "Birthday" threads, and also welcome those new to Gaia in the Welcome subforum of Gaia.

    • Help us plan for an NSTG party. During each event, we combine forces with some close friends of the NSTG, such as THE Charity Event Guild, and host a fantastic Towns event! We need suggestions from you, though. What games should we play in Towns? What kinds of activities should we have? What will be the dress code? You get to help decide! (On hold until Gaia gets Towns and/or Chat areas working smoothly again.)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:05 am
Apply Today!

    We're looking for dedicated, friendly, and trustworthy individuals who are willing to help with two events per year.

    We hope you have at least 100 posts here in the NSTG to show you have familiarity with the guild. (Familiarity is required, the post count is a bonus). You can find your post count in NSTG by clicking Guild Members button above the guild forums and searching for your name.

    If you wish to apply, fill out the following form and send it via private message to JoyRose.

    [color=cornflowerblue][b][size=14]Application for the NSTG's Crewmember Assistance Program[/size][/b][/color]

    [list][*][b]Why do you want to join the Crew Assistance Program (CAP)?:[/b]

    [*][b]Any previous experience running contests/hosting events/ect?:[/b]

    [*][b]What is your availability?:[/b]

    Which of the below CAP functions would you be interested in helping with? You can say yes/no next to them.
    [list][*]NSTG Fairy
    [*]Game Thread Host
    [*]Contest Host
    [*]Art Booth Coordinator
    [*]Raffle or Auction Host
    [*]Newbie Welcomer[/list]


We may ask you some or all of the following questions to help coordinate the Crew Assistance Program (CAP):
  • Which NSTG events have you participated in previously, if any?

  • What did you like best about them?

  • Do you have any suggestions that might help us improve them?

  • For each function below, please rate your familiarity with it on a scale of 1 to 5, where:
      1 = Never heard of that! (Not a problem, we are just looking for information.)
      2 = I think I know what that is.
      3 = I am familiar with that function but not interested in it. (We value your honesty!)
      4 = I could do that with a some training and guidance. (We are good at training and guidance!)
      5 = I could do that with little or no help! (Not required, we are just looking for information.)

    • NSTG Fairy
    • Game Thread Host
    • Contest Host
    • Art Booth Coordinator
    • Raffle or Auction Host
    • Newbie Welcomer

  • Which activity or activities are you looking forward to helping us with?

  • Which ones are you least interested in helping with?


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