"This is about all of us Joining Forces as Americans. And we can do it right where we live and work...If you ask any military family; they will tell you sometimes it’s the smallest things -these simple gestures that say “thank you” that can make the biggest difference in their lives." - First Lady Michelle Obama
Thank you for your interest in the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative. Your choice to volunteer your time underscores the CPA profession’s commitment to entrepreneurs and to members of our armed forces.
This toolkit is an exclusive AICPA member benefit. The tools provided below will assistant you as you aid these veterans.
Customizable Guide for Veteran Clients
This customizable guide is prepared for you to provide to your veteran clients prior to your initial meeting. Add your firm’s name and contact information to the guide using these instructions. Have copies of the guide available electronically on your website, or email directly to veterans, print at your office, or print at a professional copier (i.e. Kinko’s).
Sample Customizable Press Release
This press release template is ready to be customized and distributed to your local media. This template is tailored to this volunteer initiative and identifies the items that you may want to convey to the media and the public.
Use this web sticker on your firm’s website to promote your volunteerism efforts to all web visitors. Get instructions from your website administrator on how to correctly use this sticker.
LinkedIn - Volunteer Experience and Causes
Use LinkedIn's new Volunteer Experience and Causes profile section to showcase your volunteerism in the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative. These simple instructions will show you how to use LinkedIn to highlight your work through this initiative.
Please email us if you have any other suggestions that would be beneficial as you assist these veterans. In addition, please keep us updated on your experience throughout this process and the relationship you make with veterans through this initiative. We would love to hear your story!