Archive for: November, 2013

Thanksgiving

With the upcoming holiday we would like to highlight the word Thanksgiving in our Word Of The Week.   According to Merriam-Webster: Thanksgiving- the fourth Thursday in November in the U.S. or the second Monday in October in Canada celebrated as a legal holiday for people to be thankful for what they have Really Thanksgiving…

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Rewarding

Rewarding People of all ages are far more motivated when they are rewarded.  Building in a rewards system into your fundraiser is vital.  By Rewarding achievements everyone stays focused and motivated to push forward.  By creating healthy competition, you discourage mediocrity and produce a far more rewarding fundraiser.  Public recognition is vital as well.  People…

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Execute

Execute –If you don’t execute your ideas, the die Roger von Oech   Execution of the plan is always the hardest part of  any event.  The key to execution lies in these 4 steps:   Keep Event Dates- Write them down, set reminders and milestones KEEP TO THE PLAN!!!! Follow-through- if you have an assignment,…

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Well Informed

Well Informed By being well-informed you can take your fundraiser to unbelievable heights.  When the leaders of your fundraiser are informed of the goal, the action needed, and the rewards available they can coach and inspire their team to higher levels.  There are four key elements to being well-informed; Leadership Meetings, Set Expectations, Inform, and…

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Organized

“Organization is like exercise. It’s not very effective if you do it only once; you have to keep at it.”   -L.A. Organizing Pro Jill Pollack   Being organized is important in any endeavor you pursue; however it is vital when it comes to fundraising.  Without remaining organized, your fundraiser will not see the full…

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Purposeful

Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to said the cat. I don’t much care where, said Alice. Then it doesn’t matter which way you go, said the cat. … So long as I get somewhere, Alice added…

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P.O.W.E.R.

What is the American Youth P.O.W.E.R. Fundraising System? Purposeful- Identify Needs, Focus on purpose, Remove Fluff, Define Goals Organized- Strategic Calendar, Create Groups, Track Inventory, Record Sales Well Informed- Leadership Meetings, Set Expectations, Inform Early/Often, Kick Off Events Executed- Keep Event Dates, Follow-Through, Complete Tasks, Act Quickly Rewarding- Reward Achievement, Discourage Mediocrity, Public Recognition, Promptly…

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