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And REMEMBER: No matter how little you have, you ALWAYS have something to give. BE STRONG! GIVE MORE! Thank you!!
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The following was posted earlier this evening on social media:
THEME OF THE WEEK: “How fundable are your outcomes?”
As board members of New Image Youth Center we were being coached by an expert in non-profit fundraising, and that was our challenge. Answer that question.
The reality is, The Give Team needs a little help. The Give Team takes a commitment, and 2019 has been different than 2018. The commitment has been to coaching, and not as much on raising the funds we need to do what we do. The workouts are free, so that’s easy. It’s the events that require $$$. To net it out, we need to come up with $960 between now and Thursday in order for The Give Team to participate in The Green Beret Challenge trail run (sorry, Mark – it’ll always be GBC and the White Sox will always play in Comiskey Park).
We’ve found our way to four events in 2019, thanks to incredible efforts from many who follow our team (and most importantly, thanks to the generosity, compassion and understanding nature of Mrs. Andrea Mason). Our original model accounts for two races - one at the end of the spring, and one at the end of the fall as a reward for the hard work put in during each season. If not for Spartan and the people behind that organization, we wouldn’t have run the four races we’ve run (THREE during the spring - one in Jacksonville, one in West Palm Beach and the third in Ft. Bragg). If not for MANY individuals who donated their time, money, gently used footwear, etc., we wouldn’t have had the experiences we’ve had.
Our team was faced with a choice earlier this year, after I saw our challenge with funding. Part of our program involves SATURDAY WORKOUTS followed by SATURDAY BREAKFASTS. As participation increased, breakfasts became more expensive (between $110 - $150 a week, for those keeping track at home). The choice was theirs to make: keep the breakfasts and have less events, or more events and scrap breakfast. It was unanimous. The guys chose the events (more to come on the angels who've helped with our "breakfast issue").
Why? Because each event creates lifelong memories and strengthens relationships with people they wouldn’t otherwise know. After all, life is team sport. Each event creates experiences with people like the men and women of Operation Enduring Warrior who share the same vision as The Give Team – build stronger communities by rallying as a team around those who are traveling a difficult path. If you’ve ever run a race with us, you know these races impact those around us.
How fundable is that? You tell me after you hit this link. That’s simple third grade math, but graduate level psychology.
IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO MIGHT HELP, please forward this along to them.
NEXT POST: What HAS The Give Team accomplished? Put another way, SO WHAT?
Brad Mason is head coach of The Give Team, and a firm believer that no matter how little you think you have, you ALWAYS have something to give. So give more. Give more smiles, more compliments, more focus, and more effort.