Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Making a Snowball in August

Are you too busy?
It seems as if the only possible answer in today's world is a firm "YES!"

I've noticed this myself in the last couple of weeks.  I've been neglecting the blog in favor of building web pages, sending emails and talking on the phone.  Believe me, it's good to be busy but neglecting this method of correspondence is not.

A number of nonprofit organizations have said "yes" to participation in the Responsible Referrals Guaranteed Donation Program.  I could not be happier and I'm looking forward to writing those donation checks.  The nonprofits seem to be excited as well.  This program allows them to be involved in a long-range, annuity-type program that doesn't require dedicating a significant portion of their limited resources to the effort.  Since the program isn't asking volunteers, staff and supporters for cash, it can run alongside other fundraising initiatives without conflict.
Through Facebook reminders, newsletters, links on nonprofit web pages and the occasional mass email, our participants will eventually see results in the form of donation checks.  Amazing days ahead! 

82 degrees but this snowball has been in my
freezer since December 2010.  I don't know why.
But for now, we are just beginning to make our snowball.  Soon, it will start its descent toward the bottom of the mountain all the while increasing in weight and size. This image is good for two reasons: 
  1. This graphically depicts the event.  The more our program expands, the more the donations will be.  The more the donations increase, the more the program expands! 
  2. We've been enduring a very hot and humid summer this year. Snow sounds nice! (Well, it does today, at least!)
Although we know that you're over-the-top-busy, maybe you'd consider spending a couple of minutes to help with the formation of this snowball.  A nice round snowball (unlike the picture) will work better and we ask for your help to make this happen.
  1. Are you, or is someone you know thinking of buying or selling real estate?  Responsible Referrals would just love to find the new agent!  Every real estate customer has the opportunity to tell us where the Guaranteed Donation should go as long as the nonprofit receiving the donation works within our mission statement.  At an estimated 5 to 6 million sales units this year, you must know somebody!
  2. Do you know of a nonprofit who is working with homeless kids and families?  Please introduce us!  You can help them benefit from this program at a time when funding is becoming scarce while the need is not.  Just one referral could generate over $1,000.00!  We're looking for large and small organizations all over the country. There's certainly one in your city!
  3. Check the link at the top of this page that says "Participating Nonprofit Organizations".  It's growing a little bit every day.  These are organizations that need your support and assistance!
  4. Maybe you'd be willing to share the Responsible Referrals story with your Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts and family/friends at your next gathering! 
The word gets out and lives get saved!
Are you too busy? 

1 comment:

  1. The snowball may mean you need to do a freezer defrost - or more likely knowing you, it has sentimental value!
    Thanks for the update, and yes I'm too busy - but never to give you a shout out. Keep up the good work m.:)