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An Easy Fundraising Solution for All NonProfit Organizations

Tired of the same old tired fundraisers year after year? 

Now there's a better way.  


As I look back at my life over the past 10 – 15 years I realize I have been involved in fundraising in one way or another whether I wanted to be or not.  As a teacher, coach, parent of 6, board member on the local sports team and just a person living in a house, I have either been looking to generate some funds, help one of my kids solicit funds or been hit up by one of the neighborhood kids pretty much every month of my parenting life. 

One of the biggest obstacles I have noticed the vast majority of these fundraising efforts faced was the ability to consistently produce money. I mean they might have made some good money for the group in the 2 weeks the fundraiser was going but then the well dried up and to put it simply, when the fundraiser ended so did the money.  Every year we did the same grueling task of generating funds.  Every year (or sometimes even more often) I would have a carbon copy football player standing in my doorway wanting me to buy the same thing I still didn’t need.  Of course I usually bought the stuff anyway.

I always thought there had to be a better way.  A way to produce recurring revenues without the hassles of traditional fundraising or the pressures of being forced to purchase a product I really didn’t want or need but bought just to be the “nice” guy.

Well, I am here to tell you I finally found that way.  And like most great discoveries it was by accident.
 
Here’s my story.

I have been a member of Shaklee for almost 20 years.  Shaklee is a company that has heritage of over 50 years and was founded by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee in 1956. Shaklee has sold over 500 million products. It has developed and sold one of the first bio-degradable non-toxic cleaners - Basic H. It is the #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S. The company has invested over $250 million in research & development and clinical testing and performs over 83,000 tests for product quality annually.  In other words, they are a good company that does things right and has stood the test of time.


Well, even though I am a member of Shaklee and even an Independent Distributor, I didn’t know until just a couple of months ago when I heard from a friend that Shaklee has introduced a fund-raising program that can:

  1. Provide a consistent revenue stream that can work 24 / 7 / 365 days a year!
  2. Minimize effort in planning & staffing.
  3. Reduce or eliminate the negatives that are associated with traditional fundraising.
  4. Offer a way for everyone to get involved without being forced to buy something they don’t need.

This new program can offer you a sustainable fund-raising solution through a "Cause Marketing" Partnership program.

Shaklee has over 300 products in their various product lines - products like Green Household Cleaners, Personal Care and Beauty Products, Vitamins, Supplements, and Weight Loss Systems. By offering Shaklee products to your members and supporters, your organization can raise substantial funds. That's because you get paid not just once, but every time one of your families purchases from Shaklee through your organization. Since the average family spends $25 to $100 per month on these kinds of products, each family that redirects their spending to your organization could result in up to $1200 of spending per year! (2004 GuideStar Survey) And according to a recent study, 76% of American households said they would change brands to support a cause.

Just imagine if your organization achieved participation from just a few members.  Just 5 -10 people purchasing every month could get you $80 - $150 each month. 


If only 25 members and families participated and each family made purchases of $100 per month here's how much your organization could receive: 25 families each spending $100/month = $2500 in spending and a monthly bonus for your group of around $500. That's $6,000 per year potential! What if you could get 100 families to participate? Then your organization could raise a potential $24,000 per year!

But if you are like me, you are already looking for the fine print.  I know I did when I heard about this opportunity.  There had to be a catch, some monthly expense, some requirement that we had to purchase some goofy product no one wanted, something…

But after looking in every corner and every little crack, the fine print just isn’t there.  I did the research and what I found out is there is absolutely no cost involved.  Shaklee waived all the signup fees and the monthly fees for the website they give you.  They did this as their way of giving back and support non-profits.  As they put it, it was their way of doing well while doing good.

So no cost, no risk and no requirements on purchases; Just buy what you use and need and nothing else.  And in the process families are supporting the local schools, sports teams, churches and really any non-profit group who wants to sign up.  Now to me that’s a Win-Win situation.

So what are you waiting for?  The only way to lose is to do nothing or even worse keep doing the same old fundraisers you dread year after year.  This is not an opportunity you have to think about, its that one you need to take advantage of. 

Do the research yourself and I think you will be sitting over here next to me singing the praises of the one that didn’t get away – Cause Marketing, the Easy Fundraiser (That actually works)

 Now is the time for your organization to raise the funds it needs to continue its important mission!







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Michael Tomberlin
Shaklee Independent Distributor




So no cost, no risk and no requirements on purchases; Just buy what you use and need and nothing else.



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