Sunday, March 7, 2010

Message #6 From Your Artful Mentor

Hi Guys! Yes, it is I, your Artful Mentor, with my weekly message for you.

I’m going to start by remind you about a few dates:

1. Tomorrow, March 8 – Fund Raising Clinic, Buffalo Wild Wings, 6:30. Please be there if at all possible. In any event, please let Cate know one way or another if you will be there or not.

2. Tuesday, March 16 – Silent Auction, Blackfinns Restaurant, 6:30. You should be collecting items, and as you get items, let Cate know what they are and the value. Do this as you get items so she can prepare bid sheets as time goes on. That way she doesn’t have a last minute rush.

3. Saturday, March 20 – after training, we are talking about having a team breakfast. It is a good chance to relax, and enjoy good food and good conversation with your teammates.

About half of you are doing great with your fundraising. But particularly if you are lagging behind a bit, the silent auction can be a great opportunity to make up ground quickly. I have seen people make as much as $1,000 from this one event. If your fundraising needs a jump, this is a great opportunity to get some money coming in. Every item you provide for the auction and that gets sold goes directly to your fundraising. So you have this week remaining to get as many of items as possible – go out and beat the bushes. Let your friends know about it – send out emails, call and text them, and put up posters. You want to let them know as early as possible so they can set aside the date and time. Remember – this is a one time opportunity, so take advantage of it. A successful auction depends on two things: lots of great items and lots of people coming to bid. So do all you can to make that happen.

If you are not participating in the auction, then you should be using this week to get out an update and/or your letter.

Fund raising idea – March Madness is about to kick into high gear. Offer to wear the cap of your team’s rivals for a day or so in exchange for an appropriate donation. The more hated the rival, the bigger the donation.

Let me know if you need help. I am trying not to bug you (yet) but am always glad to chat. I hope I see you all at the fundraising clinic tomorrow night.

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