Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ten tips for fundraising success!

In todays economy you will either struggle with your fundraising or you can make a positive difference in your organization. Here is an article that gives ten great tips for your fundraising success.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

How does the Non-Profit get paid?

Every week the Non-profit will get a check directly from Organo Gold coffee for the difference between wholesale and retail. Each and every week, after week, after week!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Raising $1,000,000 for non-profits.

Hi, my name is Larry Marko and I want to help non-profits raise over $1 million dollars in 2010. Why you ask? That’s a great question! I have been given a great gift and I would like to share it with everyone.
About 7 months ago my fiancé asked if I would be interested in a network marketing company that dealt with coffee. I thought huh, coffee... everyone drinks coffee. I looked into the company and not only did they sell coffee, tea and hot chocolate, but it was healthy for you. If I could help non profit organizations raise money with a healthy coffee that would be fantastic.

You see it contains Ganoderma Lucidum which is the only herb found in the physician desk reference. It has been used in Eastern medicine for over 4000 years.

According to Wikipedia there has been research showing that this herb helps lower, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.

According to the company that produces the physician’s desk reference Reishi is a mushroom that is often used by herbalists. It is used for altitude sickness, cancer, fatigue (tiredness), hepatitis, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides), post-herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain following a herpes infection), and to help thin the blood.

Other names for Reishi include: Ganoderma lucidum, Ling Chih, and Ling Zhi.

But enough about the coffee and tea, what does that have to do with helping non-profits raise money? I have put together a program that costs nothing for the organization to set up. They do not have to order any product. They don’t even have to take orders or pay for a website. There is NO DOWN SIDE!!

Here is how it works.
  1. I will set the organization up with the rights to buy the coffee at cost. FREE OF CHARGE
  2. I will pay for the organization's website for people to order from, for example:
  3. I will set up their website to take orders.
  4. They will send out an email letting their supporters know of a new fundraiser they are running. (They can also put an article in their newsletter)
  5. In the email. they will ask their support to forward the email to their friends and family telling them why they support this cause.
  6. The supporters will order the coffee and the organization will receive a check for the difference between wholesale and retail.

Let’s take a look at an example of how this works.
  1. The organization sends out an email to 2000 people and each of those people forward that email to 3 of their friends. (the average person has over 200 contacts) That is 6000 email inboxes.
  2. Let’s say that only 10% of those people order coffee. That is 600 people at a profit of $8 a box. 600 x $8 = $4800/month X 12 months = $57,600/year
This is just one way to run the fundraiser. They can also run it like a "normal" fundraiser where they take orders and deliver the coffee themselves. Doing it this way takes a lot more of their time but they can charge whatever they want for the price of the coffee, increasing their profit.
I am looking to help ANY non profit i.e. sports teams, schools, church groups, special interest groups, boy scouts, girl scouts, any and all.
If there is anyone that you know that would be interested in running a fundraiser like this - or you would like to help me coordinate the fundraisers please contact me. Together, we can help these non-profit groups make lots of money to support their causes.