Anyone that does any type of fundraising for a long period of time will be able to relate. We all go through moments of difficulty in fund raising and we often get discourage if not but for a couple days. Sometimes we feel as though we may be pestering a potential donor because we continue to ask. I'm here today to say that it does pay off!!!
|Monique Bell and Nichelle Fox|
If they don't say NO, keep at
it because unless they block you, there is always the possibility. I
am living proof. I ask, ask and continue to ask until someone tells me NO. A couple weeks ago, I got a call from someone that I'd been asking and I felt as though they weren't interested. I guess the timing was off or they were just distracted at that moment. Well, it turns out that my neighbor was one that I'd been emailing repeatedly and her company was looking for an individual to donate to
for their 1st quarter charitable donation. Guess who she nominated? Me!!! Little did I know, that they'd started following me prior to the walk on face book, my 3 Day page, etc. Medtech was checking out what I was doing in and for the community and they chose me!! Today I went
to get it the donation.
Talk about a huge boost to my fund!! Today, I went to the presentation at the MedTech Corporate offices here in GA. I'm still on cloud
9!!!! I learned more about the work behind the scenes for all the campuses they have and I was just super excited. I had another opportunity to share information about my reasons for doing what I do in regard to advocating for women and their breast health. Today I was the teacher out of the classroom and in the boardroom and the women took away some vital information. They are even considering finding a way to participate and possibly host my next Bra Painting Party. I was in my element and having the opportunity to engage so many women to be a part of a great experience, be involved in a great cause and have a positive impact. I would like nothing more than for them all at MedTech to join my walking team. Everyone can't do the 3 Day 60 event, but they can improve their health by walking with me as I train for 2013 and so can you.
|Monique Bell of Med Tech|