Anyone can make a difference, and MemberPlanet is giving everyday folks the tools they need to make a big impact.
In 2009 Lynn and her husband Willie saw a news story about a shortage of donations to the local Toys for Tots armory. Wanting to make a difference for the struggling families in their area, they emailed a few friends to rally some donations. The overwhelmingly positive response led them to begin an annual tradition.
In 2012 Lynn began using MemberPlanet to take her campaign to the next level, earning a record of $1,800 - enough to fill an entire van full of toys.
Excited to see Lynn return this year to host her 2013 campaign, our team wanted to what made her choose MemberPlanet as her fundraising platform...
“MemberPlanet has provided me with the benefits that a large fundraising effort can afford, for my small one. It was so straightforward to use and allowed me to set the whole thing up without a lot of time on my part.”
It is easy to see a news story about overwhelming hardship and feel ill-equipped to help, but people like Lynn and Willie remind us that anyone can lend a hand. In fact, if you are reading this, you have all the tools you need to begin a campaign of you own.
Lastly, we had to ask, what was Lynn’s best advice for first time fundraisers?
“The simplest and most transparent approach is the best. If people do not have to jump through a lot of hoops or worry that their hard earned money is being spent inappropriately, they will be more willing to part with it.”
So what are you waiting for?? The holidays are the perfect time to begin a campaign.
Start small. Every donation counts!