Stimulus for Good, a YouHelp.com Initiative!

Stimulus for good, a YouHelp.com initiative: Join us as we embark on our project to help rebuild the lives of our loved ones.

Millions of Americans will soon be getting another round of emergency stimulus funding. And for many people, these funds will come as a true life saver. Some people will use the money to fill up their food pantries. And for other families, these funds will help pay the rent, mortgage, or other vital utilities.

However, many Americans were blessed to financially survive this pandemic with little negative effects.

So before you run out and buy something you may or may not need, I would like to suggest another option.

How about giving a portion of the funds to charity?

There are many benefits to giving to a charity. And there is probably no better action that one can do to build up self-esteem than helping others. At the end of the day, the mere fact that you have made a positive impact in another person’s life has made that day worthwhile.

Are you existing or are you really alive? Ask yourself if you are growing as a person.

There is no better sign for all living organisms than growth. The fact is, you are only really living when you are growing. When one makes space in their heart for someone, they create room for new light to enter their life. By assisting someone who is in desperate need of funds, you are, in effect, sharing the breath of life.

So, if you are open to the option of sharing a part of your check or, if you are feeling very generous, most or all of your check, here are a few ideas of who you should give to.

First and foremost, you should look to your family.

As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water. Even if you haven’t spoken in years or even you had a past fallout, now is the time to look past that and rise to the occasion of greatness.

Don’t for a second believe that just because they say all is well, that it’s really is true.

If your family member lost a business or job due to the pandemic, chances are they are struggling financially. Perhaps you have relatives that need to add extra medical attention due to the pandemic. It could very well be that they can use the funds to help cover those costs.

Many family members may be too proud to accept the money, so try offering it as a long-term loan. Another option is to find a mutual friend or relative to help convince family members to accept the gift.

It is so easy to judge people in a negative way. However, today I dare you to try something new. Judge people and specifically these family members in a positive light. If there is a rift, try to find a reason that shows perhaps whatever caused the issue was completely not as you thought but much more innocent.

Stimulus For Good, A YouHelp.com Initiative!
Stimulus For Good, A YouHelp.com Initiative!

If you are satisfied that there are no family members in need of your help, turn to your friends. As the saying goes, friends are family that we choose for ourselves. Here, if you used your charitable funds to mend a broken relationship, the positive impact would be even more valuable.

Make sure to give the funds with tact and add a good word or two.

You can come out of this as a big winner on so many fronts. So, plan your giving by making sure that your act of giving does not unintentionally embarrass anyone.

If family and friends are all in good standing, I highly suggest that you scroll through some very important campaigns on our YouHelp.com crowdfunding platform.

As a crowdfunding coach, I know many of these selfless individuals working so hard to spread light and hope throughout the world.

My final suggestion to you today is to share your story.

The inspiration from your story of kindness can help motivate others to follow in similar footsteps. Stimulus for Good is an important YouHelp.com initiative! Use your Facebook and Twitter account to broadcast the positive action to encourage others. As Americans, we can show the world what true value social media has when used as a tool to spread good deeds.

Finally, if you have an inspirational story of a positive act that was accomplished through the stimulus checks, please send it to support@youhelp.com, so that we can share it on our social media channels.

How Urgent Is Your Crowdfunding Campaign?

How urgent is your crowdfunding campaign? If you do not feel the urgency, then certainly your donors won’t either.

For as long as I can remember I have been working with nonprofit organizations. As a young student, nonprofits would partner with our schools to help raise money for their important causes. They gave us charity boxes and would award prizes to the students that brought back the most money.

Later in life when I was around sixteen, I got a job telemarketing for charities in Israel. Every night we would attack the phones, raising money primarily for Magen Dovid Adom. This ambulance rescue service operates comparatively to the Red Cross.

Generally, donors would respond respectfully, but often asked to call back later. They would ask how much they gave in the past and would match that number or give less, depending on their financial situation.

However, January 17th, 1991 was very different than any other fundraising night

That was the date when Saddam Hussein launched the first Scud missile at Israel. The entire country of Israel went into their bomb shelters wearing gas masks in fear of chemical warfare. I went to my desk and started making calls just as I did every night. However, this time people were doubling and tripling their donations! A few asked me please to call back the following week so that they could give again. The money was pouring in faster than we could dial the phones. For every rocket launched towards Israel, the donors would pledge more funds!

What made the fundraiser so successful was the sense of urgency. Now I agree that it is impossible to create a sense of urgency on the same level as a war. However, there are tools that charities can use to create an urgent environment.

This is why I teach nonprofits as a YouHelp.com crowdfunding coach to create a sense of urgency in their campaign

One way to create a sense of urgency is to set a clear and definite end date for the campaign. This date is repeatedly broadcasted to potential donors as time is running out. Without an end date, donors have a natural tendency to procrastinate with their donations. Charities have to allow themselves enough time to raise the money they need. However, they should not waste available time.

But some charities use an all-or-nothing tactic to create a sense of urgency. This means that if they do not reach their financial campaign goal, all the money raised will go back to the donors. In my opinion, this is going too far. I also advise nonprofits to focus on a specific goal that will have a direct positive impact that is urgent.

Once the goal is reached the donors and the organization can celebrate together.

Urgency is also critical for your team of volunteers

As long as there is an urgency volunteers together with staff will be focused on a common goal. Charities need as much help as they can get and people willing to volunteer can be critical for a successful campaign.

To learn more about how your nonprofit can create a compelling crowdfunding campaign send us an email at support@YouHelp.com