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.

Dream It and Believe It

If you dream it, it will come. How many of you remember the movie, “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner? For the younger generation who haven’t seen it, I highly recommend that you watch it. It is a very inspiring movie that helps motivate leaders to go after their dreams – to “dream it and believe it.”

Crowdfunding for a mission has a lot in common with the methodology of this film. You see, in order to get your project funded, you have to picture your project already done and then work backward. There is a direct connection between one’s dream and what one is destined to do in this world. If you dreamt it then the means exist for you to accomplish your dream. The only question is: Will you do the work that is needed in order to get it done?

The problem is that we often let naysayers get in the way of our dreams. We bump into a wall, and we hear the voices of all those negative people saying, “I told you so!” When that happens, most of us pack up our bags and head home. After all, very few people have the level of willpower to keep on going when the chips get stacked against us. So, here are a few tips for you to get through the difficult faces in a crowdfunding campaign.

1. Create a vivid vision.

You had a vision of a better future, and as a crowdfunding campaign leader you must keep that vision alive and well for everyone to see. Express your vision in its fullest details, making it as vivid as possible. Make sure the vision is so real that you can even smell the flowers and taste the freshly brewed coffee. Picture the people coming and going into your nonprofit and thanking you and your staff for the tremendous difference you made in their lives. Now take that vision and go over to canva.com and create some social media posts that portray that vision to the world. Share it out on your Facebook,Twitter,LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

2. Psyche yourself up with excitement!

Pinch yourself and ask yourself: Are you awake or are you still sleeping? People don’t follow leaders that are sleeping. They want to follow leaders that are filled with enthusiasim for their mission. People look to connect with people whose lives are alive with a purpose! So ask yourself, just how passionate are you about your mission? Leaders that are passionate about their mission see their mission much greater than something bound to their physical capabilities. The only way your mission will get to where it needs to get to is by jumpstarting inner excitement of those around you to join with you in your cause.

3. Design and implement a practical strategy to reach your goals.

A dream will stay a dream unless you plan a practical strategy to implement your dream. Some people who are dreamers have a bit of trouble with this step. This is where the YouHelp.com coaching sessions come in. Working with a coach will help you set practical, smaller milestone goals in order to build your way up the ladder to reach your final goal. Once those milestone goals are reached, you will start to see the formation of the project. This will encourage you to move up on the ladder step by step, rung upon rung, until we get there together.

4. Use the YouHelp.com weekly goals chart.

The goals chart asks campaign leaders to carefully list five small daily goals that they accomplished. Starting off with a low bar and working ourselves slowly upwards keeps away the desire to quit. The goals chart is how we open our coaching sessions, so that team leaders can share their accomplishments and discuss what difficulties they are having with reaching their goals. In addition, by the mere fact of knowing that the goals chart will be reviewed by the coach, can provide a positive pressure to campaign leaders to make sure the goals are accomplished.

5. Truly believe in your mission.

There is a famous story of a poor person that came to a mystical holy man and asked for a miracle to help him with his financial situation. The holy man gave the poor person some money and told him to buy a ticket for this week’s lottery drawing. The poor person purchases the lottery ticket with the first prize in the hundreds of millions.

A few minutes later he bumps into his friend, excited that he purchased a lottery ticket with the money from the holy Man and soon he will be a millionaire. His friend asks him to sell him the ticket for $1,000. The poor person says, “No way, this is the winning ticket. I am not letting it go for less than $5,000.” His friend purchases the ticket for $5,000 and wins the lottery. So, the reality is based on what you truly believe to be true. You can only expect other people to believe in your mission as much as you truly believe in it. So, dream it and believe it!

To find out how your nonprofit can transition to online fundraising with the help of a crowdfunding coach send an email to support@YouHelp.com