Ten Highly Effective Habits to Help Kidpower Grow
1. Tell a friend (and another and another…) Most people come to us through word of mouth. This means from YOU! If you feel that you or your loved ones have benefited from our services, your personal conversation will inspire others to take a class. Please tell the people in your life to give us a call.
2. Give a class as a gift. Safety, confidence and peace of mind make meaningful gifts for any occasion – birthday, graduation, holiday, or just because birthday, graduation, holiday, or just because you want to let someone know that you care. It’s easy – just call with a credit card or send us a check for a gift certificate.
3. Donate to our scholarship fund to honor someone you care about. We will send a personal card to anyone you wish to honor.
4. Have the organization you belong to sponsor a workshop. It’s a rewarding way to make a difference. We will give you a packet of information to present to your Board of Directors or leaders of your school group, place of worship, youth group, service club, or community organization. Call our office for options and costs.
5. Organize a workshop yourself. Set a date with us and we’ll make you a flyer. Reach out to your family, friends, neighbors with this opportunity to take a workshop together. Find a place at your home, the local library, office or a nearby community center.
6. Introduce Kidpower to your service club. Are you a member of Rotary, Sertoma, Kiwanis, Lions, or other service club? We are happy to arrange a presentation for your members because we know that they are community leaders who will help us in spreading the word and in considering us for funding.
7. Introduce Kidpower to your workplace giving resources. Does your company make donations to nonprofit groups? Do you conduct a workplace giving campaign? Is there a matching gift program for employees who volunteer or donate? Please give our office information about who to approach and how, so that we can submit a formal application. Your personal endorsement will make a huge difference in our credibility in seeking grants or donations at your place of work.
8. Designate Kidpower as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance, IRA and retirement plan. You can make a simple bequest to Kidpower by adding the following statement to your will: “I give $__________ (or the following assets) to Kidpower, a charitable tax exempt 501(c)3 organization located at 10 Boulder Crescent, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Call us for our Tax ID number. If you designate Kidpower as the beneficiary for your IRA or Retirement Plan, you may be able to reduce your inheritance taxes to your children while making a substantial donation.
9. Make a direct donation of stock. Stock donated to a nonprofit organization can be deducted from your income taxes at full market value while being exempt from capital gains tax. Call or write our office for further information.
10. Last but not least, make a direct donation of cash. Remember that all donations are tax deductible. Also, consider the impact you can have by extending your giving throughout the year. a pledge for a monthly or quarterly amount. For example, a gift of $500 might sound like more than you could handle, yet that is only $42 a month. Even $10 a month adds up to $120 for the year.