This May, we highlighted mothers making a positive impact in their communities! Thank you for continuously embracing a lifestyle of giving to help others. We hope you have a lovely time with your families.
The Scripsense Team
What do Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the Girl Scouts, and Orange County professionals all have in common? They are all going to be present at the upcoming Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast on May 8, 2018, at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center.
Every year Orange County United Way hosts an event that highlights breakfast as the most important meal of the day while providing an avenue for 800 professionals to raise funds for the next generation. Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a well-respected retired professional basketball player and the current president of basketball operations of the LA Lakers. He is this year’s Orange County United Way Keynote Speaker and is sure to provide some great insight into how to overcome challenges as they come.
All funds at this event will be raised for at-risk women and children. Having raised more than $2 million in the past, this event is crucial in giving at-risk women and children access to health care services, reading programs, after-school activities, physical fitness, career guidance, and even help with finding permanent housing.
Scripsense, a digital fundraising marketplace, is a proud sponsor of the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast because our company values enabling others to give back to their communities. This year’s event is sold out but to learn more about how you can still get involved, click here.
Melinda Masson, Scripsense Co-Founder/CEO, attended dinner yesterday evening with Dr. Mark Maier, Chapman University’s Organizational Leadership School Founder, and guest Howard Behar. Behar is the former Starbucks President of North America and the founding President of Starbucks International. During his career, he assisted in growing the company from 28 stores to more than 15,000.
Together they discussed the lessons learned from his life at Starbucks such as how to put people first and that while you can “train pets,” people should be “educated and coached.”
New Feature Alert: Scripsense announces that organizations can now accept direct monetary donations through the “Donate Now” feature on the site! To make this feature available to you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many ways to fundraise today and it can be difficult to determine what method is best for your organization. There are several positives to fundraising online. Below are 4 benefits that shed light on how online donations can really make a positive impact on your fundraising goals today:
Everyone is motivated by different situations when it comes to giving back to their community. For instance, when a natural disaster occurs that is a time when many come together. Everyone has busy schedules and they may not be able to make it to the onsite fundraising event that they want so badly to attend. Having an online donation feature on your site enables your members to donate at the time of their choosing and at a time that is financially best for them.
2. Simplicity of Options
In our fast-paced world, we are frequently asked to make decisions on the spot. When it comes to ways to spend money or make purchases, these options are even greater, but it can be overwhelming. Giving your members the opportunity to avoid one less decision and simply donate to the positive cause of their choosing can increase their chances of participating and help simplify their life.
3. High Velocity, Low Touch
After adding a donation feature to your organization’s site, it can handle a high volume of transactions and it will provide a savvy financial report for month’s end. Should your members have questions, they can contact email@example.com for assistance! Your organization can continue to earn while you go about the rest of your day without concern.
4. Ease of Use and the Ability to Participate Quickly
Reach your campaign goals faster by giving your members the opportunity to participate quickly and easily. Your members will likely have a deadline of when they need to reach their individual goals. Having an online donation feature available enables them to reach their goal at the push of a button.
It’s a no-brainer to start looking into how to add the scripsense online benefits to your site today. If you are a leader for a new organization interested in learning more about what scripsense has to offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Why not earn every time you are shopping? Click here to see examples of how you can additionally earn for your organization now.
Whether you are fundraising for your school, church, team, foundation or any other organization, we can help! Here are some simple ways to give back to the organizations you care about:
1. Set Specific Giving Goals and Write Them Down: Writing down your goals is proven to increase the odds of achieving them! How much do you want to earn for your organization each month? Do you want to beat the amount you gave in 2016? Be specific and place the paper somewhere you see everyday as a positive reminder!
From NorCal to SoCal, scripsense has revolutionized the concept of giving and redefined what it means to be philanthropic.
CEO Melinda Masson founded her first company in her early 20’s – Merit Property Management, Inc. – with a single contract for management of a condominium project. Masson continued her entrepreneurial ways for 30 years and added 4 more real estate related service companies, eventually morphing her enterprises into the Merit Companies. In 2007, Masson bundled her companies and sold them to FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ;FSRV;TSX:FSV), a publicly traded company.
As a mother of 3 and business owner, Masson has always been engaged with philanthropic organizations. Whether it is serving on the boards of directors, participating in key committees, or conducting strategic planning sessions to enhance their business plan; philanthropy and its unique challenges are well known to Masson. Known for her strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and the integration of new business models, Masson leads the business planning and alignment with key business partners to enhance scripsense. Her role as CEO will help make scripsense a household name. She continues to unveil new opportunities worldwide to support and develop the greater good to bring scripsense to every community.
President Lori Jackson has been in public relations as a fundraising advocate for more than two decades.
After working for the National Football League in public relations, Lori became more involved in outreach and enhancing community relation commitments. Throughout her career, she helped develop National Brands in supporting non-profits and launched community relation programs for master planned communities in California.
Coupled with her first-hand experience of the crucial role of fundraising, her focus of raising money for nonprofits was made even more personal once Lori’s 4 children were enrolled in private schools. After serving on committees and co-chairing events, it became clear that the traditional ways of scrip fundraising had been too cumbersome and less effective. Combining her background in public relations and marketing with her understanding of the needs of nonprofits, Lori co-founded scripsense to revitalize the industry and create a new lifestyle of giving.