Money Like Water
Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:43:00 PM
by Cynth'ya Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
|Donations just changed form.
Simple actual cruise for a church: Goal: 25 cabins (50 people)
Ended up with 300 passengers in 140 cabins.
Raised $32,000 for the church in one shot.
Amy Ford, from Austin TX.
Another example: Carnival Cruise assists Avon Breast Cancer Research
Oct. 2003. Raised $11,000. Reset another for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome foundation.
More lucrative example:
An 8 day cruise . $899; (Hotel rooms on land average $125 /day)
You don't eat. You don't get entertained. You don't see the world. You don't live in a luxurious atmosphere. And two people have spent $1000 on a hotel situation ($125 for 8 days) not including parking and no activities. Just a bed in a room.
More can be generated from free cabins earned (1 free cabin for 100% profit for every 16 cabins sold)
For the cruise: Donation mark-up $60.
Promote your cruise . $959.
Carnival matches at $5 per pax (passenger) per day up to $40/guest. Chartered ships can generate more.
For this example (the 8 day cruise) $40/guest match ($5/pax/day).
That equals $100/guest ($60 from the markup, & $40 from Carnival match--Translation: $200 per cabin)
Sell 20 staterooms = $4,000 to your org;
Sell 50 staterooms = $10,000 to your org
(One small minority arts organization did just this with fewer than 10 members on their board who went to work.)
FACT: Donations are hurting, but cruising in booming. More cruise ships are being built in the past 5 years than all the cruiseships that ever existed in the past 45 years.
FACT: People never forget this great experience, creates powerful word-of-mouth for future fundraisers with little effort. and increased results. Cruises also have wide range of included features to accommodate special needs. Each cruise has first class meals, 24/7 complimentary room service, Vegas-Style family friendly entertainment, friendly casinos, exciting activities & great destinations from 19 US ports. (20 ports in Sept 2009/Port of Baltimore)
For other ways to raise thousands: visit www.passport2giving.com (separate but extremely powerful program. Valentine's flowers, honeymoons, dress clothes, sporting goods, Ebay connection (they pay 25% thru Aisle19/YTB) also new and used car sales, passports, golf, tickets for events, anything a person buys including going to Walmart, can all go to any organization if they just knew how it's done.)
Meetings in major US cities and towns every week
Most 3 day cruises can raise thousands. blessin's
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