Today I’m introducing my friend Gina and her remarkable success story. Gina is CEO of Building Bridges, a successful poverty alleviation agency. Last year she and her leadership team got serious about funding their mission. This young organization has a strong track record of success in their programs, but they were falling short in their funding efforts. In order to move up to the next level, they decided to take a huge leap forward by equipping their board to actively acquire the resources they really needed to succeed long term.
Gina’s full story is truly inspiring and I wish I could share it in its entirety. Instead, let me give you the Reader’s Digest version. Building Bridges enrolled a team of four in the Asking Academy. And in just 79 days in the program they raised $84,724. Wow!
For them, this amount was literally breathtaking! Even more astounding is the comparison of what they had raised from these same donors over the previous 12 months: exactly $8,000. I couldn’t be more thrilled about their results and am grateful to have been a part of their success.
I asked Gina to share about her experience and – without hesitation – she responded, “With the tools provided in the Asking Academy you walk away and instantly start to implement. If you get the opportunity, make sure you take advantage of it!” When asked about the financial investment Building Bridges made in the program she exclaimed, “It’s worth every penny!” Gina and her team are true pace setters and I wish them every success.
Applications are being accepted now for the next Asking Academy. If you know someone who is serious about raising more money, give me a call today.