So many people have jumped on the AI train using ChatGPT to write books in no time at all, create their marketing materials, write blogs, write website copy, and more… Unfortunately, they’re also using AI to develop grant and sponsorship proposals.I understand the appeal for people to save time and get things done quickly, but sponsors want to work with YOU (not an AI bot).
Have you ever found that inspiration is sometimes like a domino effect? Someone’s actions inspire you and then, like dominoes, you inspire others with your actions… and so on and so on. At Raise a Dream, we love sharing (and hope you enjoy seeing) other people’s projects, the dreams they are raising, and their celebrations and good news. The projects that our Raise a Dream clients and community are bringing to life make such a difference.
We put a call out to our Raise a Dream community to provide us with an update on or a combination of:
Inspiration seeds more inspiration. Have you found that when you learn about people bringing their projects to life, it often inspires you to step into action on your goals and projects? We are excited in this blog (and future articles) to present a client spotlight featuring some of our many Raise a Dream community and client wins.
We asked clients from our community to share one or a combination of:
A win or something they are celebrating
Their favourite tip or action strategy from one of our trainings (and how it impacted their results)
Take a read. See the many ways that bringing projects to life can make a difference and, when you combine these wins, look at the many lives touched and impacted.
Making an impact, working in collaboration with marginalized individuals and groups, and creating a culture of belonging is the work that Jessie Sutherland, Director of Intercultural Strategies and one of Raise a Dream’s community members, has done passionately for many years. It is with tremendous joy that we acknowledge Jessie for being a recipient of the prestigious BC Achievement Foundation 2023 Community Award:
The Community Award program celebrates British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others. It honours individuals who devote their time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, resilient and inclusive.
Authors put so much time, energy and resources into writing their book that, often, they’re not ready for the next phase of hard work with the marketing and selling of the book. As an 11x best-selling author, I know first hand how much effort goes into bringing a book to life and keeping sales alive on a regular basis. Your writing will reach more readers when you treat your book like a business. With that in mind, your book needs a business plan to ensure its ongoing success.
When you think about your book as a business, you will find you are more creative and more focused in your marketing and sales strategies.
Sponsor-seekers, here are a few mistakes to avoid...
You can start by using our Raise a Dream BOGO (Buy One GIFT One) method where you encourage attendees at book signings to purchase two books. The purchaser takes one copy of the book home to read and the second copy is donated to a charity that you have preselected. It is great to have the charity present at the book signing to accept the donated books.
We also recommend that you always discuss the arrangements with the bookstore first. Most stores are more than fine with the strategy as they see the potential to sell more books (without discounting the price) while also doing good for the community.
In this article, we will cover six activities to create and increase book sales for the holiday season.