Pageant Finances & Fundraising
This blog is in response to a recent post about my “Dream Team” who was critical on my journey to Mrs. International 2014. The question arose about finances and it is completely appropriate to ask, so thank you inquiring minds. Without further ado, Mrs. International 2014 financial and fundraising best practices :)
With a strong business and fundraising background from my career experience, this is area is a strength for me. But what if it isn’t for you? I’m going to encourage you to make it one.
Law of Averages: For every ten “no’s”, you will get one “yes”. Now, you might have a row of no’s and a row of yes’s, but that is why it is the law of averages. So if you start off with a lot of no’s, don’t get discouraged
This was one of the pages includes in my sponsorship proposal, I wanted to communicate that they would be investing in someone who get results for their platform, has high visibility and is very marketable working with diverse market segments while being a part of the number one pageant system in the world.
I completely understand finances can be a challenge on your journey, for us, we had a plan and priorities of how to spend our finances, we are also two people who understand sacrifice very well and were committed to make life style changes for a bigger picture purpose (notice the “our”, my husband and I collaborated often as we went through the year). For me, if it’s important enough, there was a will and way to make it happen….we just can’t be afraid to work hard for it. Once I saw what was possible to advocate for Soles4Souls, it was my intention to show up 150% ready because that is what we can do, the rest is out of our hands and in the judges as one woman’s, or young ladies once in a lifetime dream comes true.
Good luck, pray often, make smart decisions and Never Give Up!
Live What You Love,
Your Mrs. International 2014