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You Need to Find a Way to Boot Camp – And Here’s Why

Daily Nuggets | | Kerry Suddes

You (or your new hire, board member, development director) need to find a way to get to Boot Camp. And here’s why:

It will change everything for you and your organization. The reason Boot Camp has such a huge impact on organizations is because we’re not just trying to make you a better charity or increase your annual fund by 10% – we’re teaching you how to be something completely different, to think bigger, and get bigger funding results.

It’s not a normal training. Boot Camp is chock-full of practical stuff. You’re building tools, developing strategy, and doing/thinking the entire time! Don’t expect two days of lecture and power points (you will be very disappointed). [Yes, you will have to do one practice visit and many ‘rehearsals’ at Boot Camp. A little trust on this one? It’s way better to learn here than with your best prospect.]

Results. You don’t want training; we know that. What you want is money, to get out of the rat race, to learn ‘the secret’. Boot Camp is designed to be both a stepping stone for transformation and a way to generate money for your organization in the next 100 days.

It works. We are out there every week and we will share lots of stories from the field to reinforce our points. Boot Camp drills (and drills) on fundamentals for your organization and for each individual who attends. Tom started Boot Camp as an alternative to ‘consulting’ and to create a tool with incredible value. He wanted to scale our impact by giving everyone an accelerated way to get different results, based on 30 years in-the-field.

It doesn’t cost any money. If you say it’s not in the budget, then you’re right. But if you want to think like an entrepreneur, then this is the place for you. Reallocate money and then use the ROI to provide budget relief wherever needed. UNDERWRITE this as a SOLUTION. Some suggestions from recent attendees:

Use money from a ‘marketing budget’.

Have someone ‘underwrite the training’ – as a guaranteed investment.

Put the training on a credit card and pay it off in 30 days with new gifts. (I love this one.)

Boot Camp is the best resource we can recommend. This solution helps everyone who attends.

We’ve extended our Early Bird pricing for April camp until this Thursday, April 2.

More info and registration here.

We also have a session in June (more here).

Answers to some FAQs:

Yes – We will feed you healthy, real food. Last year we had a food cart with VEGAN Sloppy Joes (and real sloppy joes for you carnivores out there). We have great coffee (and tea), tasty energy snacks, very few carbohydrates, and CHOCOLATE.

No – Contrary to popular belief of those in California, Ohio is not all corn fields. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the U.S., the headquarters of five Fortune 500 corporations, and home of the BEST zoo in the country (sorry, we gotta beat you on something, San Diego.) I will concede that there is no ocean breeze, but other than that, they just don’t make properties like this one in California. And we have donkeys.

Yes – It is customized. Totally customized. Everyone wants to know how to apply For Impact to their ‘sector’ – schools, social service agencies, rural communities, museums, animals, environmental, health, big nationals, small locals, etc. We customize each camp with examples and tools for YOU. We also take a lot of time to connect with each organization one-on-one to ensure that you’re ‘getting it’ and to work through your biggest challenges or strategic issues.