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Jan 6/13-One of Canada’s largest corporations is currently considering my concept for use for the benefit of ALL Canadian charities.
One of Canada’s largest hospitals has asked me to discuss (Jan 15) their adoption of the following concept for use by their foundation.
Here are 2 exceedingly short videos (interview) as I demonstrated in Cote St. Luc for the purpose of bringing attention to a sad situation that exists at the Jewish General Hospital Foundation:
Please see the video at the bottom of this post.
If you would like to see the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, and other worthy causes raise more funds, and do so more efficiently, please forward this blog! This is not a joke!
I am a volunteer fund-raiser. My ideas bring in far, far more to charities every year, than the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (JGHF) raises. Twenty-three years ago I first asked the JGHF to adopt a now, extremely successful, fund-raising concept. I was essentially ignored. Interestingly enough, 90% of the numerous major US charities that I approached thanked me, while 90% of the charities that I approached in Canada, ignored me!
The idea went on to raise over $1 billion for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society alone, and the idea is now very widespread in the US.
The JGHF should be inviting Montrealers to run, cycle, x-c country ski, etc. in existing essentially non-fund-raising mass participation athletic events like Le Tour de l’Ile de Montreal, Marathon de Montreal, Canadian Ski Marathon, etc., etc. and raise funds directly for whatever each one chooses to raise funds for at the JGH.
It would cost the JGHF next to nothing to do this. Each and every area of the hospital stands to benefit. Volunteers could raise $100 or even $1 million each (as have some well connected individuals in events that adopted my concepts).
The Ride to Conquer Cancer and the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers cost the JGHF 30% of what is raised to stage. My idea would cost 3.9% or less!!! What is the JGHF waiting for?
Recently, a Federation UJA, that I had approached years ago, informed me about the success that they have experienced with my idea. They wrote: “We have been very pleased with the results, and people have loved the opportunity to participate and support Federation at the same time. We will be continuing and expanding our efforts.”
Numerous overtures made to the JGHF have been ignored. Two years ago they would not even support a national effort to bring another $350 million/yr to Canada’s public healthcare sector, an effort supported by the national association that the hospital itself belongs to, and 6/8 of the affected provinces in Canada supported (and perhaps the 2 other provinces have come around)!! IMHO the attitude of the JGHF, is sickening!
Does the JGHF have a problem, a not invented here, attitude? Are they closed minded, or slightly stubborn? Likely equal parts of all three.
There is no logical reason for any charity NOT to adopt the concept, as it happens to employ the single most efficient and successful fund-raising approach known. This past year, $12 million was raised in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and the Walk to End Women’s Cancer. My concept only costs a fraction of what those events cost.*
If you would like to see the JGHF, and many other charities become more efficient, please forward this blog to other concerned individuals that you know/put out on Facebook/Twitter, and at the same time please tell, the JGHF, what you think LSidel@fon.jgh.mcgill.ca
If you do not voice your opinion, the JGHF will never know, and of what use is democracy? Most people talk about the weather, but far too few do anything about it. Are you a talker or a doer? (There is the poll above to the right and feel free to vote after contacting the JGHF.)
The only thing necessary for stupidity to prevail, is for intelligent people to remain quiet.
I have nothing against Myer Bick, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation except for the fact that in the years that he has been at the helm of the JGHF that he not once acknowledged anything that I sent to him. He does a great job on a tiny budget. The only thing is that I am a volunteer, with no budget, and I cause far more funds to be raised than the JGH Foundation, so I really think that the JGHF should listen. Do you agree?
Thank you very much for your assistance in increasing charitable giving!
IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN ANY CHARITY AT ALL, AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM RAISE MORE $$$ EFFICIENTLY, PLEASE HAVE THEM CONTACT ME AT: email@example.com
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* I am not suggesting that those events be done away with. I am simply saying that events that cost next to nothing should be used as well. It is better to spend $$$ to raise $12 million than to spend $0 and raise $0