At the February luncheon, our guest speaker was Karen Maner, Communications and Project Manager of Culture Works. She provided expert advice on the subject of crowdfunding. Karen manages the Dayton region power2give.org, which is a crowdfunding site for non-profit businesses.
She defined crowdfunding as, a large number of people donating small amounts of money to projects through a crowdfunding site or platform. Karen stated, “Focusing on preparing people to give early will have an appearance of a successful crowdfunding campaign”, pointing out that people like backing campaigns that look like they’ll be successful.
John Soutar was the February featured Dayton SCORE mentor. John has served as Secretary, 3 years - Programs, 3 years - Membership Chair, 4 year and has been a Mentor for 7 years --- Great Job John.
A testimonial was given by Jason McCoy, Owner, The Organic Turf Company. His company is located in Tipp City, which provides lawn and landscape fertility, weed control, and pest control to residential and commercial clients in Southwest Ohio. A Dayton mentor coached Jason through the development of defined job roles and how the roles fit into the hierarchy of his company. The mentor also coached him on the details of creating accountability in each position and how to reward behaviors and quickly see which employees are not meeting expectations. To view the complete testimonial, CLICK HERE.