Heading to the field tomorrow for your LAST game of the season?
Oh no! Did no one organize a thank you for coach? But it’s less than 12 hours away… and it’s Friday!
inlu to the rescue!
Click on this SAMPLE and see how YOU can be a Saved-By-The-Blog-Coach-Gift-Hero!
- You can pick up a gift/s tonight and consider any funds that come in a reimbursement back to you.
- You can let parents pitch in even into next week. Your dashboard will show what’s coming in.
- You can set a GIFT CAP so IF any funds above and beyond the gift cost are collected you can donate them to any charity you wish in the coach’s honor. (Nice.) Here’s a screenshot of STEP 4 in the Inlu create process where you can select the GIFT CAP option.
- You can either use the MESSAGE area for contributors (like in the above sample) – OR you can sign it as a thank you to the coach/es, and EMAIL THE KEEPSAKE to them next week once you know whether you have an additional donation to the charity to give. They will LOVE learning about this next week when they’re off the field and enjoying a week without practice. NOTE TO SELF: Be the first to sign your wall to let everyone follow your lead.
QUESTIONS? We’re here for ya! firstname.lastname@example.org
Request a call back from our “on-it” service team.
Now… PLAY BALL!
Mother’s Day is all about loving your mom. But like so many, our families are spread out across the U.S. if not the world. My sister is in California, my brother is in New Jersey, and I’m up here in Vermont. It makes it hard to celebrate together.
We love pitching in for mom. One year it was a huge bouquet of flowers from a neighborhood florist. One year – I think my favorite – we all pitched in for this amazing ice cream maker which she discovered, and mentioned a few times… (Mom’s Mint Oreo Ice Cream is my favorite.)
It’s just another way Inlu can help streamline the giving for something more meaningful. Moms everywhere can feel the love and you can feel like a favorite.
Click here to see this live sample:
Select either the CASH COLLECTION or GIFT COLLECTION option and have the funds sent to yourself or a sibling who will make the gift purchase. Or you can send the funds direct to Mom along with your keepsake messages from everyone.
And as always in Inlu-land, you can all pitch in to support her favorite charity too. One Mother (Earth) of a gift.
Be a favorite. Inlu for your mama.
Do you have a student who’s saving up for a class trip overseas? Or maybe a school band saving to perform at Carnegie Hall? It sure isn’t cheap! But it’s the chance of a lifetime… and a time for them to learn how to earn it.
Inlu is here to help. Parents and travelers-to-be can create event invitations – perhaps an “in lieu of brithday gifts” party? – or simply a cash collection.
Share it with those who might be interested is helping your traveler, and monitor the funds up-to-the-minute in your private dashboard.
Inlu holds the funds until the collection end date you set, then issues the funds as you direct. Generally, funds are sent to a parent who deposits the check directly in their student’s account. Or, perhaps you’ve already laid out the cash in previously paid deposits, these funds can be your reimbursement.
Here are two samples to get
your creative juices flowing.
Inlus are as private as you want them to be. Share with only a private group via email, or post your custom Inlu URL in your own social media tools. (It’s your own personal crowdfunding tool!)
Contributors can donate any amount they wish. They can even choose to either add or subtract the Inlu transaction fee, a flat 99¢ + our third party credit card processing fee. They see the total fee and can manage their payment at the time of check out. (Click here, select RSVP, and see for yourself.)
It’s also a good idea to offer an address that people can mail a check directly to you if they prefer to donate that way. (There’s no fee for this.) Everyone can even sign the traveler’s message wall with a big “Bon Voyage!”
And because etiquette always matters… students can thank everyone involved right from the dashboard.
Have questions? By all means email us at email@example.com. We love to help. Or get started right now!
We’re working on some site upgrades this weekend and loved incorporating this lovely photo taken just down the road from Inlu HQ in Vermont.
We’re thrilled to bring this little piece of Vermont to everyone. Since our launch folks in over 25 out of 50 states have participated in an Inlu invitation. We kind of feel like Vermont Ambassadors.
Vermont is very much WHO we are. Our core values are reflected in every Inlu…
3. Eco Friendly
4. Etiquette Appropriate
Check out our new “How It Works” page which explains each of these values in full.
And see this picture in action on our new “About Us” page.
We’d love your thoughts on the changes.
I came across a video of Jason Goldberg, CEO of Fab.com. His theme “Zero to Hero.”
Now, Inlu’s path has taken a bit longer than the timeline he looks for when starting his businesses. But his words of wisdom are on my wall (though I have to admit points 1 and 2 are challenge for me).
- Do one thing
- Say no
- Always be all about the product
- Keep it interesting, exciting, and unpredictable. People love a surprise.
- Make people smile
- Service matters more than sales
- Whatever it takes to make a customer happy
- Make mistakes, take risks, the move past them
- Recover quickly
- Strive to have every customer love us
- Celebrate your challenges “Why do we suck today?”
- Be transparent
- Measure everything
- Grow your people
- Hire smarter
- Maintain perspective
- Say please and thank you
- Have fun
We came across a link to this year’s Sports Illustrated Kids Sports Kids of the year awarded to Conner and Cayden Long. They are the coolest triathletes we’ve come across. Check out their story at SI Kids and watch the beautiful video.
Our favorite quote from Conner:
“If people could race with people that can’t walk or can’t talk or have any kind of autism, it might open eyes of people that don’t really care about it. And maybe the people that don’t care in the past will care in the future.”
Kids can be empowered everyday to make a difference… and show us grown-ups what it’s really all about.
Thank you SI Kids, and thank you Conner in Cayden, and thank you Mom & Dad Long. Awesome.