Grant Writing Opportunity

Grant Writing Opportunity

Many of us dream of doing work we love for a great cause like a non-profit right?   Here’s your chance.

A lot of non-profits have a need for experienced grant writers or do not have the time to write the grants themselves.

Debbie DiVirgilio at non-profitconsultant.com is offering her Grant Writing Intensive program in September and October and there are non-profits who will sponsor you into her $747 mentorship level training in exchange for finding and submitting a grant for their organization.

You need to be willing to stay on track with the training course, interact with the sponsoring non-profit in regards to the results and progress, and complete a grant application on behalf of that non-profit.

Interested?  Submit your application here to get started.

Why I Gave Up On S.M.A.R.T. Goals and Annual Planning

Why I Gave Up On S.M.A.R.T. Goals and Annual Planning

A little over a year ago, I really thought I was getting a lot done.  I have 4 kids, a full time job and I’m founder of a national non-profit. Everyday feels pretty full and accomplished.

And then something game changing happened.

In December 2015 I met someone who took it to a whole new level.   Someone who has taught Olympians, professional athletes and the world’s smartest CEO’s how to improve their game of setting goals and achieving even more……without killing themselves in the process.

I need all you busy moms and dads, business owners and anyone feeling overwhelmed with their to do list to make time to watch this.

And you know how much I value time.  Mine, yours and everyones.   This one can be a game changer for you.

This is the first video in my friend Todd Herman’s new 90 Day Year – Business Achievement Masterclass series, and all I can say is… this is what started the change in momentum to accomplish even more in my business….while doing less actually.

I always thought I had a pretty good handle on this goal setting thing.  Leaning on the trusted S.M.A.R.T. goal formula that’s been the “gold standard” of the self-development industry for the last few decades.

But even though I always felt that something was *missing* in that goal setting system, I could never quite figure out WHY (but I totally thought it must have been me doing something wrong.)

That was until I got to Todd’s video, and it completely OBLITERATED everything I thought I knew about goal setting and achievement.

Had I only approached my goals in this way, not only would I have achieved MORE in FAR less time…
… but I would have done so with more clarity, predictability and less leaked energy.

So if setting S.M.A.R.T goals has long drawn your suspicion…and you’re tired of hearing that acronym spelled out to you over and over again by “leaders” in the business world….then you’re ready to ditch them in favor of a proven goal ACHIEVEMENT system.

The first time I applied the 90 day year system, I wrote a 350 page book in about 6 weeks.  So far 3,000 copies have been sold.  Yeah.  Writing a book was sorta on my bucket list but seemed like a “yeah right when are you going to do that?” kind of goal.   90 day later, I looked up and I had my own book in my hands.

Since then, I’ve operated in the 90 Day Year mode for 18 months and I’ve…..

  • tripled my team size to keep up with my business
  • stopped accepting boring contracts just for the money and have become selective in the types of projects and clients I want to work with
  • added an entirely new program offering (How She Quits)
  • created another book product for our non-profit – the Fire Wife Coloring Journal
  • my home and family are more organized
  • taken more time off for family fun than ever when working my 9-to-5

And in general, I’m working with more peace and calm than ever before.

Join me in watching Todd’s first training video, and learn:

  • The 3 reasons why SMART goals are a surefire way to sabotage your success in 2017 (ever notice how millions of business owners set them, yet only a handful ever achieve something on a large scale?)
  • The hidden “leak” in your day-to-day routine that may be robbing you of up to 80% of your productive efficiency… and how to instantly patch it up for good.
  • The “Nike Paradox” and why the pervasive “just do it” business battlecry is short sighted and even disastrous in helping you sustain long term, continual achievement.
  • The subtle differences between the OW and WOW mindsets, and how with just a few simple tweaks you can move from a self-sabotaging, anxiety-driven entrepreneur caught in the constant comparison trap… to a confident, motivated, constantly-improving high performer.
  • Why setting goals beyond 90 days sucks all the air out of your motivation, leads to crippling procrastination, and goes against the way your brain is naturally wired.

 

Myself with Todd Herman and our “Base Camp” team in NYC for a private mastermind session.

P.S. In case you’re wondering…Who’s Todd Herman:

Simply put, he’s the best no-bs, Peak Performance Coach you’ve never heard of.   I tend to be a little cynical and suspicious of those big names that are showing their face all over the internet and wonder if they’ve really done what they claim they can teach us.    When I first met Todd, I knew he was different.  Why?

Because while all the “mindset gurus” and “self help starlets” were busy spamming your inbox with one pseudo-scientific claim after another…
… Todd was in the real world trenches, showing up day in and day out on the world’s most pressure-packed stages, coaching professional athletes, Olympians, Fortune 100 CEO’S, and high-level entrepreneurs on how to perform when the stakes are highest.

—–> Can you see why I decided to listen to him?

He’s dug into the science… and even brought on third-party Harvard researchers to independently validate the claims of his systems.

Have you bought other online programs only to let them collect dust in your digital library?   Not this one.  I’ve absorbed it all the way through.  Multiple times.  Because it keeps delivering for me over and over again.

Here’s your first step.

 

Watch the free video training now

Listen in the car.

Listen on the treadmill.

Listen while you are making dinner.

Even if you don’t go any further, I want everyone to watch this video so you can learn how to de-stress your life and achieve your dreams.

This is a free video series.  Soak it in.   As I was building my business and trying out new programs, I soaked in all the free training that I could.    There will be an offer to participate in his program in a few days.  And these are affiliate links.  For those who chose to participate in his full program, via my affiliate link, I’ll have a personal bonus offer available to walk you through your first 90 Day Year.  Stay tuned for more details on that.   You know me.  I can only operate in the fully transparent mode and wanted to be sure you knew this.

Director of Marketing for National Non-Profit

Virtual Job Posting: LoriMercerCTO.com

Contract Job Description: Marketing Chief

Our non-profit 24-7 COMMITMENT is in need of a marketer. We believe we are literally leaving money on the table by not marketing our products well enough.

We believe that adding more resources into the marketing of our mission will not just cover the cost of those resources but increase the funding for the organization to be able to deliver more services.

Today this work is performed primarily by Lori Mercer and supported by Jessie, a VA who has been with the organization since the beginning and is a master as Canva graphics, social media scheduling and has a strong feel for the copy that needs to be written for this audience.

This role will define and create the graphics and copy for marketing campaigns in social media, email and on the website.

We’d like to add this resource to be responsible for the following:

MERCHANDISE MARKETING:

What products/designs should we carry?

○ Build on the library of great designs we already have

○ Add new designs where appropriate

○ Work closely with our jewelry producer for new designs in their upcoming line

○ Find t-shirt designs that are working and work with our t-shirt vendor to bring them to market at a price that is profitable

Enhanced marketing of current product lines

○ Enhanced Facebook ads management

○ Define and manage promotions (seasonal, special, monthly member products, etc)

○ Design marketing campaigns for core products such as the Honor & Commitment book and Fire Wife Coloring Journal

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROGRAM MARKETING:

Commitment Weekend

○ Work with Lori for the vision of the content of the program

○ Market this event to fill the seats!

○ Work with the Event Coordinator to market for partners for raffle items, swag bags and other sponsorships ○ Create marketing collateral for the event – signage, etc.

○ (Event Coordinator responsible for all event details. This is only the marketing responsibility.)

Fire Wife Sisterhood Membership

○ Work with Lori and Jessie on vision for monthly member themes and content

○ Create marketing campaigns (email, social and otherwise) to tease, promote and encourage new members each month

○ Get creative in capturing the strong vibe within the Fire Wife Sisterhood community and representing that through our marketing

Tradeshow Marketing

○ Create campaigns to advertise our participation at trade shows and during the event EMAIL MARKETING OWNERSHIP

Enhanced email marketing to meet the needs of all the objectives mentioned above (we are only emailing 1 – 2 times a month right now. 20K on list)

SKILLS NEEDED FOR THIS ROLE:

Graphic Design

○ Utilize Canva and occasionally Photoshop to create graphics for social email campaigns, printed postcards/inserts

Facebook Ad General awareness

○ We will enhance this with a FB ad strategist but general understanding of when / where / how to apply FB ads is required

Marketing Campaign Management

○ Know how to design marketing campaigns and measure results

Facebook Page Management via Hootsuite

○ Our primary admin is responsible for managing the general social content however you will be coordinating with her for the merchandising and event marketing campaigns you design

T-shirt Sales Experience

○ Understanding of the process of bringing a t-shirt design to market and working with the vendor for the right apparel styles and how to merchandise them well on Shopify and in social media

Email Marketing tool experience – Ontraport ideal but not mandatory ○ Understanding of automated drip campaigns

○ Copy writing experience JOB EXPECTATIONS: This is a contract position only. There will be a 1 month contract to test the fit for both you and the organization. This role is expected to take 10 – 20 hours / week.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Send a 5 – 10 minute VIDEO introduction including screen share of your marketing experience.
  • Show us graphics you’ve created and campaigns you’ve managed.
  • Tell us how you would update and better market what we already have in place.
  • Tell us why you believe in this mission and believe you are a good fit for the role.
  • Tell us your expected rate of pay.
  • Tell us your availability – start date, hours/week availability and what working hours you are available during the week.

 

Email your Video Application to lori@lorimercercto.com

Virtual Project Opportunity:  Web App Requirements and Testing Manager

Virtual Project Opportunity: Web App Requirements and Testing Manager

Seeking a person with attention to detail and experience in requirements and testing web based applications.

This will be a contract role and will support up to 2 web app projects at a time.

Requirements of the position:

  • Writing and organizing requirements for a web based app
  • Writing, organizing and executing manual test scripts for a web based app
  • Meeting with the project manager and strategic advisor and development team for regular check ins and updates on the projects
  • Maintaining an open issues list in a tool such as Asana / Trello / Jira

Start Date:  ASAP for a 3 month project assignment

Apply with a video of your qualifications, skills and examples of your work.  Email to lori@lorimercercto.com

 

 

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