What does it mean to be an Independent Fundraising Consultant?
Our Independent Fundraising Consultants excel at building relationships with groups that conduct fundraising programs, such as Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, youth sports teams, schools, non-profits, church groups, etc. As a consultant, you work with these groups to plan healthy fundraisers — specifically, the sale of first aid products.
It’s a win for all involved. You earn a commission for each first aid product your clients sell... and your clients can raise funds more quickly, with less effort, and in a more healthy fashion than they would with traditional fundraisers (such as the sale of candy, popcorn or cookie dough).
Best of all, you’re representing a great cause. You’re not only improving the health and safety of your community through first aid readiness, but you’re also empowering youth organizations and other groups with tight budgets to raise the essential funds they need.
What’s the story behind Responsible Fundraising?
We share our founder’s passion for improving the health and safety of our community, particularly among children. In 2001, our founder’s son, a Northwestern University football player, died from sudden cardiac arrest following a conditioning workout at football practice.
To help ensure other families didn’t experience this loss, George Wheeler founded the Centers for Health and Public Safety, which promotes the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Early on with his new company, George discovered that the organizations that most need AEDs — schools, sports teams, and other groups — didn’t have the funds to buy them.
George founded Responsible Fundraising to help youth-based organizations, schools, non-profits and other organizations to raise funds more effectively for their causes, while promoting the health and safety of the community.
What are the first aid kits?
Our first aid kits provide the basic supplies needed for most emergency situations. We have approximately 10 first aid products available for fundraisers, such as “zip bags” for the car or home, sports first aid kits, and backpack kits for youth groups. Each product fits a different niche of daily life, and they come with various price points (starting as low as $12 per item).
Is there a minimum sales amount I need to meet?
Not at this time!
How much do I need to work?
It’s up to you, whether you want to work a few hours a week or much more.
How much can I earn?
Hundreds to thousands of dollars... It truly depends on how much effort and time you want to give it. We estimate that a consultant who works five to 10 hours per week on Responsible Fundraising can make up to $15,000 per year. Put more hours into it, and you have the potential to reach $30,000, $50,000 or even more.
Are there any fees associated with being an Independent Fundraising Consultant?
Not at this time. We do reserve the right to add an annual or monthly association fee in the future.
Can I work from home?
Is travel required?
There is no travel required outside your local area.
Typically, you oversee a defined geographic area, such as your local city. The only “travel” may be to visit local schools, attend networking meetings, give presentations, etc. Our consultants often find that face-to-face contact is an effective way to build relationships, but you may find that you’re just as successful by phone.
Are there any weekly obligations?
You’re responsible for completing a weekly sales activity report using our easy tracking tools.
How do you support me?
We’ve got you covered!
You can expect us to provide you with all our Responsible Fundraising marketing materials (from print collateral to email campaigns), sales tracking tools, and training on our products and other topics. You don’t have to start from scratch, and you have no overhead.
When possible, we share pre-qualified leads with you, so you can make great use of your time.
We also take care of fulfilling your clients’ orders, providing an exceptional level of customer service.
How do I apply?