Income Producing Activities!
New Consultant Training Vol. #6
Beyond the Book Party
Booths are another great venue to meet many new people and gain leads that may further your business. The Home Office has a booth policy in place to help those of us in the field. As consultants, we are bound to events within 150 miles from our address. In addition please note the following guidelines:
EVENT REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Before trying to register please respect the prior year’s Consultant; the Event belongs to them until 30 days prior to the Event being held, unless the final Event deadline is before then. When an Event vendor registration deadline is more than 30 days before the event, this takes precedence over our UBAM 30 day deadline.
If you were a vendor last year and wish to have a booth again, you should register by the final Event registration deadline OR 30 days before the event, whichever is sooner. Event Organization deadlines usurp UBAM deadlines. They need to fill their event and are not expected to continue to hold space for a previous consultant who did not register by the Event deadline.
What does this mean?
• EDC School & Library policies (if appropriate) must be met first. Booths at schools belong to the listing consultant, if the booth benefits or is put on by the school. If the School/Library has been listed since the last event was held the listing consultant now has first right to the event.
• The booth registration process should always start by following UBAM booth policies. You MUST always ask if another Consultant has registered this year, and if not, enquire if another Consultant worked the event last year. See ‘Booth Information’ in the Consultant Guide for more details.
• Event final deadlines take precedence over UBAM deadlines.
• UBAM booth policy allows one Consultant per event and is not overruled by Event policies.
Our booth policies/deadlines are not the concern of Event Organizers. They should not be drawn into disputes between Consultants and should not need to contact Home Office. Disputing Event policies has occasionally led them to ban all UBAM Consultants from events. Booth opportunities are plentiful, so let’s be professional and respectful and give everyone a great impression of UBAM.
Not your typical fundraiser!
Both for-profit and non-profit organizations can benefit from this unique fundraiser! I have helped families with a financial burden due to leukemia, a couple needing thousands of dollars for adoption, a pre-school raise funds for the general budget, and a church youth group going on a mission trip. Each card box has 30 cards for $30. You need to see these cards in person to appreciate the beauty and quality! A minimum of 15 boxes sold is required to receive benefits.
Helping others stretch their dollars...
I once heard our President and CEO, Randall White say, "If an organization gets a $100,000 grant, I will give them $50,000 in FREE books!" This past summer I was able to match a public library grant from the Dollar Tree Summer Reading Incentive Program. Needless to say the Library was thrilled to get FREE books with their order and save further with FREE shipping! Minimum donation to qualify for matching grant funds is $250.
A Reading Incentive Program!
As a child were you ever part of a jump-a-thon for the American Heart Association, or another pledge-based incentive? I remember being in a reading incentive program and collecting pledges towards how many books I committed to reading. Reach For the Stars can be a school-wide event or can be used as a summer reading program. Readers can decide on a worthy cause to receive part of the rewards and may also pick out FREE books for themselves.