The math of goal setting
One of the fun things about Unleash Your Story is setting goals and meeting them. We each get to set our own writing, reading and donation goals. We set team goals. And we set an overall goal for the event.
This year we have set a goal of $23,000. How did we get to that number? Last year we made $11,366. Double that and you have $22,732. Round that up and you have $23,000.
Why double? Because we have a year of experience under our belts. It’s time to stretch.
How do we plan to reach this goal? Our philosophy remains the same–a lot of people, each doing a little bit can achieve much. Last year we had 137 participants who each brought in an average of $83 in donations. Let’s be conservative and assume donations per participant go down to $75 on average. (That’s just 15 friends each giving $5). To reach our goal of $23,000 we will need 307 participants this year. We are aiming for 500 participants just to be sure we reach our goal.
You can help us get there by inviting your friends to form a team. Spread the word. Become a Fan of our page on Facebook, mention us in your blog, print out our flyer and take it to your next writing group meeting or mention our event to your local librarian, bookstore manager, or anyone else you know who loves to read.
Together we can help write a happy ending for the story of cystic fibrosis. Imagine a world in which mothers tell their children–“Things have sure changed. when I was girl there was no cure for cystic fibrosis”.