Episode 11: Raising Money To Help Kids Raise Money with Barb Royal
To make your dreams a reality, oftentimes, it comes down to dollars and “sense.”
Fundraising is the topic of today’s show and it takes on a double meaning with our guest Barb Royal. Barb founded and developed Kids Can Give Too, a web based app that makes it easy for kids to donate a portion of their birthday gifts to charity. Barb started out with an amazing idea but had to raise money…to help others raise money.
We’ll discuss how she came up with this amazing, life changing idea and the strategies that Barb used to raise over 325,000 dollars in just 6 weeks. PLUS, all of the other work that she’s doing to make the world a better place to live in.
About Today’s Guest
Barb has spent more than 2 decades teaching, coaching and mentoring youth. After over 20 years in the elementary school classroom, she took the skills she learned as a teacher and her passion for building character in kids and developed Kids Can Give Too, Inc., a web-based app that makes it easy for kids to share half of their birthday gifts with the charity of their choice.
On today’s podcast…
3:22 – A 5-Star review from Petra!
5:16 – Barb Royal and Rachel open a children’s theatre
7:54 – Kids Can Give Too: Barb’s organization is a philosophy
10:44 – The time that Rachel was a clown
13:01 – Avoiding the waste and providing teachable moments
17:27 – How Barb raised 325k in 6 weeks for her passion project
19:41 – The key to pitching for funding
24:34 – “9 out of 10 of these kinds of companies fail.” What made Barb the 1?
27:14 – Do women and men think about “the bottom line” differently?
31:00 – The mindset of software development and the importance of support amongst female entrepreneurs
37:02 – A Hundred Women Who Care
More about Gina
Gina Trimarco is CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results (training and strategy company) and Carolina Improv Company (comedy club and school). She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. A true Chicago city girl, her much older father trained her in sales starting at the age of 10, working in flea markets.
More about Rachel
Rachel Tipton is a Mom, Realtor, Author, and Creator of The Closing Curve, a new real estate software focused on enhancing the buyer experience. With a background in show business, her motto is: Entertain. Inform. Inspire. Find Rachel on social media as RachelonRealEstate, at www.rachelonrealestate.com and www.theclosingcurve.com and pick up her book, The Gift of Wreckage on Amazon
More about Keith Walters
As Managing Principal of Walters Dev Group, LLC, Keith currently assists companies via board and advisory roles. Keith has spent more than 30 years using a strong entrepreneurial focus to lead, advise and grow very successful businesses. His focus on operational excellence brings stability into organizations he leads and guides. Through a unique management system focused on company growth and strong culture development Keith helps build businesses that are true talent magnets.
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