Monday, March 18, 2013

My 2013 Creative Revenue Plan(s)

Ember believes that missionaries of the future will rely on a 'portfolio of revenue.' [credit for this term goes to Ben Arment.] In other words, they will need to actually make some money outside of personal donations. As part of this summer, our team is required to dream and execute a Creative Revenue Plan - a way to make some income based on their talents and gifts. This unique income will go directly towards the funding of their missions experience. Prayer and financial support letters are also required.

My 2013 plan is as follows:
+ I will offer a single Myers Briggs Type Indicator workshop. This workshop can be for individuals, couples, families or teams of up to 10 people. The MBTI is a well known personality test that organizes people into 16 different personality types, based on the temperaments of 4 domains. In this highly interactive session, we will cover individuals and their types as well as how the types interact in your specific context, including your organizations goals, structure and culture.
+ The workshop will last for 2 hours and must be within 60 miles of the 21044 zip code. I will come to your location.
+ Rates are as follows: $40 per person for 1-5 people, $30 per person for 6-10 people. Payments are to be paid to The Ember Cast, Inc. All of this goes directly to support The Ember 2013 X team.
+ I will provide all handouts for you and your team.
+ Participants will take the test in advance - the session will only interact with people who have completed the test.
+ Although I'm not officially certified as an MBTI practitioner, I've walked hundreds of people through this personality assessment in over 20 years of working with the test. It's one of my favorite things to do with teams. The test you will take is not official, but will still score with a high degree of accuracy.

My Plan B, which has been executing for quite some time now, is that I have a guy that stays at my house during most work weeks. He likes to make a very nice contribution to Ember and it's a win/win because he saves on hotel charges and gets a tax deduction while Ember gets some very generous funding.

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