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Fundraising Programs available for Charities & Non Profits

Fundraising Programs: Non Profits

Our blog returns today May 1st. On Monday’s is when we discuss one of our services & it’s benefits. This month our feature service is fundraising programs for registered charities & non profits.

The management team at VYA Online are all big believers in community support, giving back & reducing global poverty including assistance to non profits.

From time to time, our help with non profit projects is requested.

Our task is to find the non profits or charities, contact them in order to pre-screen fundraising programs eligibility.

Last fall when we started working on this regularly; Our internal list of non profits & charities to contact about fundraising program was average sized & we ran out of organizations to contact.

With our company background in telemarketing; our staff made cold calls.

We also have lists generated of thousands up thousands potential organizations to contact & have met others at various public events.

Our main project offers complimentary online advertising at for registered charities & non profits worldwide.

There are other projects available on a case by case basis in certain regions.

Follow ups start up again this afternoon & will continue until mid July, then resume mid September.

About Reputation Man: Customer Service Expert, Head of Operations & Reputation Management for VYA Online. On select Monday’s writes about our Virtual Assistant services & how they benefit small business owners.











Social Media For Business

Quite often get questions from those new to using Social Media For Business.
They want to know what people in their industry share so we usually take a look so they have an idea.

In a few cases have come across shock of having to explain that posting content on your social networks isn’t all about you.

Sharing is about value not just generating money.

One person who was wanting to start had asked is it 80% personal & 20% business?

Reply we gave was that anything “Promotional” should be the second or third posting only.
Imagine each time you talk to your friends or family it’s to ask them to buy.
Or if they did that to you!

With social media; it doesn’t have to be a competitor’s article that you share.
Nor does it have to be in bad taste.

We share our blog posts, useful resources, interesting articles, relevant quotes, Memes
& even a song of the day.

During certain times of the year such as Christmas or even summer; we have a few fun themed postings for ourselves as well as clients.

People tell us that they enjoy what we share!

Many times those we known in real life as well online tells us they enjoy the professional content we share.

Whatever you share or however much you share, keep it consistent.

All too often people have scattered sharing. One week on, two weeks off, then another week on & three weeks off.

If you’re finding that your posting are too scattered or you want to post more often & just don’t have time..Drop us a line!

Creating Fierce Firecrackers

Fierce Firecrackers In the works!

Fierce Firecrackers in the making here at VYA Online.
We want to help others especially women realize their career potential. Most males aren’t customer service or desk job types.

My entire life; was the average grades girl with secret entrepreneurial wishes.

Getting an education is a MUST in our family.

Spelling & Reading were big deal to my Mother. Both parents felt Math should be favourite subject; must’ve been our Accounting bloodline.

Truthfully, always hated Math, was more into creative subjects instead of Analytical.

Firecracker is a term from the 1800’s used towards strong minded women who don’t back down from what they feel is right, can be outspoken & are feared.

It’s my nickname thanks to chance meeting on Father’s Day weekend 2013.
Strong men are held in high regard; women with same qualities are shunned.

Another male friend met from the business community; sent me a quote.

Though she be but little, she is fierce!
– William Shakespeare 16th Century Playwright

Malala Yousufzai; she has fought back about everyone’s right to education & we need more people like her. Firecrackers are activists getting things done.

World problems such as crime, abuse, poverty & violence are due to lack of education.
Books are a weapon terrifing those who try oppress others.

It’s not just about being “book smart”.

Barely did I finish highschool & took a few college courses.
Never completed any program fully.
Nothing wrong with Post Secondary but it wasn’t meant for me.

Diamonds are a piece of charcoal that handled pressure well & that’s what I was. Many know of my side hobby & when Professional Development came calling; it knew what path to take in order to get my interest!

Over much blood, sweat, tears & different types of development training; emerged a true Firecracker.

Moving forward; our company goal is creating more Fierce Firecrackers.

Social Media Posts

Let’s face it, most people are making social media posts.
Entrepreneurs especially embrace it to help market their business.
As one business owner put it, it’s Free Advertising.

You’re a busy entrepreneur building your business & chances are you may not get this new marketing avenue.
We can help!

Many have come to us to assist them with making sense of the social media confusion & to help with your postings get out more consistently.

Too many get busy & their accounts become dormant.

They post one week or maybe two; then get busy so it’s put it off.
Next thing you know it’s been three months since they last posted & it continues in the same way.

Chances are your fans & followers will drift or turn away due to the infrequency. They may even choose to follow a competitor instead.

How often you post is really up to you.

Many post on their social networks daily while others choose to only do so two or three times a week.

Whatever you decide, we can help you keep it consistent.

You might be wondering; how do we know YOUR BUSINESS & what to post.

We were asked this question before & the answer is simple.

Firstly, you give us the guidelines of what you’re looking to post. It could be your own blog posts, videos, newsletters, articles you’ve written, seminars you’ll be at & more.

Most times we are sent the content or told to pull it from their website.

If just starting then posted will be considered “new” to your followers.

Now, with that being said…Social Media posts shouldn’t be just be focused on your business & particularly always sales.

You wouldn’t go to work or out with a friend & “push a sale” & you can’t on social media.

We’ll help balance it out & avoid driving followers away.

Note Taking – Meeting Minutes

Note Taking – is how your assistant can help you.

You can have your assistant attend an in-person meeting with you and take notes during a meeting.
Or if you can’t attend they can go as your company representative and fill you in later on what happened as well as send their notes.

“Virtual Assistants” are usually remote employees that work “unseen”.

If your assistant is in your local area you can ask if they will attend meetings on your behalf (if needed).
From time to time; you may be able to send them to participate.

There are also other types of meetings that your assistant can help you with note taking.

Monday I Blab: Online Research: Surveys

Whether by phone, mail or online research; surveys are getting feedback on a customer experience.

From small Mom and Pop shops to large conferences or even
multinational corporations; it is effective for all.

Product makers as well as service providers alike want to know
where they are doing well and where they can improve.

Type of questions in surveys range from price to product description, packaging &
was it difficult or easy to use?

Find out more: