In the late 1800’s, a motivational speaker gave a speech over 6,000 times. His name was Russell Conwell and his traveling lecture was titled Acres of Diamonds. He later became the founder and first President of Temple University.
It’s an awesome speech. But it’s kind of long. So I’ll summarize it for you by saying that you have acres of diamonds right beneath your feet. What I mean is this:
You can find all the money you need to fund your mission very easily. It’s in your database! Look in there and you will find:
So how can you upgrade them and motivate them to give more? It’s simple:
Before you spend tons of money looking for new supporters, shore up your base right beneath your feet already— in your database.
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Great to see Conwell and his Acres of Diamonds mentioned–Temple’s legacy society appropriately carries this name. John Bacon Temple Law ’98
Great reminder Greg!