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Ooey Gooey Fundraising Goodness

Kristi Porter
Kristi Porter Monday March 7, 2011
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Sara Kinsey’s Baking Her Way to the Orange Conference.

Today we highlight another person diligently fundraising her way to The Orange Conference. One of the things that make Sara K.’s idea such a great one is that she plays to her strengths. Much like Orange combining red and yellow, she figured out a way to combine two things she loves and do something greater with them. And hey, if it satisfies a sweet tooth in the process, so be it!

Here’s a glimpse at what Sara’s been up to the last couple of months in her own words:

What is that you smell? Oh, why yes, that is the smell of cinnamon, sugar, and oozing butter wafting through the air straight to your nostrils!

I am “Baking My Way to Orange!”

I sat down with complete distress after not winning The Orange Conference give-away during the Orange Tour Dallas stop. Big watermelon tears were just fixing to graze my reddened cheek and I sat there just pondering how it was that I was going to get to the OC in ATL. Then, all of a sudden, I had a flashback to the week prior to Christmas… “It was me; my cinnamon roll recipe covered with sticky butter and flour, standing in my kitchen pulling the 20th pan of rolls from my oven!” DING… “Sara, I said to myself… You love to bake; people love to eat what you bake. HOLY MOLY. I think I could ‘bake my way to The Orange Conference’!!! Shoot, maybe I could bake my team’s way to The Orange Conference… How many pans would that be?” And then I passed out.

Well, I am just kidding about the tears and the passing out, but I have already bought the pans and the butter that soon will be oozing violently. I am ‘Baking My Way to Orange’, selling four variations of delish, booty enlarging, cinnamon rolls! The first day, I took lots orders, and my oven is just exhausted by the idea, but man am I excited. I feel so incredibly blessed and cannot wait to be inspired, to worship, to connect, and to learn some new and awesome strategies to change the lives of parents and students at Grace Presbyterian Church! Woo HOO!

And she even made a video!
Thanks so much for your idea and inspiration, Sara! We’ll see you in April!

Kristi Porter is a writer and consultant for nonprofits and for-profit businesses with a social mission, primarily in the areas of copywriting, marketing and business communications. Find her online at www.signify.solutions, or offline at the movie theater.