Am I Required to Offer a Discount?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

Your pricing is entirely between you and the nonprofit. On the other hand, if you are unable or unwilling to offer any discount, you should consider why you want to work with nonprofits. Some of our providers have already sold to nonprofits at full price and others work exclusively with nonprofits. In both cases, these […]

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Who Sets My Price?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

Awakened Innovations connects service providers with nonprofits. Your pricing and work performance is exclusively your responsibility.

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I Can Make More Money Working With For-Profit Companies. Why Would I Work With Nonprofits?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

Honestly, if you’re asking that question, you’re probably not a good fit for us. Our service providers work with nonprofits (and us) because they believe in the mission of nonprofits. Nonprofits fill valuable role by building/improving society. The passion in nonprofits is indisputable and usually beyond what you find in for-profit realm. If the idea […]

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I Talk To Nonprofits that I Know Have Money but they Keep Telling me They Don’t.

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

First, this happens when talking to for-profit businesses, as well. Second, according to law, nonprofits must assign certain dollars to certain purposes and they are (essentially) unable to switch that. So, while a for-profit business might move money from one budget-line to another, this is generally not possible for a nonprofit. So, they may have […]

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I’ve Talked to Nonprofits in the Past. They Can’t Make a Decision.

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

Nonprofits operate differently than for-profit businesses. By law, many decisions must go through their board of directors. The board may only meet monthly or even quarterly. This often makes decisions take longer. Go into the negotiation with this in mind and set your expectations.

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What Services Do Nonprofits Need?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

Nonprofits are businesses. They need the same services that for-profit businesses need as well as some additional specific services. Check out our list of services on this page. All of these, and more, have been requested by nonprofits.

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Nonprofits Don’t Have Any Money. Why Would I Work with Them?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

First, nonprofits do have money and many pay for services everyday. They are more conservative with spending money than most for-profit businesses. When we talk to our service providers who already work with nonprofits, some common themes emerge: They are looking for more prospects/clients They want to “give back” They can’t give their work away […]

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Why Don’t I Just Go Find My Own Prospects?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

You are welcome to do so. It would be unusual for a service provider to ONLY get prospects through Awakened Innovations.

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Am I Expected to do this Work for Free?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

No. We connect service providers with nonprofits to conduct commercial business. We expect that you will charge for your services. If you don’t charge, we don’t get paid and can’t stay in business. There are other venues for nonprofits to find volunteer services. That is not the service Awakened Innovations is providing.

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What if We Have Problem with a Nonprofit?

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Michael

Awakened Innovations provides introductions (referrals) between service providers and nonprofits. You are operating as an independent business in all interactions. If you experience a problem, your first step is to attempt to resolve the issue between yourself and the nonprofit. If you are unable to resolve the issue, feel free to contact us. As with […]

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