During the months of February and March, the Wily Network competed in Power Launch’s Charity Warriors Challenge, an annual fundraising competition and accelerator for women who are passionate ambassadors of nonprofits. Leaders of 14 nonprofit organizations were put to the test through a series of 10 weekly challenges. Each challenge focused on a different area of fund development, such as social media, public speaking, branding, media engagement and donor solicitation.
Having raised more than $250,000 (including multi-year gifts) in 10 weeks, the Wily Network came in second place at the Final Challenge Event and was awarded a $5,000 grant for raising the most funds overall throughout the Challenge. We were thrilled with the results of the Challenge and excited to have expanded our network of supporters!
We made so many connections and were able to leverage the competition to solicit new donors. We were contin-ually surprised at the response.
In week one, our fearless leader, Judi Alperin King, won over the crowd at the First Impression Challenge, securing $1,000 for Wily. Judi competed tirelessly in all 10 challenges, which were scored and judged by a panel of experts—with a winner declared each week. Judi was among the five women who earned a spot in the Final Challenge Event, which was held on April 11.