Unleash Your Calling To Serve With Counselor Balogun
About 20 years ago, while in my final year at the University of Lagos, before the era of social media, I executed my first crowd funding campaign. I had read the story of a young man in Southeast Nigeria who needed urgent medical care that he couldn’t afford, and I felt called to help him even though I was several miles away in the southwestern part of the country. I recruited a very close friend of mine, and together we knocked on several doors in the hostels, and the result was mind blowing. When I took the money we raised to Fame magazine a couple of days after they ran the story, the journalists I met were shocked. An activist was born.
In 2001, four years after my first campaign, now working as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, I organized another major campaign. This time, it was on a Monday morning after watching ‘NTA News line” the previous evening and seeing a young girl in need of an urgent medical procedure her family could not afford. I went round the office that to recount the story to those who didn’t watch it, and reminded those who did, that we had a duty to help, and I was willing to be an organizer. I will never forget the look on the face of the News Director when she was told that I was in the waiting area to deliver help for the girl in the story the network ran the previous night. I knew there was no going back at that point, my calling to serve was clear – to organize ordinary people to do extra ordinary things.
In 2002, I recruited a handful of friends, and we began what is today known as United for Kids Foundation, a “global network of, and platform for, ordinary people doing extra ordinary work to provide relief to thousands of children from low income and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in Nigeria every year.” I still actively serve United for Kids Foundation as its Coordinating Trustee, a very busy role, which I combined with my hectic Accounting career until 2015 when I resigned to build House of Ganiyah Limited – an organization built to inspire you to find, teach you to fund, and empower you to fully unleash your purpose driven life using my tried and tested RELEASE Formula.
As the Coordinating Trustee of UKF, I have worked, and still continue to work with hundreds of donors, volunteers, sponsors, staff and fellow trustees to improve the living conditions of thousands of children. One of the major turning points for UKF happened in July 2010 when we beat thousands of other charities to emerge as one of the selected beneficiaries of the Facebook driven Chase Community Giving Campaign, a feat that came with our highest donation to date at the time, a check of $20,000.
After 20 years on this path, I now know for sure that, regardless of our chosen professions or paths, every soul yearns to serve in some capacity. Therefore my goal, as Counselor Balogun is to help you identify and connect with the tribe you have been Called to Serve.
How will Counselor Balogun help you unleash your Calling to Serve?
When you work with me, you will learn how to:
- Identify your “tribe” and your unique calling to serve whether through nonprofit initiatives or socially relevant business ventures.
- Create awareness and organize people to support your cause.
- Execute a crowd funding campaign and fundraising events.
- Effectively become accountable to your stakeholders to inspire them to act without becoming a nuisance.
- Design, develop and implement effective programs.
- Create and manage simple budgets, cash flow and financial plans.
- Partner with other organizations without recreating the wheel.
- Implement sustainable and profitable CSR initiatives for your family, SME or large corporation.
- Navigate difficult geographical terrains like Nigeria.
- Use other tips and tools that will help you unleash your Calling to Serve.
15 Minutes = Free
This is for anyone who wants to find out if a full Counselor Balogun session is right for them. There is absolutely no charge for this session, but it is limited to one session per person.
60-Minutes = $100 (1 Session)
This is for those who already have clarity regarding their calling or those who have taken prior RELEASE courses who just one to work with me on a specific project or deliverable.
180-Minutes = $225 (3 Sessions)
This is the recommended package because it provides the opportunity to first of all identify and work through obstacles, as well as highlight “assets” that can enhance your Calling to Serve before delving into identifying and designing your desired project(s) or initiatives,
300-Minutes = $350 (5 Sessions)
In addition to the offerings in the 180-Minutes package, we will work together to launch the actual program or initiative, which you have designed. In short, I will hold your hand while you cross the busy street into your Calling.
Ready to unleash your Calling to Serve? Schedule your RELEASE One on One Session here.