I’m excited to announce that Friends of the State Theatre has approved the use of Viridian Energy’s Residual Fundraising Program (RFP) at its Board of Directors meeting last night. Friends of the State Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation made up of volunteers committed to preserving and revitalizing the historic State Theatre which is located in Stoughton Center. Viridian Energy, its motto is “Power with Purpose”, is a private company that is committed to helping the environment through the promotion and sale of green energy. I honestly haven’t been this excited since the birth of my daughter.
I was previously a Viridian Energy Independent Associate but I decided not to renew my annual membership a few years ago because I didn’t have a “why”. I’ve been a real estate salesperson for 16 years and that’s what I like doing. I’m good at selling real estate. I don’t want to do anything else. So why have I decided to rejoin Viridian Energy?
I’ve decided that I’ve been selfish for basically the entirety of my life. I’ve decided that I need to plug up some personal holes. I’ve decided to think about individual people as an irrevocably intertwined and interconnected community. We’re all in this together whether we like it or not. I’ve decided to try to help my adopted community, Stoughton, in my own small way.
I’m a new resident of Stoughton. My small family and I moved here in January after going through a tortuous rehabilitation of a tiny ranch on Britton’s Pond. We’re still not done. The yard is still an eyesore so this also serves as a karmic apology to my neighbors. We’re working on it!
I don’t remember how I heard about Friends of the State Theatre. Maybe it was through a post on the Stoughton Enthusiasts’ Facebook Page? I decided to reach out to Friends of the State Theatre in order to publicize its $10,000 raffle initiative which resulted in a post on July 17th entitled “797 Washington Street, Stoughton – Friends of the State Theatre“. You can still buy a $100 ticket to Saturday’s gala and $12,750 raffle by clicking on this link but you have to do it now!
I happened to reach out to a friend, Kenny Olson, who originally got me into Viridian Energy at the same time that I reached out to Friends of the State Theatre in order to playfully criticize his inept social media skills. I’m giving him a pass for the time being though because he’s new to the world of social media. We had lunch at CBS Scene and my mind started churning as it usually does and the synergy between the Friends of the State Theatre and Viridian Energy’s Residual Fundraising Program (RFP) became immediately compelling.
The Viridian Energy Residual Fundraising Program (RFP) is the only reason I’m back with Viridian Energy. It’s my “why”. What is it? In words paraphrased from ViridianCares.org, the home of Viridian Energy’s Residual Fundraising Program…
The Viridian Energy Residual Fundraising Program (RFP) offers an innovative way for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to raise funds and earn truly sustainable income. The best part is, your organization earns money without asking for a penny from your supporters, they will receive affordable responsible energy, and together you can make a meaningful impact on the environment.
The Viridian Energy Residual Fundraising Program (RFP), in my opinion, is the best fundraising opportunity available anywhere for small 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations to raise money on a continuing basis.
Friends of the State Theatre has the opportunity to earn monthly cashflow anytime its contributors pay their electric bills. It’s that easy. My goal is to help Friends of the State Theatre get 500 electric meters in its Viridian Energy account by August 11th, 2017. That will give Friends of the State Theatre $1,000 per month in monthly cashflow or $12,000 per year in annual cashflow. Is this an ambitious goal? Yes. Can it be done? Only with the help of the people of Stoughton and the surrounding communities of Avon, Brockton, Canton, Easton, Randolph and Sharon. Only with the help of the entertainment and theatre communities. And this is where you, yes you, come in.
Whenever I show properties to buyers I always do my best to show them the bad stuff on the first showing. It sounds counterintuitive for a real estate salesperson but it saves time and it immediately shows my level of transparency. Does this kill deals for me? Yes. It also saves time for everybody involved because the deal would most likely have died after the home inspection anyway. I also think my buyers trust me a bit more because of this way of doing business. In an effort to save time and in being transparent…
Viridian Energy has warts. You will immediately see that if you search for Viridian Energy on the internet. No company is perfect but Viridian Energy has applied some proverbial salicylic acid to those warts. Every business has bad actors and Viridian Energy is no different but Viridian Energy has an active culture of community and its always weeding out any bad actors. The Board of Directors at Friends of the State Theatre is concerned about those warts but it also sees the positive contributions that Viridian Energy and its Independent Associates have made: for the planet; for local communities; and for local businesspeople and also for local non-profit corporations.
Here’s my pitch…
The rehabilitation of the State Theatre is absolutely crucial to the revitalization of Stoughton Center. State Theatre is the key to Stoughton Center. There are other initiatives which will improve Stoughton Center but none will have the dramatic impact on Stoughton Center like a rehabilitated State Theatre will have. The proposed rehabilitation of Stoughton Station and the new Stoughton Library or the new building at the corner of Washington Street and Freeman Street are fantastic but those initiatives will not bring a vibrant atmosphere into Stoughton Center like a new 650 seat theatre. State Theatre will host: bands; comedians; “Broadway type” musicals and plays; and other sorts of local and national acts. State Theatre will bring in people from all around Southeastern Massachusetts and those people will spend money at other businesses located in Stoughton Center.
You can personally make a positive impact and help with the rehabilitation of the State Theatre by taking a few minutes of your time and by choosing Viridian Energy as the provider of your energy. How do you do this? Grab a copy of your most recent electric bill and go to statetheatre.viridian.com then click on “Become A Customer” and follow the prompts. You’ll also need to supply either your driver’s license number and your birth date or your Social Security number so have that information available too. You can make a positive impact whether you own or rent or whether your electric bill is for a commercial or residential property. Are you a landlord? Perfect! Don’t forget to include the public meters at your rental properties.
Are you interested in helping Friends of the State Theatre but still feeling a bit queasy? It’s natural. You can call me on my mobile phone at (617) 967-7398 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. I’d be glad to answer any questions. Would you rather meet before you make a decision? Let’s make an appointment. I love working from Starbucks at Cobb’s Corner. I’ll even buy the coffee! Don’t like Starbucks? Feel free to pick the place. I’m easy.