Learning to adapt should be a life skill taught at grade school ages, seeing it applies to everyone. Think of something as simple as adapting your language when asking for something. To build a credible brand, to communicate your dependability and consistency to the people you serve, as well as the people you look to for valuable contributions in order for you to continue the service, it is necessary that you develop your ability to adapt. Adapting empowers and enables. A company that understands the potential tied to the flexibility of adaptation can morph and maneuver through obstacles that cause others to fold. You have to apply the appropriate lingo to best suit the audience that you’re aiming at.
Imagine a teenager asking her friends would they like to go to a movie, versus her asking her parents if she can go to a movie. The same line of questioning, but the language would have to be adapted. In like manner, imagine you’re in need of some money, and you have come to the conclusion that the best way to get the money you need is to plan an event fundraiser in order to raise the money you need. Once you determine the type of event you want to have, the next step in the fundraising process is to find your target audience and incorporate marketing. More energy needs to be put into the marketing than anything else on the to-do list. the reason is that marketing is where you have to adapt. Would you ask your best friend to give you money in the same tone you use when asking your bank or credit union? It’s doubtful that you will even bother asking some friends for money and we all know why…. either they do not have it, or they are not willing to part with it.
That’s fine, but targeting your audience will help you decide how to adjust your language for the group you are intending to ask.
Everything we encounter in life, if we pay close attention to, we find essentially to be a sale and barter exchange. At the very heart of the M25:35 Mission is the bleeding obligation to provide the people that do not have the resources necessary to sustain human life. The critical homeless community in the Central Texas region, elderly families that live off fixed incomes, and lend hands in the community to guide many people back into places of employment and housing.
This is done through grants, partnering, personal contributions, and fundraising events like The Charity Dinner planned for the 27th of June. When something like this is introduced to the general public, it serves multiple purposes, but always keep in mind that you must be able to adapt at every stage. The messages must be adapted so that the people you invite to come alongside you and shoulder the responsibility of relieving the discomfort of the proverbial Lazarus laying at the gate of charitable opportunity to give the rich man a chance to deny himself. The rich man would have to adapt his thinking and hear the cause that was calling him, much like the people we are inviting to be a part of the M25 agenda.
What is the agenda?
We provide physical and spiritual nourishment to the disenfranchised and destitute in the North Texas region according to Matthew 25:35 KJV. “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.” Matthew 25:35 living to Matthew 25:35 KJV. Our mission is to be the hands of service that provide necessary contributions of resources to our growing homeless population by meeting physical needs, encouraging spiritual development and whenever possible, guiding them into renewed self-sufficiency and independence. We have a vision of a world where no one thirst or starves, no one lacks clothing and shelter; this vision has given us the audacity to believe we can be the servants that bring it to pass. The audacity to adapt and adjust, ensuring provisions are in place for the people that need them most. That is what M25 is committed to.