Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Hello everyone from everywhere! Thank you so much for taking time to follow the Fundforte Fast Tracks, blog, channel and podcast! Welcome to track number 001, a Fundforte Introduction! If you're reading up on the blog, listening in on the podcast or watching over on the channel, I just ask that you do so safely and responsibly by assuring your attention is set on matters that are urgent or important to the well being of yourself and others around you. Thank you so much! Now get ready to spark new ideas, jot some notes down and get your journey started on the Fundforte Fast Tracks! My name is Beaudy Marea G. Camacho, I am your host and the founder of Fundforte! I have designed this Fundforte Fast Track series in the three forms of a blog, podcast and channel to provide free information for fellow fundraisers, event planners and professionals. This series is for those of you who would like to learn in your own way and on your own time about how to use the methods we developed to produce amazing fundraisers, events and programs for our clients and communities to benefit from! Fundforte is an award winning full-service events agency based on the Island of Guam, a United States of America territory located in the pacific. Though we are from a small island, our goals are universal! And it is our mission to provide custom creative event solutions for our clients! Today we will be rewinding on the history of Fundforte, previewing the present and giving you a fast forward in to the future of the company. As we at Fundforte envision a community of fundraiser, party and event planners equipped and empowered with the best resources, vendors and talent that the world has to offer! Fundforte is my brainchild and one of my most favorite ideas that I planned to start-up while I was in high school. I was inspired to go the entrepreneurial route as I was a student leader, fundraiser coordinator and event planner for many projects, events and organizations at that time. Because I had way too many business ideas and plans, I thought to myself..."why not be able to share and experiment with them all by creating fundraisers for them"! It was an astounding realization and I was very excited to pursue it. During my high school years and beyond, there were many challenging events that occurred in which I didn't plan for though, but you can learn more about me and my personal journey as a female entrepreneur in the next release in the series which will be track number 002. Although I planned for Fundforte in my teens and wanted to open after high school graduation in 2010, I eventually ended up making the decision to open up Fundforte for business on March 13th 2013 after receiving certifications and education in related fields. We have now been in business for six beautifully challenging years! Our team has assisted in raising thousands of dollars with custom designed fundraisers. We've planned and decorated many customized parties, as well as assisted in staffing, coordination and management for some very special events and programs. With over 13 years of my fundraising, event planning and event management experience, my team and I are able to provide ideas, products and services to best suit any event needs. It has been such an amazing experience to be an entrepreneur and I have learned so much a long the way! But for now, more about Fundforte. The name "Fundforte" is a combination of two words. The first word, "fund" which means to provide with money for a particular purpose and the second word, "forte" which means a thing at which someone excels. Because I was known for coming up with creative and fun yet profitable fundraisers, I absolutely loved the word play. Though Fundforte originally was intended to solely be a fundraising industry company, we ended up going the route of event and party planning when another vendor gave us some referrals and clients before they left the island of Guam. So many people thought that our name was "Fun Forte" or "Fun Fort" and though spelled and pronounced incorrectly, it was beneficial and easy to remember for people to have an impression of us. When it came to making the decision on who would be the most fun vendor to have at their events, they already had my team, logo and face in mind. It is so awesome being known for children's entertainment, like face painting, balloon art, henna tattoos or clowning and designing parties or putting together special events. Even though it is fun, it did steer me off my goals to bring value and impact in to the local and global fundraising industry. I planned to bounce back from the entertainment and events divisions in 2018, as I could already trust my team members with entertaining and putting together events that represented us. And here we are today in 2019, going back to enhancing our fundraising division of the company. I am so excited to launch the Fundforte Fast Tracks series, as mentioned before in the forms of a blog, podcast and channel dedicated to fast track fundraising, event planning, development and more with the methods I designed. These platforms will be where we share professionals, plans, products, services and tips that work wonders in the ever growing fundraising, events and non-profit industries. There will also be a free Fast Track Fan Club membership through the website and free Facebook group that everyone can request to join after they have signed up! Though these resources will be free, I will also be reaching out globally through the digital world by providing kits, courses and training for sale through the Fast Track Fellowship by providing exclusive resources to a group of seasoned members who are looking to save time, become more efficient, modern and creative. I have also prepped Fast Track Training a membership where I will provide one to one coaching and courses for new event, fundraising and non-profit organization leaders to advance themselves for the companies, clubs and organizations that they own or represent. My team and I will still be able to provide custom creative event solutions or entertainment as we always have locally throughout Guam, the Common Wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Pacific as well as provide these new services in person through one to one and group availability. We will be able to accommodate in person training and coaching in the near future to the rest of Oceania, the United States and abroad, in as far as advanced as possible. Scheduling for these presentations and speaking opportunities will be available after September 2019! It has been an exhilarating journey thus far and we feel like we are just getting started! As my products and services are expanding, so will my team! We are always on the look-out for fresh ideas, creative content and amazing people with positive attitudes and are open to those who are interested in joining the team! You may apply by clicking this link here. We are also excited to feature people around the world on our platforms every Friday who have achieved fundraiser, event, scholastic and social success. We are so inspired by each and every one of you and would love to feature you as well! You may do so by submitting at this link here.
Thank you again for following the Fundforte Fast Tracks, blog, channel and podcast! You can find all this content, submit your questions, contact us and more at www.fundforte.com . Please subscribe to the Fundforte Fast Track Membership at the website as well, for the free or paid plans. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Anchor for the freshest custom creative event solutions by Fundforte and our affiliates! Thank you and remember to make today a great one! -Beaudy Marea G. Camacho Founder of Fundforte