Have questions about LINX2Funds?
What is cause marketing?
Cause marketing refers to the cooperative efforts of a “for profit” business and non-profit organization for mutual benefit. A hallmark of corporate-nonprofit partnerships is that they advance both the mission of the nonprofit organization and the business purpose of the company.
Who is LINX2Funds?
LINX2Funds is a subsidiary of 5LINX® Enterprises. 5LINX® was formed in 2001 and has been on the INC. 500 Magazine list for the last four years in a row.
What are the main benefits of the LINX2Funds Program?
The LINX2Funds Program allows you to help your members, employees and supporters save money while you receive funds and residual income each month.
What products and services are included in the LINX2Funds program?
Currently, LINX2Funds offers high quality, state-of-the-art digital telephone, cellular phones, satellite TV and home security services. In addition to superb services, our LINX2Funds program focuses on providing your supporters with cost savings opportunities, knowledge of new products, alternatives to their current services and another way to support your cause without money out of their pocket.
What organizations are eligible for participation in the program?
LINX2Funds prides itself in maintaining an equal opportunity approach to all marketing programs. As a directive of the 5LINX® socially responsible vision, all non-profits are eligible to apply and participate. We also encourage for-profit entities to use the Cause Marketing program to earn proceeds for a community-chest fund that can continuously support community-based charities.
What benefits will our organization derive from this affinity relationship?
- Simplicity is a primary benefit when you compare this to traditional fund raising:
- No inventories to distribute and monitor
- No handling of cash
- No purchasing requirements
- No money goals for each supporter to meet
- Better products, services and pricing for your supporters, members and employees.
- New financial resources for your organization. A portion of the resources will be residual in nature providing a flow of income month after month.
- Automated reporting process eliminates administrative demands on your staff.
How many volunteers and hours of time will our organization need for this program?
We recommend a minimum committee of three people be established to work with us on the development, coordination and on-going maintenance of the fundraiser. In addition to your committee, we recommend one additional representative for every two hundred supporters.
We provide a website to help alleviate much of the burden placed on your committee. Successful implementation of LINX2Funds should require fewer hours than you currently allocate for fundraisersing.
What level of proceeds can our organization raise from this program?
The design of this program allows a group to be rewarded for their level of commitment. In simple terms, an aggressive committee could bring significant dollars to the table. On average, your financial reward from the LINX2Funds program should be two to four dollars per participating supporter & member every month. In addition, the linking reward to other organizations could produce another significant stream of resources each and every month.
When are proceeds paid to our organization?
Depending on the type of services selected by your supporters/members/employees & customers your organization will receive at least one check every month. A detailed summation of how your funds were generated will be available in the Virtual office that we supply for you. These summation reports will serve as a useful tool to recognize your supporters/members/employees & customers for their efforts.
How will our group’s proceeds be computed?
The calculation of your group’s proceeds is very simple. Your organization will receive four percent (4%) to thirteen percent (13%) of all GLOBALINX and Home Security services used by your residential and commercial supporters/members/employees & customers. Your group will also receive from twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to forty-eight dollars ($48.00) for cellular phone services and satellite TV systems purchased by your supporters and members. The above stated range is dependent on the total number of rewards points earned by a LINX2Funds participant. We are committed to allocating the highest percentage of proceeds directly to each participating group.
What is the incentive plan for participants and how does it impact our proceeds?
LINX2Funds has created a unique incentive plan that rewards a participant for contributing to the success of its affinity program. The incentive plan is comprised of two components:
- The first component relates to the total number of direct supporters who have elected to use our services.
- The second component relates to any customers of a participant that was directly referred to LINX2Funds by your organization.
For more detailed information regarding this incentive plan, please contact a 5LINX® representative in your area or send a e-mail requesting information to L2F@5LINX.com.
What is the cost for our organization to participate?
There is no cost to participate in the LINX2Funds Program. We provide you with a FREE website and we host it for FREE.
How can our organization participate in this program?
Simply complete the LINX2Funds Agreement and Application form and fax it to 585-359-0233 or mail it to 5LINX® Enterprises, Inc., 275 Kenneth Drive, Rochester, New York 14623. Within 48 hours of our receipt of your application and required documentation, your group will receive notification of acceptance, a 5LINX® identification number and URL for your affinity website.
How long will we get paid for the Home and Business phone service?
You will receive a monthly residual for as long as your members, employees and supporters use their services whether it be for a year and for one hundred years.
How can our organization’s LINX2Funds website enhance our success?
We provide you with a website that allows easy management of your program and minimizes the demand of time on your staff and volunteers. The website allows your supporters to obtain their products and service needs 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week independently of your organization. In addition, the website allows you to state your “cause” for participating in LINX2Funds and acknowledges what their purchase can contribute to. Your 5LINX® representative will assist in the personalizing of your website. This process normally takes less than one hour. This website will also provide your group with a database that accumulates a list of all supporters/members/employees & customers that are helping contribute to the success of your L2F affinity program.
What roles may our 5LINX® representative serve during our affinity relationship?
Your 5LINX® representative may:
- Assist in presenting the new opportunities to all active parties (i.e. board members)
- Help establish goals and objectives for the LINX2Funds program
- Explain how the “Cause Marketing” and your group’s “Product” websites work
- Meet with all volunteers associated with this program and conduct an educational forum to explain all program details, answer questions and resolve any uncertainties
- Conduct at least one forum for supporters to ask questions and sign-up for services
- Educate volunteers on how to address supporter’s questions and procedures for response to e-mails from your supporters
- Explain how your “Virtual Office” works and tracks your activity