So Sperro has officially just turned one year old!
I sometimes still cannot believe what can become of just a simple idea. How a flash of electricity between some brain cells can lead to the real change being brought to the world around us.
Think how much growing a child does from day 1 to year one. And I don’t even mean from birth. Think how much bigger a one year old toddler is compared to one sperm cell and one egg cell. A baby isn’t that big, but compared to what it originally was, it’s enormous.
Sperro is that one year old toddler, still a lot to grow, but a lot of growing has been done. Our first meeting we just talked about what we were even trying to do. Tasks were volunteered for randomly, with (all too) flexible deadlines. No one had a set role, and we were never sure how to go about doing what we wanted to do. We weren’t exactly sure what we did, how we were going to do it, or how it would benefit others.
But now, exactly 40 (executive) meetings later, we aren’t hardened non-profit professionals, but we definitely aren’t unseasoned noobs either. Not sprinting yet, but definitely building up that speed, and knowing that we are going to get there.
Our first big event (big because it was our first), was a gym night. Our most recent big event was an 11 day humanitarian project in Honduras for which we we raised $23,000. Not a bad progression, I would say. Not close to Red Cross status, but on our way.
The numbers are growing. We had a total of 20 events in 2014. And from these events we have grown our Facebook group from 9 people, to over 300 people. And helped bring positive change in the world that benefitted many more people than that.
Consistency is the key to all success. Every successful entrepreneur didn’t succeed with just one idea. Every lottery winner didn’t ever buy just one ticket.
We hope that all of you continue to bring your skills, talents, effort and time to positive community changing projects that we will have coming in 2015.
I encourage you to contact us (or even leave a comment) if you have any project ideas you hope to see happen.
Sperro is here to help you Do More Than Just Hope!