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The hCard membership not only enables savings and discounts, but facilitates fundraising opportunities for schools and nonprofits. The hCard leverages social and mobile commerce to increase traffic and revenue for business, while supporting the military, first responders and nonprofits.

Transforming the Triad – Military Veteran Takes Up the Challenge

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Military veteran Matt Currin is the new Triad regional manager

With latest research from the Annie E. Casey foundation and other organizations showing that 30% of children in the Triad live in poverty, the timing has never been better for a program such as the hCard’s 100% fundraiser. Schools, booster clubs, soccer teams, bands, nonprofits and religious organizations can all benefit from the initiative, and the good news for High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem is that there’s a new regional manager for the program in your area.

A Skilled Veteran

Matt Currin is the new incumbent for the role, and while it’s rather different from his previous jobs he’s excited about the possibilities. Matt has worked as a flight school instructor in the Marine Corps as well as a hospital air care pilot. He’s been in sales, public speaking and training, and as the 2012 Girls Youth Soccer Coach of the Year for North Carolina, few people know more about the financial challenges facing youth soccer teams than he does.

Plans for Progress

With big plans to help local teams and booster clubs raise funds for their activities, Matt’s goals are also to aid local business owners to find customers. With the great deals and discounts offered by the hCard program, he believes there’s currently an opportunity to make a huge difference in the region. Matt says he can’t wait to tell people in the Triad about the hCard and the many ways in which it can benefit everyone.

How it Works

The hCard is a discount card that enables holders to show it at qualified vendors and save on products and services. While it’s free for members of the military and veterans, other consumers can buy it for the nominal fee of $20. Businesses, meanwhile, sign up for a free ad space in the hCard’s directory. When enough companies activate their listings, the organization that recruited them to the directory receive a supply of discount cards to sell to consumers. The organization retains all the money realized from the sale, the companies get increased business through the various opportunities available for reaching customers and the consumers get to save money.

Hitting the Road

This is what has Matt Currin so excited. As a military vet, he’s community-minded and committed to the Triad area. As a youth soccer coach, he’s passionate about the game, and the possibilities offered by the hCard program represent great synergies, as far as he is concerned. Matt plans to hit the road as soon as possible to start getting Triad organizations on board and educating businesses on how they can help the community without incurring unnecessary costs. And with the current rebound in the Triad housing market, there’s bound to be an upswing in the economy in the next 12 months. Matt plans to capitalize on that and get the community working to help itself.

 

 

5 Ways the hCard Can Help Your North Carolina Fundraiser

Raising funds for schools, soccer teams or other nonprofit is always a challenge—especially when you need to find money quickly. Now, the hCard, a nationwide discount card available in a number of states, is launching in North Carolina with its 100% fundraising option for local organizations. Whether you need to raise $2,000 or $8,000, here are 5 ways the new hCard can help you to do so.

#1: Giving You a Goal

Start by setting your goal for the amount of money you need to raise. For every 100 cards sold directly, your organization will earn $2,000. Define what the money is needed for and get prices and estimates for the total that you need, including a 10% contingency in case you’ve overlooked something. Then create your profile by completing the fundraiser signup form, and you’re ready to roll.

#2: Direct Sales Earnings

The reason we call it the 100% fundraiser is because if your supporters buy the cards directly you’re your booster club, school or soccer team, you get to keep 100% of the money generated. That’s right – 100%. All you have to do is encourage your local preferred businesses to sign up for the hCard’s online directory, which is free of charge to place but requires a one-time $49 activation fee. When you reach the required quota of businesses, we’ll supply you with free hCards to sell to your supporters.

#3: Online Sales Earnings

Online fundraising is a growing market, and for every card that is purchased online, your organization still gets half of the fee for doing absolutely nothing. As long as the buyer selects your school, soccer team or booster club as the beneficiary when he or she makes the purchase, you’ll get the money. The buyer gets exactly the same deal as if the card was purchased direct—discounts on products from local and national businesses, special offers and other great ways to save money.

#4: Securing Helping Hands

The hCard helps you to raise money by eliminating the need for organizations to go cap-in-hand to members, parents and community supporters. The most loyal proponent can only give so much before it starts to feel like the proverbial “bottomless well.” The beauty of the hCard is that it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Buyers benefit from the card themselves, and by purchasing additional cards for their friends and family members they’re giving a helping hand to both the seller and the recipient. It’s a chance to really make a difference, while benefiting from the deal themselves.

#5: Earning Extra hCards

With the hCard bonus program you can also earn extra hCards that you can sell to your supporters at the regular rate. Finding a business sponsor nets you 250 additional cards, or encourage the listed businesses to upgrade to featured listings or the premier mobile solution and you’ll get a bunch of additional cards to sell. You’ll also get free bonus cards to give away to your local police, fire fighters or volunteers, and if you supply photos that can be used in the hCard’s marketing program you’ll get bonus cards, too.

So if your school, booster club, band, soccer team or other nonprofit needs to generate $2,000, $4,000, $8,000 or more, the hCard’s 100% fundraiser is your answer. Sign up today and start raising funds without delay.

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This blog was brought to you by the great people at The hCard, powered by SchoolHeart, Inc. We are headquartered in Raleigh, NC with additional offices located in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL.

 

The hCard® Program Puts the Mobile into Local

Over the years, the hCard initiative has developed strong relationships with community-minded businesses by enhancing their visibility, customer loyalty and sales. Now the hCard has added a mobile hCard app, giving local businesses the further ability to benefit from leading edge communication, advertising and SEO technology.

The hCard success-based program helps everyone in the community.

  • Businesses become Community Partners with heightened credibility, becoming known as the good guys.
  • Members benefit by saving money.
  • Community-based schools and nonprofits benefit by receiving much needed revenue.
  • And, the hCard Program strategy has also recently been further enhanced by a free download for our military, veterans, firefighters and law enforcement to show appreciation for keeping us safe and secure.

At the hCard, we ARE “Funding the Heart of America®!”

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This blog post is brought to you by the great people at The hCard. Find us and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thehcard

Our website is http://www.thehcard.com 

We are on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/thehcard 

Mailing Address:

SchoolHeart, Inc.
P.O. Box 61145
Raleigh, NC 27661 U.S.A.

Phone: 919 217 2423

For more information, email:

admin@thehcard.com

The hCard powered by SchoolHeart, Inc.  is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with additional offices located in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL. 

 

The hCard: A Storied Past and a Great Future

Over the years, The hCard has developed a well-earned reputation for being involved in an array of community endeavors, always placing clients and businesses first. We realize that it is through continuous relationships that things get done. We have promoted and truly revolutionized the power of membership discounts, business advertising, local, regional and national discounting, and community partnering. We are the solution for shopping local and ‘show and save’ in area merchant locations.

It was through our fundraising arm that we involve our focus to include schools and nonprofits.  Our hCard Program gives them a platform to provide residual income for uniforms, sports, trips, the arts, and the like. We even handle all the orders and the deliveries and offer a renewal residual option! Selling cookies and candles quickly become Plan B when The hCard opportunity is presented.

Recently over the past months, we have found two key partners who have allowed us to grow even further with the military, police, fire, and first responders. Navy Federal Credit Union and Cox Communication in Virginia came on board to help us grow these critical discounts. They have been strong supporters of our mission. They bought into our Military Discounts and it has meant a lot to us.

We are now growing in both synergy and opportunity with three cities on board as Chamber Partners.

Our strategy of thinking local means so much in this economy. Our sluggish economy can only be strengthened from the ground up. Local growth means a stronger nation.

We believe in giving back. It is what started The hCard in the first place. Being supported and believed by increasing numbers of same purposed individuals gives us the power and the energy to grow.

Each day is a continuous celebration for us at The hCard, we call it living in the moment. Belief can go a long way. Our past blends nicely into the future.

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This blog post is brought to you by the great people at The hCard. Find us and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thehcard

Our website is http://www.thehcard.com 

We are on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/thehcard 

Mailing Address:

SchoolHeart, Inc.
P.O. Box 61145
Raleigh, NC 27661 U.S.A.

Phone: 919 217 2423

For more information, email:

admin@thehcard.com

The hCard powered by SchoolHeart, Inc.  is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with additional offices located in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL. 

The hCard presents The iCareCard and YOU!

The hCard is always looking for ways to make communities and businesses better. In association with The hCard, we want to share the amazing iCareCard; the reloadable VISA debit card that can be used anywhere in the world where your VISA is accepted!

There are two types of iCareCard Reloadable cards, Self-Funded, and 3rd Party Funded. Self- Funded cards are loaded and re-loaded from your current checking account. You determine the balance you want to load on your card and when the balance falls below your selected re-load point, your card is re-loaded from your checking account. 3rd Party Funded cards are loaded by a 3rd party, such as your employer. And your card is always insured for up to $250,000 by the FDIC.

Why use your iCareCard?

Automatically reload from your checking account
Earn $.05 cash back on all transactions of at least $10.00 + $.04 to your chosen charity  

Save $.03 per gas rebate on fuel purchases anywhere in the U.S.
Get local and national rebates
Support your community

Share with others and Earn monthly referral income!

The SaMMM (Save Money, Make Money) program is designed to reward our cardholders and their favorite charities and nonprofits for letting others know about the most powerful debit card available.

And, we reward you not only one time, but on an ongoing basis for both your Direct Referrals and your Indirect Referrals (someone referred by a person that you referred)!

The referral income makes “cents” and associates will  help others use this debit card, save money on gas, and earn cash back, immediately and anywhere!  CLICK HERE

Earn up to $100.00 per month per referral! 

You can refer friends, family, coworkers, customers, employees, and so many others by simply giving them a link that The hCard will provide you with.

If you have questions, please call our office 919.217.2423 ext. 305  directly at 505-699-5229 (m).

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This blog post is brought to you by the great people at The hCard. Find us and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thehcard

Our website is http://www.thehcard.com 

We are on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/thehcard 

Mailing Address:

SchoolHeart, Inc.
P.O. Box 61145
Raleigh, NC 27661 U.S.A.

Phone: 919 217 2423

For more information, email:

admin@thehcard.com

The hCard powered by SchoolHeart, Inc.  is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with additional offices located in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL. 

The hCard Announces the Community Partner Program!

Cumberland County is one of the strongholds of our American Armed Forces here in the USA. Its county seat, Fayetteville, is best known around the world as the home of Fort Bragg, a major Army installation nestled in the northwest part of the town. Also located here is the Pope Army Airfield, a garrison that supports aircraft, medical and fire response as well as mission command and aircrew management.

With a population of over 200,000, Fayetteville is proud of the fact that it hosts the U.S. Army Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command. And it is the main reason why The hCard is in pre-launch in this military town with a target date of late January to launch The Chamber App and the Community Partner Program.

The principle reason why The hCard is here in Fort Bragg country  is that we bring incredible value to our military members with savings and discounts across the country. But as we head deeply into 2013, our continued focus even more on our military and all those who serve us on a daily basis protecting our freedoms.

Military personnel, veterans, police, sheriffs, and firefighters all can save hundreds of dollars at local merchants using The hCard Mobile Apps; and it is absolutely FREE! It is simple and easy to sign up and you can find all the information at http://www.thehcard.com/

The good people of Fayetteville and surrounding areas can support these free apps by purchasing The hCard from their favorite school or nonprofit. http://thehcard.com/content/organizations.html

All those interested potential members can also download The hCard discounts.

We bring value to all of our members and we serve a multitude of local communities. Fayetteville is a very special opportunity with a rich blend of patriotism, hard work and opportunity. For us at The hCard, that means success.

We urge you to visit the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and all it has to offer!

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This blog post is brought to you by the great people at The hCard. Find us and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thehcard

Our website is http://www.thehcard.com 

We are on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/thehcard 

Mailing Address:

SchoolHeart, Inc.
P.O. Box 61145
Raleigh, NC 27661 U.S.A.

Phone: 919 217 2423

For more information, email:

admin@thehcard.com

The hCard powered by SchoolHeart, Inc.  is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with additional offices located in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL.