What is the mission behind Empowering Our Community or EOC? Empowering our Community is all about empowering individuals, non-profits and businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area and other Eastern Iowa communities. (Currently - Clinton, IA) Visit our website at www.eoc.team
If I’m a business, why should I consider being part of the EOC business network? Businesses may join the EOC business network at no cost. Your business will have your contact information (name, address, email, website, social media sites and phone number) along with a description of your business placed on the business directory of the EOC website. Each business will have the opportunity to promote their services, along with discounts to EOC members. These discounts may be changed throughout the year at no cost and may be shared through social media outlets. Visit our current list of participating businesses and discounts at www.eoc.team/incentives
How do non-profits and individuals fit into the EOC story? A non-profit may raise funds for their organization by offering personalized EOC Empowerment Cards with the logo of the non-profit on the front. These cards can be purchased with a minimum order of 250 cards for $200. We recommend that these cards be sold for $20 each. All proceeds are retained by the local non-profit and individuals that buy the card will have access to continual discounts from 40+ businesses in the Cedar Rapids metro area plus all other participating Eastern Iowa communities. Cards have a 12 month expiration. To know more about starting a campaign visit www.eoc.team/campaigns
What are EOC Ambassador Sponsors? An Ambassador is a business or organization that would like to leverage and show support for local non-profits and businesses. An Ambassador would buy EOC Empowerment Cards for local non-profits. The card would be personalized with the logo of the Ambassador, and the cards would be given to one or many non-profits of the Ambassador's choice for them to sell. All proceeds go to the non-profits and the cost to the Ambassador is considered advertising. It's a win-win-win for individuals, non-profits and businesses.
Why should you consider being part of the EOC network? Three great pillars of any community are individuals, non-profits and businesses. When all are working in unison, there is great confluence and that momentum is hard to stop. EOC’s infrastructure and team of advisors wants to help continue that environment where individuals, non-profits and businesses can work as a team to Empower Our Community right here in the Cedar Rapids metro area and other participating Eastern Iowa communities.
How does the pricing work for the EOC Empowerment Cards? We have a new pricing structure for the EOC Empowerment Card for non-profits as of 5-15-19. (Prices are subject to change)
250 - 999 cards = 80 cents per card
1000 - 4,999 cards = 70 cents per card
5000 - 9,999 cards = 60 cents per card
10,000+ cards = 50 cents per card
Will EOC be branching out into other communities? The simple answer is yes! For a community to get started, it is important to have a minimum of 20 businesses in the community willing to offer discounts/incentives. The hope of EOC is that non-profits in the respective community would help in reaching out to local businesses since they will be the primary beneficiary of the EOC Empowerment Card proceeds. EOC is currently active in the Cedar Rapids metro area and the Clinton community. Long range plans include Dubuque, the Quad Cities, Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty and Waterloo/Cedar Falls. If you are part of one of these communities, or you think EOC could be a resource to the community that you live in, contact us. We are always willing to have a conversation.