TALK, talk, talk! Yes, think of the many opportunities you are presented with everyday. What if you talked to three new people about the work you do? You’ve seen how a network grows. You tell three people and they tell three people, and so on, and so on.
As an added bonus – make a name tag part of your business attire. There’s a simple reason. People often experience stress when they do not hear a person’s name correctly, or if they hear the name they may soon forget it. A name tag offers a visual confirmation, which adds a level of trust. It allows a person to refresh their memory and if you haven’t seen someone for a while, it gives them the opportunity to remember you first! It’s a great way to give back to others if you think about it from their perspective.
Outside the norm “opportunities” to share:
- Sporting events
- School activities
- Grocery line
- Park and recreation areas
- Neighborhood activities
- Visits to the drycleaner, dentist, hairstylist, doctor, post office, favorite restaurant
If you share with one person every business day you are sharing with 260 people each year. Multiply that by 3. That’s 780 times per year. Chances are you are presenting your mission to more than one person at any given time. Just imagine if one day each month you share with 30 people. That’s 360 people per year. Then, what if you just devote two days every week to telling three people. This is much more realistic.
Telling three people two times each week is 3 x 2 = 6
6 times/week x 52 weeks = 312 times per year
So, you have 312 plus the 360 people learning about you in group sessions (30 x 12 = 360 as mentioned in the above paragraph)
312 + 360 = 672 people
SOAR tells organizations how to put a system in place to share their message and reach 360 people. Certainly, you can purchase the guide for $8.99, read how to make it happen, and then implement it. Here’s the Amazon link.
OR – you can go with more personal guidance for $374. There are three levels SOAR offers. Each level includes an audit of fundraising systems. This is done on the phone after SOAR explores answers you provide on a questionnaire. All of the levels also include the SOAR with Network Fundraising guide and accompanying webinars to completely describe a program known to increase fundraising 371% in 16 months.
SOAR’s highest level offers an opportunity to have “feet on the ground” in your community. This is a year-long development program, which includes all of the resources and support SOAR offers to ensure your success.
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