Simple Steps for Building Networks to Raise Money

Collaborative Networking Events – THE way to spread your wings and SOAR! This is when you partner a business, nonprofit, sponsor and attendees. The business and the sponsor may be one in the same.

  • Business – provides location
  • Sponsor – pays for event amenities (food, etc)
  • Non-profit – featured during presentation
  • Attendees come to NETWORK and will see the presentation

The Collaborative Networking Event is a mix n’ mingle partnered between two presentations. SOAR is an acronym for a relationship management style. Network Fundraising is the system. SOAR with Network Fundraising is described in a book – by the same name. There are also educational platforms described on the website. soarwithnetworkfundraising.org

Why network at all?

  • Develop relationships for business
  • Grow market share
  • Create sustainability

When does networking really work?

  • Growth happens within your network because of reciprocal services you provide to others
  • Reciprication happens when you’re giving back in meaningful ways because you know what someone values.

Networking methods – there are many. The one to consider, which happens officially in three meetings, is 1:1 networking.

  • Meeting #1
    • Learn more about the individual
    • Listen to ideas
    • Determine where there’s an overlap
    • Mutually share information about networks
  • Meeting #2
    • Offer support in meaningful ways
    • Add value
    • Determine how to recognize
    • Provide network leads and opportunities
  • Meeting #3
    • Determine the best way to develop a collaboration
    • Make the ask

SOAR with Network Fundraising – the book on Amazon – Click to order

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