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Developing a Fundraising Plan – Raising Money is Always About Your Next Move!

The fundraising plan is first and foremost, the most NECESSARY document needed to raise money. Get a team together to discuss short and long term goals. Then, take small steps to open the right doors.   Team __________________________ __________________________ How much money by when? ____________________6 months ____________________12 months ____________________24 months ____________________36 months ____________________48 months ____________________60 months Methods … Continue reading Developing a Fundraising Plan – Raising Money is Always About Your Next Move!

Keeping Donors In This Ever-Changing World

"I've donated to the same organization for fifteen years and now I'm getting thank you notes addressed to the 'donor' of the house. 'Dear donor' just doesn't work for me!"Technology allows us to do the whole process of thanking donors quickly. You get the form letter ready, merge the database, print the mailing label and … Continue reading Keeping Donors In This Ever-Changing World

Nonprofits Giving Back

Giving is something people do for nonprofits. Giving back is how the nonprofit returns the favor, so to speak. We feature in articles how people give back to others. It opens the door to a giving mentality, which is good in any walk of life. Interested in sharing how you give back? Send an email … Continue reading Nonprofits Giving Back

Keep Fundraising Costs Minimal for the Best Return

You know, fundraising costs money. A development professional advances a nonprofit's mission when the org has the money to hire one. Not everyone does. The average devpro stays on board for eighteen months because, let's face it, asking people to give up their hard-earned cash is a tough job. There's a lot that goes into … Continue reading Keep Fundraising Costs Minimal for the Best Return

Over the TOP Fundraising Team

Don't go alone! How long have we been preaching this to our kids. "Partner up!" It's that simple. The V-formation develops and runs your fundraiser successfully. What in the world!? A V-formation is a group of birds, flying in a flock, to get to where they want to go. That's not me! Are you sure? … Continue reading Over the TOP Fundraising Team

The Business to do it First in a Community WINS!

Step one: One person decides they want to spearhead the cause marketing program in their community and they are backed by their company to explore the ROI. It’s a perfect opportunity for a community relations person in a marketing department. It's the way to develop a lasting, sustainable way to improve business, and it comes out … Continue reading The Business to do it First in a Community WINS!

Nonprofits Collaborate in Teller County, Colorado To Create Impact

The Nonprofit Cooperative in Teller County, Colorado is a project of SOAR with Network Fundraising. Organizations represented at the meeting on January 8 were: Mountain Top Cycling ClubTeller County Farmer's Market AssociationWoodland Park Farmer's MarketWoodland Park Main StreetColorado Phoenix ProjectJunior Achievement of Teller CountyPikes Peak Rotary ClubLighter Side of Christmas ParadeWoodland Park Wind SymphonyTeller Safe … Continue reading Nonprofits Collaborate in Teller County, Colorado To Create Impact

Event Planning, Marketing and Fundraising Through Events

Event Planning Start with the idea and a simple plan. This is what you present to the people who will help you implement the idea. Idea and simple plan (what, when, how, cost). Make sure to check the community calendar to make sure there's no overlap with another event Present to the people who will … Continue reading Event Planning, Marketing and Fundraising Through Events

Help a Donor Choose your Cause

Details below are given to businesses in order to help them choose a cause for their donation. Excerpt from blog by Abby Quillen. With more than 1 million non-profit foundations and charities in the U.S., it may be daunting to decide on a cause to support. Paradoxically, the more choices available, the harder it is to … Continue reading Help a Donor Choose your Cause

Coordinating a Process to Recognize Donors

Claire Windsor volunteers with the Heart Start Foundation (“HSF”) and has helped them retain 69% of their donors because of a donor-recognition program they now implement. 21% of donors say they never receive a thank you note. It’s the first step. A thank you lets a person know their donation was received. A simple thank … Continue reading Coordinating a Process to Recognize Donors