First of all - determine your mission. This is usually the top priority of your role with an organization. Let's just say it's to raise money since SOAR is all about lifting people up to help them be successful with fundraising. "Everything is better when shared." Have you heard that saying? Someone to help you … Continue reading Training Others to Advance your Mission
Volunteer commitment grows when a volunteer feels they are an important part of a successful program. SOAR works with nonprofits to develop the V-formation of fundraising. The giving back scenario matches the same practice of birds flying in a flock. Nonprofits save money while building fundraising momentum with SOAR because there are credits available for … Continue reading Fundraising Grows when you SOAR in a V-formation
Time for a self check to see if you SOAR. Do you... S - share your message O - offer opportunities for people to be involved in your mission A - accept the way people participate R - respect and appreciate everyone involved SURE - I bet you already SOAR. The depth of how often … Continue reading Do You SOAR? Time to do a SELFIE and see!
Beat the odds. Fundraising can be difficult, especially in a small community or micro community within a large city. Those raising money as well as those who contribute often view fundraisers as an unpleasant task. How do you make it easier? You already know a person will say yes before you ask for something. Getting … Continue reading Nonprofits – Beat the Odds of Fundraising by Being Cooperative
Build fundraising into the framework of engagement for local businesses. Meetings and activities for SOAR's Co-Op happen within brick and mortar business locations to promote developing partnerships and potential sales/service In-kind donation opportunities by a business help to offset the frequent “ask” for donations, which is a common complaint contributing to donor fatigue Use it … Continue reading Engage business partners when fundraising to get the best results
Earn credits, buy credits, spend credits Everyone begins their fundraising program at a different level. For this reason, we give credit where credit is due. ADD UP THE TOTAL CREDITS YOU’VE EARNED: We have a volunteer program (7+ volunteers)2We host an annual volunteer appreciation event3We have volunteer job descriptions and we distribute them5We have a … Continue reading Check the fundraising credits you’ve earned
People get tired of doing the same old things. It's time to get innovative with how you raise money. We have creativity in abundance at SOAR. We suggest you base your next fundraiser on the things your community likes to do. If you'd like advice on an idea, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to provide … Continue reading NEW Fundraising Ideas Help You SOAR!
A positive experience begins with the right intent - an opportunity to offer something meaningful to another person. Only 4% of people voice their complaints to you about something you've done. Are they voicing their dismay to others? You bet. Begin by recognizing how you feel. If there's any feeling you have that maybe, just … Continue reading Creating Positive Experiences
Donors have a giving heart. They are asked more often than not to consider giving. Ask a donor, "What can I do for you?" and they will probably sidestep the conversation. It's not something they're comfortable discussing. It's not supposed to be about them in their mind because it's about others. Understanding how a donor … Continue reading Taking it Easy on Donors
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!