SEEKING 5 innovative fundraisers to become winners with SOAR! SOAR gives back and now, one fundraiser in each of the 5 areas of the U.S. will be selected to learn SOAR's system without cost. Send an email with "why you" described. Send no more than 200 words by April 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org Put "Innovative Fundraiser" in the … Continue reading Seeking 5 Innovative Fundraisers
Have you ever asked people why they give? This can be a donation of time, money, or resources. It is crucial to know why a person gives if you're looking for donations. It is also important to know why some people may avoid you! The top reason a person gives, believe it or not, is … Continue reading Why People Donate & Why They Avoid You if You’re Asking for Gifts
Theodore Roosevelt made a speech titled "The Leader and The Cause" on October 14, 1912. A portion of that speech is printed here: "I am in this cause with my whole heart and soul. I believe that the Progressive movement is for making life a little easier for all our people; a movement to try … Continue reading Fundraising For a Leader and a Cause
Have a simple conversation. There are two kinds - Motivational and Informational. They are both important when you're ready to throw in the towel. You make these conversations happen in order to increase your enthusiasm. Motivational conversations are with people who are: Supportive of our mission - who is that? Can you think of a couple … Continue reading Ready to Give Up on Fundraising? TALK
Add an experienced and successful fundraiser to your team for one year. SOAR gives a program away to one lucky non-profit every three months. Sign Up - Click Here! What you'll get: Monthly 1:1 Networking Meetings, which is a 50-minute call to discuss items you want to develop within your program Training webinars: The original series, … Continue reading Year-long Development Program for Fundraising
"The more people you know, the more places you'll go." Sounds like a familiar quote, right? It's close but not quite the same as Dr. Seuss (if you're wondering). Building networks goes hand in hand with raising money and increasing market share. Take the text literally. The more people you know and share your message … Continue reading Raising Money & Building Networks!
Volunteers and outreach. They were the same two things you were thinking of, right? Great minds think alike! Volunteers and outreach improve fundraising. You're nodding and saying, "Okay, but how is the volunteer who's helping us file papers in the office going to help us raise money?" First - he/she is filing and you're not. … Continue reading What Two Things Improve Fundraising?
Are you lifting off or landing? Fundraising gets the best elevation while in the air! A V-formation with SOAR is the program associated with developing a volunteer program. It is a "V (volunteer) formation" and when it is done well - your program SOARS! Think about it, the V-formation with birds is when they get … Continue reading The Flight of Fundraising
Raising money is a skill. Some are more apt to have it BUT everyone can learn it! There are simple steps you can take to be successful at your work for raising money. Help yourself by learning a system, which works for all businesses although at SOAR we focus on helping non-profits because the control … Continue reading Help Yourself – Fundraising Offers Opportunities for Expansion
Fundraisers talk about appeals all the time when raising money. It's the appeal, or ask for a gift! Is now the right time to ask? It certainly is if you've already prepared and educated people about your organization. If not...stay away from the ask! Instead, think about the future and how you raise the … Continue reading The Appeal For Giving Comes First