Paper calendars are still hanging on people's walls. Determine what you think would sell in your market - only get a limited number of calendars printed - take orders now and deliver in DecemberOffer a training on something and collect money from people for attending. Usually, there's a professional out there willing to train in … Continue reading More Fundraising Ideas
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
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
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
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!
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
You may be wondering how you can tell if you're a good leader at fundraising. Well, let's look at what you're doing now to raise money. Do you have a process for raising money and if so, have you taught other people how to use the process? Are you currently meeting with a group of … Continue reading Successful Fundraising IS Being a Good Leader
Keeping a development professional longer than the average 18 months is important to a successful run at growing community and raising money. The Founder of SOAR stood in the shoes of a development professional for a corporation and also a non-profit for many years. Corporations call fundraising "increasing market share." Non-profits call it creating sustainability. … Continue reading Corporations call fundraising “increasing market share.” Non-profits call it creating sustainability.
We love this statement by Amy Clinton, "The overall success of a grant writer should ultimately be measured by whether or not the organization for which that person is writing grants is building relationships and program credibility with funders and achieving incremental increases in grant funding revenues." Recently, an organization in our community saw the deletion of … Continue reading Relationships with Grantors – Four Tips
Basically, "in the bag" means your fundraising is secured! You know it's true because you've already accomplished the goal. Whew - a sigh of relief. Last quarter of the year...is it really in the bag or are you kidding yourself? As a nonprofit, it can be hard to focus on year-end goals when it's only … Continue reading Fundraising Goals – In the Bag!