Do You SOAR? Time to do a SELFIE and see!

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!

Engage business partners when fundraising to get the best results

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

Creating Positive Experiences

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

Taking it Easy on Donors

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

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