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

Successful Fundraising IS Being a Good Leader

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

Why people choose to SOAR & develop a fundraising community.

WHY SOAR? Increase fundraising. (i.e. 126% in four months and 371% within sixteen months) when you focus on growing your community. Three ways to SOAR: 1.) Facebook Group (free) – check in here 2.) Monthly newsletter (free) – join the list here  3.) SOAR membership provides value on fundraising services: Monthly trainings - Fundraising Migration … Continue reading Why people choose to SOAR & develop a fundraising community.

Building the BEST Fundraising Team

A fundraiser is extremely rewarding when you reach your goal. The bummer is that while you're creating the fundraiser it can be incredibly stressful and time-consuming if you're doing it alone. At SOAR we call volunteers for an organization the V-formation. In order to run your fundraiser successfully and to manage your time properly, we … Continue reading Building the BEST Fundraising Team

Corporations call fundraising “increasing market share.” Non-profits call it creating sustainability.

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.

1 in 7 seniors live in poverty – See dramatic ads used to create awareness

#SOARwithnetworkfundraising joins the cause to help our seniors in poverty and reposts this article from link here. "Today, 1 in 7 seniors live in poverty," said AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson. "Senior poverty is a widespread and deeply disturbing problem in the U.S. — but it's often hidden from sight." She continued, "These ads … Continue reading 1 in 7 seniors live in poverty – See dramatic ads used to create awareness

Fundraising Goals – In the Bag!

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!

Getting donations because your non-profit gives the donors what they want

A list, compiled through donor interviews, is below. These are the common answers for what a donor wants in order to feel good about a donation they make. good community standing for the non-profit they donate to a non-profit that works with others to pool resources respected fundraising tools fiscal responsibility of how they spend … Continue reading Getting donations because your non-profit gives the donors what they want

Raising Money? A Result of Good Choices.

You have choices to make. You weigh the options while educating yourself. You make a choice. This is an ideal scenario but it's not always the way it goes. A corporation growing market share (AKA raising money) often limits their options to what they've always done and then expects different results. You've probably heard a … Continue reading Raising Money? A Result of Good Choices.

Value of Follow up – PRICELESS

People who follow up in a timely manner achieve greater success. It's a bold statement. Do you agree? Take a look at someone who is doing well in growing their future. They share their message and then what? OFFER opportunities to be involved. It's the "O" in SOAR. First, you share your message and then … Continue reading Value of Follow up – PRICELESS