Fundraising Plans

250 – 450 CREDITS

SOAR’s plans have increased dollars raised by 371% within 16 months! Start with an initial plan. Think through the next year and what it looks like in order to achieve the success you want in order to grow your program.

EARN CREDITS

We have a volunteer program (7+ volunteers)2
We host an annual volunteer appreciation event3
We have volunteer job descriptions and we distribute them5
We have a volunteer training program5
We have a system for tracking volunteer hours8
We have a social media presence (2+ networks)8
We schedule regular posts on social media (3+/week)10
We have regular events scheduled for fundraising 10
We have developed a fundraising plan before10

WOULD YOU LIKE TO EARN MORE CREDITS? TRY THIS FOR 24 ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Talk to 3 people you meet today about your organization’s mission8
Invite someone to visit your organization for a tour of services; schedule the date8
Call a major donor to say hi; keep the call short; don’t ask for a donation8

HOW MANY CREDITS DO YOU HAVE NOW? WANT MORE?

WHEN YOU’RE WORKING WITH SOAR ON A FUNDRAISING PLAN, YOU PARTICIPATE IN:

  • An online interactive program, which is set up specifically for your organization
  • Key stakeholders are invited to participate
  • Meeting #1 is scheduled – this is a call
  • Conversations continue for ten days online (not always consecutive days) and the plan is developed

MEETING #1

  • Determine goals (short and long term) for the organization, prioritize
  • Discuss roles for people participating in the plan’s development (2 – 3 participants is perfect)
  • Set up ongoing meetings

MEETING #2

  • Resource discovery and next steps

MEETING #3

  • Development of resources, steps established for moving forward

MEETING #4

  • Expand the stakes to further potential 

MEETING #5

  • Expansion detailed and explored

MEETING #6

  • Field of focus narrowed

MEETING #7

  • Systems pinpointed and laid out

MEETING #8

  • Logistics and timeline finalized

MEETING #9

  • Final adjustments to plan’s draft

MEETING #10

  • Review final plan


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CEO AND FOUNDER OF SOAR
GAYLE GROSS