Vehicles for Raising Money!

Individual giving, group giving, and organizational giving are three of the vehicles people use for donating money nowadays. This is important to know when you’re establishing ways to share your information with people who may be potential donors. These methods become vehicles for your success when you let people know your organization is an option.

Individual: This is when someone gets directly involved in your mission. Usually, there are obvious reasons, which make this happen. They may have a  personal connection through a family member or friend. Other times, it’s not so simple.

Group: This is when someone chooses to be part of a group giving campaign. It may be dedicating an amount of money for someone completing a task. The one that comes to mind is a “run” where a person contributes so much per mile when it’s completed. It’s a sponsorship, so to speak.

The popular giving campaigns would fall into this category. Many people are now giving their donations through “Giving Tuesday” because it touches the organizations, which are tried and true and have taken the steps to market themselves. This is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – https://www.givingtuesday.org/

In Colorado there’s the Colorado Give campaign. Last year, https://www.coloradogives.org/ raised nearly 34 million dollars in twenty-four hours. This is the first Tuesday in December this year.

In Colorado Springs there’s the IndyGive campaign where 75 non-profits learn how to market their organization while also encouraging people to donate during the two month campaign. https://indygive.com/ 

The last one mentioned here – also in Colorado Springs – is the Empty Stocking Fund. this event has been around for thirty-three years. It will run Thanksgiving Day through January 19, 2018. 100% of the funds go directly to agencies to support those in need thanks to the sponsors. https://www.fillanemptystocking.org/about-the-fund/

Organizational: This is where people are contributing on the level of sponsorship. They may donate money and receive a product in return. Many times a business will purchase a “table” at a fundraising event and people from the business will attend. Sometimes, the people sitting at the table also contribute personally, which does help the organization grow. The best benefit to the people in the room is they get to know more about the organization and have the opportunity to get more involved.

Organizations sponsor the fundraising efforts of the campaigns mentioned above (IndyGive, Empty Stocking Fund, Colorado Gives and Giving Tuesday) and this allows for ways people can be involved on the organizational level.

 

 

 

 

Networking Events + Advocates = Raising More Money!

What is a networking event?

Two presentations plus a mix n’ mingle, which happen on one day!

Who are advocates?

People who agree to tell people about your business and invite them to your networking events.

How much more money can we raise?

This depends on how organized your presentations are, how well your advocates promote your networking events, and the methods you use to cultivate the relationships. This works for businesses as well as non-profits.

SOAR with Network Fundraising has an Internet self-study course called the SOAR Webinar Series. This teaches the basics for success with using this system. SOAR also has 1:1 coaching opportunities to help you follow the system, which guarantees you’re getting the best opportunity for success. In the past – organizations have increased 126% to 169% within six months of coaching. We are talking about raising more than $50,000 in these instances.

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SOAR helps organizations build their networks for continuous success. It’s a sustainable system!

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Fundraising System where ONE box fits all!

Size and demographics of a community do not matter when it comes to the SOAR with Network Fundraising system for raising money. It works for businesses, just as well as it works for non-profits.

Benefits to buying programs with SOAR

  • The ROI (return on investment) cannot be matched! Where can be buy a fundraising system for as low as $129 ($65 until November 23, 2017) where education is provided, which has proven to increase fundraising 126% in four months? Click here to learn more!
  • Techniques are guaranteed to increase the results of programs for raising money! These may be programs you’re already doing, or they may be new programs you choose to do because of the education you receive.
  • It has helped every organization who’s ever gotten involved! There are no down sides to the program. EVERYONE says it was THE thing, which made the biggest difference for them. And, the difference was huge in most cases.
  • Everybody mentored by the founder of this fundraising system has, on average, increased dollars raised by 41%! These were measurable results and yours will be too!
  • People are successful at using the system in any community! This is a situation where one box fits all. The systems were built with knowledge of how markets react. It is geared to work in any community where people communicate.
  • The founder has faith, works with individuals to achieve success, and is motivated by helping others achieve their goals! She knows your success is her success. She likes to be top of the heap and wants you to be there too.

high five2000x1200ishGayle Gross is the founder of SOAR with Network Fundraising. Her personal mission is to share intellectual knowledge for raising money. Why? She says, “It can be so simple and when people are successful in reaching goals, like raising money, they are happier. This means they are usually kinder, which makes the world a better place to be. I want to be among people who are happy! It’s that simple and most people want to have more money. It’s something I’m good at doing. SOAR with Network Fundraising improves the ability for people to be successful at reaching their goal.” 

GROWING Networks for Fundraising

Consider the three types of connections you have with others:

  1. Personal connections (friends, family, acquaintances)
  2. Business connections (work)
  3. Group connections (civic organizations, networking groups, church, volunteer opportunities)

The goal with network fundraising is to bring people you connect with closer to your fundraising mission. The way to do this is to encourage them to become volunteers. We call the people volunteering for your fundraising program ADVOCATES. Today, you’ll learn about a system, which makes an advocate program within an organization stellar! We’ll talk about creating an adequate motive, which is step one.

Before we dig in you may be wondering – who is an advocate and what do they do? The short answer is an advocate is anyone willing to tell others about your organization. In reality their role is much more important than being a messenger because their involvement assists in growing the dollars you raise. The more people who know about you – the more potential donors you have.

Sometimes, people have a hard time putting their fundraising into the same category of building a business. Think of them as one in the same for this article.

Think in terms of three steps for beginning and maintaining an advocate program:

  1. Develop an adequate motive for people to join you
  2. Add value to people for their involvement
  3. Be consistent

Let’s talk about Adequate Motive because it is first on the list! It is the most important thing to think about. Many times this is where fundraisers feel they cannot bend, or in this case give back, because it takes away from people “loving” their mission.

Your mission is certainly a motive for getting people involved. You are doing great things in the world. Never underestimate the work you do because it matters! An adequate motive is when people gain something in return. It’s when you give back. People like recognition and appreciation. SOAR’s system encourages advocates to move up the ladder toward becoming a DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE. There are three levels along the way, which are outlined in the coming paragraphs. An advocate chooses to be involved because they like how you’re helping others, and they like the way they are also being treated (Examples of benefits you can offer to advocates are listed at the end of this article).

A distinguished advocate is a person who has thirty-five (35) people (potential advocates) within their down-line. You may be thinking there’s no way I can get that many people to be involved. The good news is you don’t have to. It happens within your network. Basically, you invite people to be involved and then they encourage others to join them. Before you know it, the down-line under you has grown, more and more people are getting involved, and you are now distinguished.

Let’s look at the advocate levels from the top down because people like to reach personal goals. These are key to developing a successful network:

  • Once there are two advocates under an advocate he/she becomes a major advocate
  • Once there are five advocates under an advocate he/she becomes a progressive advocate
  • Once there are fifteen advocates under an advocate he/she becomes a competent advocate
  • Once there are thirty-five advocates under an advocate he/she becomes a distinguished advocate

In multi-level marketing this is often called having a “down-line” and we can say the same here. The difference is that advocates are not getting paid actual money. In reality you are offering opportunities for the growth of their mission (benefits), which have the tendency to bring financial gain. They share the word for you and you do the same for them.

Once an Advocate comes on board the goal is to get them to invite others to become advocates. This involves inspiring them to become a Major Advocate, Progressive Advocate, Competent Advocate and the highest level – a Distinguished Advocate. This is accomplished by providing benefits for reaching specific levels and then offering recognition.

This article focused on creating an adequate motive for people to be involved with your mission and to invite people they know to also be involved. There are trainings related to growing your fundraising program. Some are free. You can learn more through this link. 


Advocate Benefits – Examples:

  1. Reaching a higher level of advocacy (SOAR has 4 levels outlined)
  2. Being mentioned on social media
  3. Able to distribute marketing materials within the office
  4. Added to a “vendor” list
  5. Article about them in the organization’s newsletter
  6. A wall within the office where their bios are shared
  7. Participation in events you host

The ways advocates can be involved with your mission – Examples:

  1. Invite others to activities or events you’re hosting
  2. Share your mission with groups you want to be involved with
  3. Be an active presenter for an event you’re hosting
  4. Speak on your organization’s behalf
  5. Help with tasks
  6. Assist in finding sponsors for activities
  7. Open doors with people or companies

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Gayle Gross is the founder of SOAR with Network Fundraising. Her methods help people raise more money – up to 169% has been recorded! 

Learn Award Winning Methods for Fundraising!

SOAR’s Training Webinars are Self-Study Courses for Increasing Market Share to Exceed ALL Previous Fundraising Goals! The tools in these courses are helping non-profits raise more money than they’ve ever done before. Can you afford not to learn something new? What if you find out there are FREE introductory programs and you can get started without paying a penny?

There are FREE webinar sessions available for developing a non-profit’s volunteer program. You can also watch a free 7 minute video to learn the “secret of success” for the fundraising method, which has grown programs to exceed expectations. The webinars you pay for are never more than $129! There’s even one where you get four sessions teaching you the whole sustainable fundraising program and it’s still only $129, so obviously it is the best value! The sessions teach valuable lessons in less than 50 minutes and each session shares proven methods to achieve success. You leave each session with a package of information to leverage for growing the dollars you raise. Become educated on Self-study Courses by clicking this link.

Re: SOAR Discovery Session ($150) – “Gayle is the kind of person that takes YOUR personal project to heart and offers sound advice on how to achieve YOUR goals. She walks through the project with you, sharing ideas and insights that you may have missed not being able to see the forest for the trees. I was able to leave the session with a new perspective on how to launch my new product, price points, and selling options.” Tracie Bennitt, Instaneedle

1:1 coaching is $150 for a 50-minute session. Three goals for moving your program closer to reaching your financial dream number are determined and the timeline is set in place. You can schedule your session by clicking here!

How often have you heard someone say, “The program you’ve put together is remarkable?” What if I tell you this happens regularly when you develop your outreach programs through SOAR with Network Fundraising? It happens because you suddenly begin hitting all of your metrics AND you’re happier!! Your fundraising becomes easy and is based solely on the relationships you develop.

Are you ready to achieve what we call GUARANTEED SUCCESS? We can even talk before you commit to any of SOAR’s services. Schedule time for a chat now: CLICK HERE to see SOAR’s Calendar 

Fundraising Coach – Your Personal Advocate Speaks Up and Raises Money!

The coaching program embraces your organization’s current needs and future goals to ensure you have an effective program for raising money. Your organization partners with a SOAR coach for a year and the program digs deep into the challenges you face. A plan is prepared, which offers solutions to any current challenges. Your coach’s goal is to guide you toward fulfilling successful activities within the timeframe to reach your future goal.

First step: A SOAR Discovery Session, which is $150. This determines the level of coaching needed to reach the desired outcome. This is where a plan is hatched and three immediate goals are set for you to begin. Schedule a SOAR Discovery Session.

You may receive feedback during the SOAR Discovery Session that a year-long program is not necessary to achieve your desired results. Adjustments are made in pricing to give you the best program for your organization. This can range from $1250 to $5000 (see what’s included below).

NOT SURE if you want to commit right away? That’s fine. Feel free to set up a 15 minute exploratory call. This does not cost any money. Click here to check SOAR’s calendar. 

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$5000 coaching program includes:

  • Monthly 50-minute call
  • Required templates for marketing and communication
  • Established fundraising plan determined in unison
  • Monthly goals determined by the plan
  • Fundraising professional available for answering questions as they arise (phone or email)
  • Experience of a professional who has been successful in the field of fundraising and is in tune with what other people are doing to raise money

Be part of a select group accepted at the $5000 level. Begin with a SOAR Discovery Session, which determines the level of coaching needed to reach your desired outcome.

Schedule a SOAR Discovery Session now for $150. 

Stretch to raise money!

Imagine lifting your arms and reaching toward the sky. It feels so good to stretch. The same is true when you expand your circle of influence and bring new people in to learn about you.

Talk Less and Listen More

The more you learn about someone the more ways you can find to “overlap.” Listening gives us the opportunity to discover what’s meaningful to someone else. The more people we are able to listen to, the more opportunities we have to expand our circle. Receive tips via email for mastering this – click here!

Do What You Say

Following up in meaningful ways allows people to know, like and trust you. You listen and record what you hear. People gradually open up to doing business with you when they recognize your interest in them.

Choose Your Battles

A fight, which serves a higher purpose than yourself is worth consideration. People want to know you value a larger picture. Some people fight for what they believe in – just know there’s a time and place. Will the fight make a better situation for others in the end or is it all about you? Another thought to ponder – is the fight worth the aggravation it brings into your life or can you go about resolving it in a different way?

Be Present

When people make time for you, make time for them. You’re in a meeting and now you’re worried about your next meeting, your email, or phone messages. This is not the time. If you’re worried about missing an appointment set an alarm. If, for some reason, you do have to be available for a call – let the person you’re meeting with know that and then put your phone aside until it rings.

Continue To Grow

Welcome opportunities to learn. People like knowing the person they are associated with is educated and conscious of improving.

Good luck as you stretch for today. May you find the right people to assist your mission.

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