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

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

Developing a Fundraising Plan – Raising Money is Always About Your Next Move!

The fundraising plan is first and foremost, the most NECESSARY document needed to raise money. Get a team together to discuss short and long term goals. Then, take small steps to open the right doors.   Team __________________________ __________________________ How much money by when? ____________________6 months ____________________12 months ____________________24 months ____________________36 months ____________________48 months ____________________60 months Methods … Continue reading Developing a Fundraising Plan – Raising Money is Always About Your Next Move!

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

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.

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.

Relationships with Grantors – Four Tips

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

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!