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? Wouldn’t you get further if you led a V-formation (Volunteer Formation)? It’s about managing your time effectively. WE ARE ALL TOO BUSY. Of course, we are. We don’t have time to hover over the nest. There are bigger and better things for fund raisers to be doing. Like…meeting new people and developing relationships.
We recommend building your V-formation first: Assigning roles and managing the process. BE THE LEADER!
SOAR helps people develop roles and manage processes.
V-formation is Everyone who…
- Shares the cause and tells the story of how they are connected to your mission
- Engages donors and sponsors (increases donations and lower costs)
- Answers the following question with yes – “will this decision help us raise more money for our cause?” If the answer is no, spending time on that item is avoided
Sample Roles for your team
1. Event Coordinator
2. Marketing Collaborator
3. Hospitality Chief
Building a strong V-formation depends on communication. There are lots of ways we communicate. People do have preferences. Figure them out!