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? … Continue reading Over the TOP Fundraising Team
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
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 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.
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
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!
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.
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
Reality - we impact and are impacted. Social impact is something we hear a lot about. Businesses are choosing to give time, dollars and resources to organizations who create impact and offer value in return. During your next board meeting - make a list of the ways you're giving back to the people giving to … Continue reading Reality Impact for Growing Market Share & Raising Money
"87% will purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about and 76% will refuse to purchase a company’s products or services upon learning it supported an issue contrary to their beliefs." Talk about pressure for businesses. This was taken from a communication case study in 2017. Corporate social responsibility was … Continue reading Partnering for Social Impact Includes Raising Money