A trend is the general course of prevailing tendency. If everyone asks for money in the same way is it a trend? Of course it is! Do you think a person you're asking knows the trend? Of course they do. Preparing for the ASK is usually a trend. People lean towards: Researching the person and … Continue reading Preparing for the ASK – Is fundraising a TREND?
SEEKING 5 innovative fundraisers to become winners with SOAR! SOAR gives back and now, one fundraiser in each of the 5 areas of the U.S. will be selected to learn SOAR's system without cost. Send an email with "why you" described. Send no more than 200 words by April 20 to email@example.com Put "Innovative Fundraiser" in the … Continue reading Seeking 5 Innovative Fundraisers
A monthly...what is that? It's a no-long-term commitment month of time where you get what you need to raise more money because WE'VE been in your shoes for a very long time. We've heard: "Double gifts within the next six months." (Double $23,000, oh my...) "Raise $7000 within the next two months." (There's nothing in … Continue reading Need Help Raising Money? Do a Monthly!
Have you ever asked people why they give? This can be a donation of time, money, or resources. It is crucial to know why a person gives if you're looking for donations. It is also important to know why some people may avoid you! The top reason a person gives, believe it or not, is … Continue reading Why People Donate & Why They Avoid You if You’re Asking for Gifts
Have a simple conversation. There are two kinds - Motivational and Informational. They are both important when you're ready to throw in the towel. You make these conversations happen in order to increase your enthusiasm. Motivational conversations are with people who are: Supportive of our mission - who is that? Can you think of a couple … Continue reading Ready to Give Up on Fundraising? TALK
Answers to the following questions are your framework for crossing the gap: How do you educate people about your organization? What action steps do you have in place already? Where do you position yourself in the market? How do you plan to achieve your fundraising goal? Refer to your fundraising plan. We began working with … Continue reading Crossing the Gap of Fundraising
Collaborative Networking Events - THE way to spread your wings and SOAR! This is when you partner a business, nonprofit, sponsor and attendees. The business and the sponsor may be one in the same. Business - provides location Sponsor - pays for event amenities (food, etc) Non-profit - featured during presentation Attendees come to NETWORK … Continue reading Simple Steps for Building Networks to Raise Money
The V formation is a volunteer format. Think of birds flying in a flock. V Formation is a pattern most often used by a flock of birds. Birds maintain a healthy balance and do not get tired while flying because they lift each other up. Their wings create an updraft as the flock works together … Continue reading The V formation for Fundraising
1.) KNOW the person/organization you're asking. AND, know why they will say yes when you ask for a donation. Ideas for getting to know them: Invite them to attend activities you're hosting (when you're not asking for money or anything else in return) so you can talk and learn Take a genuine interest in the … Continue reading The 8th thing to do when asking for money!
"The more people you know, the more places you'll go." Sounds like a familiar quote, right? It's close but not quite the same as Dr. Seuss (if you're wondering). Building networks goes hand in hand with raising money and increasing market share. Take the text literally. The more people you know and share your message … Continue reading Raising Money & Building Networks!