Build fundraising into the framework of engagement for local businesses. Meetings and activities for SOAR's Co-Op happen within brick and mortar business locations to promote developing partnerships and potential sales/service In-kind donation opportunities by a business help to offset the frequent “ask” for donations, which is a common complaint contributing to donor fatigue Use it … Continue reading Engage business partners when fundraising to get the best results
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Put "Innovative Fundraiser" in the … Continue reading Seeking 5 Innovative Fundraisers
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!