FREE Friday at SOAR with Network Fundraising

Free download of SOAR’s published book on Friday, December 1. Get “SOAR with Network Fundraising” when you click on the link provided to you. Get details for FREE Friday ahead of time and get the LINKS sent to you directly. There will be something given away on Fridays from SOAR with Network Fundraising. Register here to get on the mailing list to see what’s coming next with FREE Friday! 

 

 

 

Getting People on Your Side for Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday and many people are finding it easier to donate to their favorite charity through a click of a button.

Have you shared your button’s link on social media, in mailers, and on your website? Preparation makes all the difference when it comes to being successful during this campaign.

This was just reported through USA Today:

Most charitable states:

1. Utah

2. Maryland

3. Minnesota

4. Wyoming

5. Wisconsin

6. Washington

7. Virginia

8. South Dakota

9. Georgia

10. Oklahoma

Colorado is where SOAR with Network Fundraising is and we fall somewhere in the middle of the pack for most charitable states. You can certainly look up the results at: USA Today

Preparing to raise money takes a system. Systems keep us on track and all we have to do is follow them. They’re proven to succeed. SOAR with Network Fundraising is the system known to increase the dollars you raise by 126% within four months.

Watch “WHY it works” to learn more! 


 

The best parts of the SOAR System:

  1. Works in any community where people communicate
  2. Works for non-profit and for-profit businesses alike
  3. You gain a team member (SOAR professional) who has historically won at raising money

SOAR makes learning the system easy through self-study courses. The list of videos below are FREE webinar sessions. They are all under ten minutes long and give an overview of SOAR systems:

We’ve recently combined our self-study courses, which adds value to each grouping. We recommend people begin with Group I and the SOAR Webinar Series because this is where it all begins.


 

Group I 

  • SOAR Webinar Series
  • Migration – THE Fundraiser

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The SOAR Webinar Series is all about relationship management for fundraising, networking, improving your volunteer program, and learning the details for a new fundraiser – The Migration!

PLUS – you receive:

  • An opportunity to join the mastermind discussions each month. This is with other fundraising professionals around the country who are sharing ideas!
  • Downloadable book – SOAR with Network Fundraising
  • Recording of the session so you can review anytime
  • Templates and other information provided to guarantee success
  • Follow-up call with a SOAR coach to make sure everything you learned is clear and understandable! This is when you can ask questions in relation to fitting the program into your mission.
  • Details about doing a Migration! This is a fundraiser based on strategic networking. A migration is literally an event, which takes you from an area of low resources to an area of high resources. It’s unlike anything you’ve learned before!!

Click this link to purchase Group I for $129


 

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You commit to one day of training during the SOAR Webinar Series or up to four days by spreading the sessions out. You receive a recording of the sessions you attend. ALSO – everyone going through the series is invited to join a conference call on a quarterly basis with like-minded individuals – The Fundraising Mastermind.

Click this link to purchase Group I for $129


Motivating your team for fundraising success!

People like succeeding at personal goals, which is why setting up levels for people to reach is enticing…even when they’re volunteering their time with you. There’s an interest, which naturally happens, through curiosity and the desire to be the best. 

In multi-level marketing the image below would be considered a down line. One person invites multiple people to join them in accomplishing a goal.

Social Networks

Through fundraising at SOAR we talk about our downline as ADVOCATES who are members of a team. Once an Advocate comes on board the goal is for them to invite others to become advocates alongside them. This involves inspiring people through LEVELS of accomplishment. An Advocate becomes a Major Advocate, Progressive Advocate, Competent Advocate and at the highest level – a Distinguished Advocate when they accomplish goals.

Adding value for involvement

Begin by making a list of twenty marketing benefits your advocates will receive because they tell people about you. Narrow your list of twenty down to the most important and beneficial. The reason you list twenty to begin with is because a long list allows ideas to develop. It is a creative strategy for thinking outside of the box. You can do this brainstorming process with a group of people. SOAR recommends staff and volunteers working on it together.

Advocate levels include marketing opportunities. The list below is an example of the first two levels:

Advocate (telling people about your organization)

  • Printed nametag for events
  • Invitation to quarterly event
  • Mentioned on social media

Major Advocate (2 advocates in down-line)

  • Printed nametag for events
  • Invitation to quarterly event
  • Mentioned on social media
  • Opportunity to be involved with events as a greeter
  • Ribbon added to nametag (“Major”)

As you expand your program to the higher levels of advocates you continue to increase the amount of benefits a person receives.

Learn more about two new programs with SOAR, which are meant to help you stand out among other organizations in relation to how you give back. This 9-minute video helps to explain!

Your ability to give back in productive ways makes a huge difference in results when it comes to creating awareness about your program.

Vehicles for Raising Money!

Individual giving, group giving, and organizational giving are three of the vehicles people use for donating money nowadays. This is important to know when you’re establishing ways to share your information with people who may be potential donors. These methods become vehicles for your success when you let people know your organization is an option.

Individual: This is when someone gets directly involved in your mission. Usually, there are obvious reasons, which make this happen. They may have a  personal connection through a family member or friend. Other times, it’s not so simple.

Group: This is when someone chooses to be part of a group giving campaign. It may be dedicating an amount of money for someone completing a task. The one that comes to mind is a “run” where a person contributes so much per mile when it’s completed. It’s a sponsorship, so to speak.

The popular giving campaigns would fall into this category. Many people are now giving their donations through “Giving Tuesday” because it touches the organizations, which are tried and true and have taken the steps to market themselves. This is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – https://www.givingtuesday.org/

In Colorado there’s the Colorado Give campaign. Last year, https://www.coloradogives.org/ raised nearly 34 million dollars in twenty-four hours. This is the first Tuesday in December this year.

In Colorado Springs there’s the IndyGive campaign where 75 non-profits learn how to market their organization while also encouraging people to donate during the two month campaign. https://indygive.com/ 

The last one mentioned here – also in Colorado Springs – is the Empty Stocking Fund. this event has been around for thirty-three years. It will run Thanksgiving Day through January 19, 2018. 100% of the funds go directly to agencies to support those in need thanks to the sponsors. https://www.fillanemptystocking.org/about-the-fund/

Organizational: This is where people are contributing on the level of sponsorship. They may donate money and receive a product in return. Many times a business will purchase a “table” at a fundraising event and people from the business will attend. Sometimes, the people sitting at the table also contribute personally, which does help the organization grow. The best benefit to the people in the room is they get to know more about the organization and have the opportunity to get more involved.

Organizations sponsor the fundraising efforts of the campaigns mentioned above (IndyGive, Empty Stocking Fund, Colorado Gives and Giving Tuesday) and this allows for ways people can be involved on the organizational level.

 

 

 

 

Networking Events + Advocates = Raising More Money!

What is a networking event?

Two presentations plus a mix n’ mingle, which happen on one day!

Who are advocates?

People who agree to tell people about your business and invite them to your networking events.

How much more money can we raise?

This depends on how organized your presentations are, how well your advocates promote your networking events, and the methods you use to cultivate the relationships. This works for businesses as well as non-profits.

SOAR with Network Fundraising has an Internet self-study course called the SOAR Webinar Series. This teaches the basics for success with using this system. SOAR also has 1:1 coaching opportunities to help you follow the system, which guarantees you’re getting the best opportunity for success. In the past – organizations have increased 126% to 169% within six months of coaching. We are talking about raising more than $50,000 in these instances.

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SOAR helps organizations build their networks for continuous success. It’s a sustainable system!

SUCCESS begins with our belief in others. Learn more! Chat with the founder of the system. Schedule a free strategy call!

Fundraising System where ONE box fits all!

Size and demographics of a community do not matter when it comes to the SOAR with Network Fundraising system for raising money. It works for businesses, just as well as it works for non-profits.

Benefits to buying programs with SOAR

  • The ROI (return on investment) cannot be matched! Where can be buy a fundraising system for as low as $129 ($65 until November 23, 2017) where education is provided, which has proven to increase fundraising 126% in four months? Click here to learn more!
  • Techniques are guaranteed to increase the results of programs for raising money! These may be programs you’re already doing, or they may be new programs you choose to do because of the education you receive.
  • It has helped every organization who’s ever gotten involved! There are no down sides to the program. EVERYONE says it was THE thing, which made the biggest difference for them. And, the difference was huge in most cases.
  • Everybody mentored by the founder of this fundraising system has, on average, increased dollars raised by 41%! These were measurable results and yours will be too!
  • People are successful at using the system in any community! This is a situation where one box fits all. The systems were built with knowledge of how markets react. It is geared to work in any community where people communicate.
  • The founder has faith, works with individuals to achieve success, and is motivated by helping others achieve their goals! She knows your success is her success. She likes to be top of the heap and wants you to be there too.

high five2000x1200ishGayle Gross is the founder of SOAR with Network Fundraising. Her personal mission is to share intellectual knowledge for raising money. Why? She says, “It can be so simple and when people are successful in reaching goals, like raising money, they are happier. This means they are usually kinder, which makes the world a better place to be. I want to be among people who are happy! It’s that simple and most people want to have more money. It’s something I’m good at doing. SOAR with Network Fundraising improves the ability for people to be successful at reaching their goal.” 

Growing Business Relationships

How well are you currently following up and following through with new people you meet? Do you:

  • Take the appropriate time to follow up?
  • Thank people after you meet with them?
  • Connect with people on social media and then send a welcome message after they accept?
  • Do what you say you will do within the timeframe you committed to?

You have probably heard this statement before – building relationships requires a person knowing, liking and trusting you. Do you think this can happen overnight? Truly, it depends on the people involved and on the circumstances. Usually, it takes multiple connections before the relationship gets comfortable. Connections can be calls, emails, meetings, messages on social media, etc. In fact, a variety of styles for connecting are better than using just one. Why? You’re more inclined to reach people because believe it or not – people have preferences on how they like to communicate.

Five simple steps for follow up and follow through.

  1. Set aside time everyday to follow up/follow through (30 min. recommended)
  2. Reply to messages within 24 hours (setting aside a block of time each day is recommended unless a message is marked urgent, which needs attention right away)
  3. Thank people immediately – this could be writing a thank you card the day of an activity and sending right away. It could also be done through a quick text or email, while following up with a handwritten note.
  4. Keep a running list of things you said you would do and make sure they get done within a timely manner. Resourcing your calendar and the task list feature (if it is available) can help with this. Some people also send themselves a text or email once the commitment is made, along with the details.
  5. Confirm with people after your follow up to make sure they received what they expected.

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SOAR with Network Fundraising helps people grow market share. We assist non-profits although the work we do was first started with a bank! Set a free strategy call by clicking this link.