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
Keeping a development professional longer than the average 18 months is important to a successful run at growing community and raising money. The Founder of SOAR stood in the shoes of a development professional for a corporation and also a non-profit for many years. Corporations call fundraising "increasing market share." Non-profits call it creating sustainability. … Continue reading Corporations call fundraising “increasing market share.” Non-profits call it creating sustainability.
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!
A list, compiled through donor interviews, is below. These are the common answers for what a donor wants in order to feel good about a donation they make. good community standing for the non-profit they donate to a non-profit that works with others to pool resources respected fundraising tools fiscal responsibility of how they spend … Continue reading Getting donations because your non-profit gives the donors what they want
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
Increasing market share naturally happens when relationships are established and then cultivated to be effective, as well as, sustainable. Networking opens doors and then it's time to look beyond the simple connection to determine the deeper dive, which establishes opportunities for giving back. SOAR is a system anyone can learn and implement to be more … Continue reading Building Networks to Raise Money is Looking Beyond the Simple Connection
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!