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Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Woodland Park

The Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Woodland Park will be one of the largest events in town for 2020. Corporations and nonprofits are encouraged to participate by having a booth. Attendance over the past few years has been 3500 to 5000 people during the six-hour event. The opportunity is worth your time if you’re seeking ways to market your business.

Logistics:

Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Park, 200 North Park Street in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Activities include a food court, music and free fun for kids.

Costs:

  • $80 = Corporate Booth Space (10 by 10), adjoining space is $60
  • $60 = Nonprofit Booth Space (10 by 10), adjoining space is $40
  • $25 = Electricity (first come first serve)

Save Money: Corporations or nonprofits save money by providing five volunteers (save $10) and/or running a scheduled activity for SOAR (save $20)

Partner benefits: Help nonprofits when you become a marketing partner for this event. All proceeds benefit the Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County.

$500 = Independence Day Partner (1)

  • Free booth space on the grass (main stage area + the hub for music, large area west of the lake)
  • Banner space on the main stage
  • Logo on pre-event advertising
  • Logo on activity maps designating your location, distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases; from the main stage; and during other activities at the park

$350 = Star-Spangled Partner (3)

  • Free booth space on the grass (activity area) in a premier location (or near sponsored activity)
  • Banner space on the activity stage (north side of the lake) or near sponsored activity
  • Logo on pre-event advertising
  • Logo on activity maps designating your location, distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases; from the activity stage; and during other activities at the park

$250 = National Anthem Partner (5)

  • Booth space in/beside the pavilion
  • Banner space on your sponsored pavilion
  • Logo on activity maps designating your location, distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases; from the activity stage; and during other activities at the park
  • Name on pre-event advertising UNLESS you agree to facilitate a planned activity within the pavilion and then you get a logo and the opportunity to set up your display within the pavilion. Activities are “scheduled” at pavilions each hour for 20 minutes (6X for the day of July 4th) and must be coordinated with SOAR (ideas: watermelon eating contest, a kids parade around the sidewalk circling the park, decorate cookies, have a reading of the Declaration of Independence with a Thomas Jefferson puppet or character actor)

$200 = 4th of July Partner (unlimited)

  • Free booth space (10 by 10) or food cart
  • Logo on activity maps and cards distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases

See the map and get your booth space here: Oldfashioned4th.eventbrite.com

Email Gayle Gross @ iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org

Kevin Knebl presents a live training about Social Media in OUR Backyard – Woodland Park, Colorado – April 30, 2020

Partner, get in on the Marketing Bonanza, and get 2 – 6 tickets to the event with Kevin. (See current Marketing Bonanza benefits here: https://marketingbonanza.eventbrite.com

The Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County brings Kevin Knebl to the stage on April 30, 2020. Participants get valuable training with the opportunity to buy into the day at three rates ($45, $135, or $270):

See options for ticket purchase at: http://kkinthehouse.eventbrite.com

Kevin Knebl is an International Speaker, Author, Trainer and Joie de Vivre Coach™ whose clients include small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. He’s an in-demand, leading authority on Social Selling, Relationship Marketing, LinkedIn and Twitter with a healthy dose of Personal Development and Humor blended in for good measure for conferences, conventions, company trainings, and many other events.

Other activities include a session on YouTube and how to use the platform for marketing. This is brought to you by Pete Treloar.

The April 30th event is sponsored by the “Driving Partners” Heuberger Motors/Heuberger Suburu, Kevin Knebl, and the Edgewood Inn. The “Community Circle” has formed with A-Z Storage/Peak Price Real Estate with Karen Schaefer, and the Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County.

Sponsorship packages are available. Email iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org to learn more, 719-233-9902

Coordinating a Process to Recognize Donors

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 you card, sent within 48 hours, is a good rule of thumb.

Don’t always ask for money. Invite your donors to events that are free and include the people you support. People really enjoy these because they see your work in action and they know you’re not going to ask for money. An example is the popular talent shows we have at HSF. Donors come because the voting is people’s choice. They get to be involved!

Keeping things organized and manageable. We keep an excel spreadsheet of the year’s activities, which includes the activity, date, cost, sponsor, and Volunteer Champion. There’s one Champion per activity. We use online calendars to create tasks. We just started using Trello. It’s an online project management tool. There’s a free version, which allows Champions to share progress with the foundation’s director.


These simple tools are provided “Cause We Care” and value the success of others. Write an article for us too!

Schedule a call or send an email to iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org

Relationships with Grantors – Four Tips

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 a grant they depended on. It was something they had received for years and at the end, the $125,000 they received last year, just went away without warning. That destroys programs and, it did! The program it funded was shut down.

Relationships and program credibility – how are you building them?

Tip #1: Share your message as often as you can with as many people as you can in the most-effective way.

Tip #2: Offer opportunities for people to be involved in your program and even invite the people within the organization/foundation granting money. They are not likely to attend but will appreciate the thought of inclusion to see how their money is being used.

Tip #3: Accept the way people participate in your program. This helps you to keep momentum going and maintains a positive perspective. A happy person says good things and can provide a testimonial for you later on. This looks good on applications.

Tip#4: Respect and appreciate everyone within your community. By this, we mean anyone associated with your mission and your organization. The same is true with those organizations offering similar services. Maintain the feeling of abundance. There’s enough to go around. Be thankful. SOAR (acronym for relationship development, which is outlined above).

Consider the following data, also provided by Amy Clinton (see her full article):

1. If an organization is submitting applications to already-established funders who know them well, they can expect:

a. For existing programs, high success rates, up to 90 percent
b. For expanding existing programs, good success rates, up to 80 percent
c. For new programs, lower success rates, generally 30 to 40 percent

2. If submitting applications to NEW funders, an excellent success rate would be 30 to 40 percent

3. If submitting applications to a combination of existing and new funders, an organization should expect a success rate of between 50 and 60 percent.


#soarwithnetworkfundraising assists organizations and individuals when they are determining the best way to GROW Community among their constituents. Increasing market share and raising money goes hand in hand. It’s easy when you choose to SOAR.

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