Have a Plan
You always have to start with a plan. Benjamin Franklin once said, “failure to plan is planning to fail”. Your plan should include dates, team leaders, expectations, preparation, resources, travel logistics, legal resources, fundraising tools, communication plans, and more.
Work the Plan
It might sound simple, but once you have the plan, work it! Revie...
ServiceReef is pleased to announce new functionality to manage personal fundraising pages.
Just a few things you are now able to do:
Create a standard fundraising letter text
Set standard text to required or editable by participant
Allow users to edit their personal fundraising page
Require approvals for changes to personal fundraising pages
Learn more about personal fundr...
Friends - Ask people and alumni to share with their friends. Give them some triggers for thinking of names. Some examples might be family, small group members, friends, roommates, colleagues, etc.
Social Media - It’s good to leverage things like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be intentional with your messaging and create clear calls to action in each of your postings. Create links...
Clarify expectations with your team. Consider outlining expectations for different groups involved and the different stages of the event. You might outline expectations for the team members, the team leader, the field partner, and the sending organization. You may also outline expectations leading up to the event, the event, and post event. ...
What happens when you have a family who wants to participate together on a short term trip?
ServiceReef has now developed the ability for families to register together. This will enable a parent to create accounts for them and their children and allow the parent to register the family (each person by person) for serving events. Each parent will be able to create accounts for their childr...
Here are a few things to consider when building your budget...
Lodging & Meals at Retreat
Transportation to Retreat
Travel to Site
Travel around Site
Lodging for Event
Meals for Event
What is Limited Registration?
Limited Registration provides an experience for users to quickly view a serving opportunity and sign up (on the event page) with just their name, email, and phone number. Consider a time when you are having a campaign for local serving events and you need to quickly display upcoming opportunities and have people sign up (perhaps in a lobby after church for any ...
A Fundraising Catalyst
As we have worked with many organizations and churches to talk through various challenges (and remember, we are passionate about partnering with you to tackle these challenges). One of these challenges that comes up often is helping trip participants raise funds and know about the tools they have available for raising funds. The team at ServiceReef has created a tool...
The Right Person
It really does start with the right person and this is often best known by watching people as they experience serving opportunities and how they handle smaller responsibilities. You are looking for a person with the right character, the right temperament, the right social skills, and the right administrative skills. Know what you are looking for and keep lists of potential...