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...
Six Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Recruiting
Alumni - Reach out to alumni who have served with your organization before or have specifically been to this location or worked with this partner.
Clarify the Win - Quickly state the purpose of the trip and who you are looking to recruit as a team member. The more clearly you clarify from the beginning, the better chance you have of fin...
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. ...
Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner and for many organizations this is the season for making huge asks and requests for involvement. Everyone is busy during this time of the year - don’t forget that. Yes, this is when many people will dive into end of year giving but there’s still a need to honor and respect our constituents. Here are just a few ideas for ways to eng...
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...
COVID-19 Cancelled our Short Term Trip... Now What?!
We are certainly in unique times as the world wrestles with the impact and changes COVID-19 has brought on all of our lives... not to mention our churches and organizations who have made significant changes in short term trip strategies and plans as we all await the next days’ news around this pandemic. For many of us, we’re finding ourselves with no option but to cancel or reschedule our short term trips and manage all of the logistics around those changes. This resource is designed to help you navigate these times PLUS strategies for keeping your participants engaged.
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