Here are a few things to consider when building your budget...
Lodging & Meals at Retreat
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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. ...
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...
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...
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...
There is a lot to consider when building your event budget. This post is designed to help you think through many of those items so something doesn’t take you by surprise.
Things to consider
Have you researched to know all the costs?
Do you know if each member will have to raise their full amount of will you subsidize some of the costs?
Are you going to have an application ...