TART Trails is continuing its Art on the TART initaitives with a new project slated for Parsons Road between Airport Access and Three Mile Road in Traverse CIty. Public Art Proposals up to $8,000 for Tart Trails Public Art (TART Transformation Project) are being accepted from Michigan artists. Proposal Deadline is December 30, 2020, with review during January, artist selection by early February and installation by June 2021.
The Network’s 11/5 roundtable featured fundraising consultant and Rotary COVID19 Crisis Support Team member Christie Perdue, CFRE who presented and fielded Q&A on fund development at year-end and especially during this time of significant COVID-impacted challenges. Additional resources and strategies were shared by networks attendees. A few takeaways and resource reminders:
Fundraising tips & resources shared:
Ask! Do not pull back on fund development during COVID. Continue your fund development work.
Year end – combine print and online strategies. Research shows donors are three times more likely to respond to a mailed solicitation with an online donation. Many donations occur during the last week of December. Consider capacity when deciding whether to pursue a Giving Tuesday
Reach out – to all spheres including Donors, Patrons & Value stakeholders. It was noted that patrons are often overlooked.
Segmentation – Tailor solicitation to specific segments – i.e. donor levels, volunteers, etc.
Onboarding – Remember ongoing stewardship of donors. It’s important to onboard new donors.
Donor management software – Many are used locally, including Salesforce, Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge, Wild Apricot, among others.TechSoup offers discounted access to several options.
Rotary Charities COVID-19 Crisis Support ConsultantsTeam offers up to five hours of free consulting in many areas of expertise, including Christie. Information and process to request an appointment in the Grand Traverse and Little Traverse regions are available here.Also, seeRotary Charities 11/13 webinar with Christie.
Monthly Zoom Roundtables – are open to all, 1st Thursdays at 10am. Next is December 4, 10am. Join us for an informal and interactive discussion. Requests? Opportunities? Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming – Free Webinars
Communicating During A Crisis Virtual Workshop Tomorrow – Friday, 11/13, 10-11:30
Rotary Charities is hosting a free Communicating During a Crisis workshop on Friday, 11/13, 10am with Crisis Support team members Christie Perdue and Mark VanderKlipp who will share their expertise in fund development, storytelling, and strategic communications to talk through the challenges of making the case to request critical year-end resources.