Hi! Elizabeth Long from Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center!
Gabrielle Yarborough - East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Charleston SC
With you Catherine!
Definately fundraising...changed how, gone virtual.
Just mailed out 200 hand-signed letters! Signed with gloves.
Q- Are you fundraising now?
We have palmetto Giving Day on may 5
Sheila Tucker, The ARK of SC
I have been on hold for fund raising. How do we begin now?
We rescue food so we are asking all grocery store for funding and keeping our eyes on all COVID-19 grants
We are fundraising. Pivoting our traditional approach a bit... We're gearing up for Palmetto Giving Day on May 5th with matching gifts.
We are adapting efforts for digital options and pursuing a potential match in May
Some, but haven't seen much return due to everything going on.
we are getting ready to lauch Midlands Gives Campaign for Dream Riders which is our largest frundraiser.
We are fundraising based on the considerable and pretty obvious need to have more women in leadership. The only effective asks - and there are some - are very personal, one-to-one.
we had to cancel our big anniversary event and haven’t attempted to fundraise since
Thank you for that!
We're keeping an existing virtual fundraiser, but changing the focus of funds from internal to a COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Cara from Beginnings SC
We postponed/cancelled? our yearly fundraiser.
We had to cancel our March for Babies because of the virus; put together a step tracking app to enable virtual walking. But, not sure how that is going to compare to the MFB, which is our most major fundraiser for the year.
We are focusing on staying connected to our annual partners, rather than reaching out to potential new partners.
We also postponed our spring fundraiser, a golf tournament so are feeling the effects of losing out on those dollars.
That argument makes sense - ask and let the donors decide. - respect their ability to decide
Communicating more and communicating relevantly
Our mission is to grant scholarships to Hispanic highschoolers going to college. Our biggest fundraisers are a Latin Festival in Greenville (sept) and a Gala. Most probable will be cancelled. Any advises?
Our supporters are 95% businesses, not individuals. We know many of them are losing revenue and struggling to maintain employees. We are doing touch calls, but not focusing on "asking" them for money right now, even if they have not yet confirmed for this year. Do you think we should be specifically asking them to renew or is it okay to just check-in and do the ask later?
Anyone else getting more checks in the mail?
I would like to echo Dean's question. Many of our sponsors are local companies and manufacturers that are shuttered and losing tons of money; focused on taking care of employees. Any suggestions?
Dean - I think you are right to just touch base. But be sure to remind folks in general how the organization is funded and the importance of their membership.
Dean - does what Marc just shared sound like it would work for you?
Have to leave for another meeting, but thank you so much for this information and I look forward to listening to the rest of the recording!!
Yes, I think it is definitely key that some partners may not be able to support right now, but doesn't mean they won't in the future.
Please ask Marc a question:-)
Any of you having great giving results?
Marc: Any suggestions for a United Way, whose workplace campaigns are delaying their workplace giving?
Here's another board-related question: how can an organization best proceed with board recruitment of new members (if they even should!) during COVID-19?
That is a great questions Daniel
I’m glad to share what Together SC is doing regarding asking new board and committee members
Tom Ahern has some great resources on emergency e-appeals backed up by early results in this crisis. You can sign up for his emails at https://tomahern.squarespace.com/.
Thank you, Madeleine. I would love to hear what Together SC is doing on that front!
Do you think it is important to start developing and investing in online peer-to-peer giving platforms to reach more people online?
We work on a July June FY and board terms are the same. We have four members rolling off - we are asking the two who haven’t termed out to stay on the board till September. We will seek new members in July to start in Sept. instead of asking now to start in June.
We are electing new officers though
Brandi (Together SC)
We will include these links in our follow up email (along with the power point, recording, and other resources)
People are also beginning to talk about recovery. It may be time to staff putting together a tase force on recovery efforts. Not seeing that happen in state government thought.
Together SC will be holding our Board “retreat” next Monday and Tuesday as originally scheduled but doing as 3 calls of 1 1/2 hours each. We’ll let you know how it goes.
Is it more important right now to focus on current contributors or be building relationships with potential contributors?
Thank you for this information! It was very helpful! I have to leave but wanted to say thanks.
Thank you! This was great.
Is next week something to have board members on as well?
Yes to inviting board leaders to join next week. We are also interested in hearing if board members could use resources specifically for them.
Thank you! Great information
Thank you. Very valuable information. Johanna from AHAM
Thank you so much.
Thank you! Great information.
thank you so much and great ideas