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Fundraising Mentor Training



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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Welcome Back!
    • Namaste!
    • Karibu!
    • Namaskar!
  • 3. The dream team... Stephen Kongowea Anna Marie D.A.S. Aine Prayas H. Helen Vikramshila Mary Sabuj Sangha Sorcha Gatoto Amy Prayas J. Darragh Maweni
  • 4. Purpose & Objectives
    • Our aim today:
    • To prepare you to lead your respective volunteer teams to fundraise their participation fees (€2995) and €100k in total for Suas Overseas Partners to help them to serve the children in the communities in which they work.
    • By the end of today we will have:
    • Updated you and ‘reconnected’ you to the Volunteer Programme and Suas Overseas Partners
    • A basic but clear understanding of how Suas is working with its overseas partners to help them meet their challenges and the role that volunteers will play in this.
    • Introduced you to your Volunteer Programme placement teams
    • Outlined specific responsibilities of the role.
    • Shared concerns and set expectations of each other for the role
    • Covered basic skills and supplied you with the resources required for you to do their job successfully
    • Agreed next steps over the coming weeks with each other
    • Gotten to know each other a little better.
  • 5. Agenda
    • 10:00am – Welcome & Introductions & Exploring the ‘What’ & ‘How’
    • 10.30am – The ‘Why’
    • 11:00am - Break (10 mins)
    • 11:10am – Introduction to the VP0 & Your role as a fundraising mentor
    • 12:00am - Practical tips & skills
    • 12:45pm - Next steps
    • 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 6. The ‘What’…
    • Volunteers fundraise…
    • € 2995 for participation fee
    • € 1,000 on average for Suas Partners
    • Volunteers feel supported to achieve these goals
  • 7. The ‘How’…
    • Moral support for volunteers – a critical friend
    • Assisting volunteers to Plan (early!) – Do – Review
    • Sharing ideas, experience and success stories
    • Early identification & sharing of potential issues
  • 8. The ‘Why’…
  • 9.  
  • 10. Introduction to the ’09 Suas Volunteers
    • Where the volunteers are ‘at’ at present
    • Journey volunteers will take over the coming months before placement – mentors joining them for a portion of this (17 weeks)
    • How to engage the volunteers
  • 11. Fundraising Mentor Role
    • Overall Responsibilities
    • To lead your individual VP 09 teams in successfully raising their Participation fee and mentor them to collectively raise approximately €100K above the participation fee between February and May in order to support quality education programmes in India and Kenya.
    • Use your own positive experience to enable volunteers to envisage & connect with Suas Overseas Partners
    • To share ideas, experience and success stories with volunteers and one another.
    • To identify and share any potential issues/concerns at an early stage
  • 12. Fundraising Mentor Role
    • Specific Responsibilities
    • You are the first port of call with any fundraising queries. Captured & communicated to the Fundraising Coordinator if required.
    • Maintain regular contact with the volunteers & ccs on your team to see how their fundraising is going.
    • Offering advice and assistance to your team members that are struggling with fundraising / encouragement to those that are doing well to continue
    • Sharing risks or issues experienced by you or your team members with the Fundraising Coordinator if necessary and working through to resolve.
    • Sharing success stories and data of fundraising events run by your team members with the fundraising Coordinator.
    • Sharing your team’s upcoming fundraising events / activities with fundraising coordinator so that they can be promoted on the Suas Website & Volunteer Programme Wiki.
    • Attending Suas training weekends 1 & 2 in Feb & Apr & facilitating your team during the fundraising sessions at each
  • 13. Your Thoughts, Questions and Concerns?
  • 14. Fundraising Skills...
  • 15. Fundraising Skills…
    • Don't be afraid of asking -  Its not for you!
    • Be personal, be passionate and be persuasive: Giving is not a rational process. Our hearts rule our heads for the most part. People are much more likely to give if they are moved, if they are involved, if its a favour.
    • Be creative : Focus on recession proof businesses. Higher volume, lower value donations.
    • Lead be example : Share your success / ideas
    • Direct Debits : The hidden gold
  • 16. A few final points
    • How are you doing now?
    • Have we covered everything that we set out to cover today?
    • Do you have any remaining questions or concerns?
    • How can we support each other over the next 17 weeks?
  • 17. Next Steps
    • Contact your teams and city coordinators this week by phone.
    • Check in with you team members before the 1 st training weekend
    • Prepare to facilitate the fundraising session for the first training weekend
  • 18. From all of them… To each of you… Thank You.