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  • Fundraising Mentor Training

    1. 2. <ul><li>Welcome Back! </li></ul><ul><li>Namaste! </li></ul><ul><li>Karibu! </li></ul><ul><li>Namaskar! </li></ul>
    2. 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
    3. 4. Purpose & Objectives <ul><li>Our aim today: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of today we will have: </li></ul><ul><li>Updated you and ‘reconnected’ you to the Volunteer Programme and Suas Overseas Partners </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced you to your Volunteer Programme placement teams </li></ul><ul><li>Outlined specific responsibilities of the role. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared concerns and set expectations of each other for the role </li></ul><ul><li>Covered basic skills and supplied you with the resources required for you to do their job successfully </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed next steps over the coming weeks with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Gotten to know each other a little better. </li></ul>
    4. 5. Agenda <ul><li>10:00am – Welcome & Introductions & Exploring the ‘What’ & ‘How’ </li></ul><ul><li>10.30am – The ‘Why’ </li></ul><ul><li>11:00am - Break (10 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>11:10am – Introduction to the VP0 & Your role as a fundraising mentor </li></ul><ul><li>12:00am - Practical tips & skills </li></ul><ul><li>12:45pm - Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>1:00pm - Lunch </li></ul>
    5. 6. The ‘What’… <ul><li>Volunteers fundraise… </li></ul><ul><li>€ 2995 for participation fee </li></ul><ul><li>€ 1,000 on average for Suas Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers feel supported to achieve these goals </li></ul>
    6. 7. The ‘How’… <ul><li>Moral support for volunteers – a critical friend </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting volunteers to Plan (early!) – Do – Review </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing ideas, experience and success stories </li></ul><ul><li>Early identification & sharing of potential issues </li></ul>
    7. 8. The ‘Why’…
    8. 10. Introduction to the ’09 Suas Volunteers <ul><li>Where the volunteers are ‘at’ at present </li></ul><ul><li>Journey volunteers will take over the coming months before placement – mentors joining them for a portion of this (17 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>How to engage the volunteers </li></ul>
    9. 11. Fundraising Mentor Role <ul><li>Overall Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own positive experience to enable volunteers to envisage & connect with Suas Overseas Partners </li></ul><ul><li>To share ideas, experience and success stories with volunteers and one another. </li></ul><ul><li>To identify and share any potential issues/concerns at an early stage </li></ul>
    10. 12. Fundraising Mentor Role <ul><li>Specific Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>You are the first port of call with any fundraising queries. Captured & communicated to the Fundraising Coordinator if required. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain regular contact with the volunteers & ccs on your team to see how their fundraising is going. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering advice and assistance to your team members that are struggling with fundraising / encouragement to those that are doing well to continue </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing risks or issues experienced by you or your team members with the Fundraising Coordinator if necessary and working through to resolve. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing success stories and data of fundraising events run by your team members with the fundraising Coordinator. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing your team’s upcoming fundraising events / activities with fundraising coordinator so that they can be promoted on the Suas Website & Volunteer Programme Wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Attending Suas training weekends 1 & 2 in Feb & Apr & facilitating your team during the fundraising sessions at each </li></ul>
    11. 13. Your Thoughts, Questions and Concerns?
    12. 14. Fundraising Skills...
    13. 15. Fundraising Skills… <ul><li>Don't be afraid of asking -  Its not for you! </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative : Focus on recession proof businesses. Higher volume, lower value donations. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead be example : Share your success / ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Debits : The hidden gold </li></ul>
    14. 16. A few final points <ul><li>How are you doing now? </li></ul><ul><li>Have we covered everything that we set out to cover today? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any remaining questions or concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we support each other over the next 17 weeks? </li></ul>
    15. 17. Next Steps <ul><li>Contact your teams and city coordinators this week by phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Check in with you team members before the 1 st training weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to facilitate the fundraising session for the first training weekend </li></ul>
    16. 18. From all of them… To each of you… Thank You.

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