V. Gage, State Program Specialist
Tennessee State Office
Corporation for National and Community Service
233 Cumberland Bend Drive, Suite 112
Nashville, TN 37228-1806
(615) 736-5561 ext. 3
Fax (615) 736-7937
Mo Money Presentation (May
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Gage’s Presentation Notes
success on every level of your project is ALL ABOUT
about what you do
project handbook and guidelines
state and national data that relates to your project, mission,
testimonials and stories about volunteers and recipients of
Create and refine
efficient systems for getting things done (gives you more time to do
the important things and to be creative for finding new funding
constantly refine effective communication with everyone
Build a good
reputation based on your good character and quality project
excellent customer service to everyone
Do what you
say you will do
expectations and boundaries clear and enforce them when
Be open to
feedback and wisdom and solicit it from others
having a strong and meaningful annual project evaluation (gives
you the opportunity to get honest feedback from all those involved
with and served by your project-in order to improve the project
for all those involved with and served by your project-this
includes current and potential funding sources)!
use as a
unit for fundraising
individuals and agency contacts for revenue sources
use them to
conduct a high quality annual project evaluation
Confirms the purpose, meaning, and the compelling needs (for
the project and all involved with the project).
Can provide excellent data for Grant applications, Foundations,
Programming for National Significance (Federal Dollars for CNCS
Will give you good reporting information and dependable results
that you can use with confidence.
Will affirm you, your staff, the volunteers, your sponsoring
agency, etc. that you are making a difference in the community
(this results in higher energy, moral, etc).
Expense Sheet Sample of Senior Companion Project Expenses
incurred by providing volunteers to each agency.
(Recipients saw in a concrete way that they
needed/wanted to give back more in order to support the SCP
in more cash and in-kind donations.
reimbursement for volunteers (good specific ask to volunteer
stations) – Sample of Mileage Invoice
Meals (good specific ask to volunteer stations)
Transportation (good specific ask to volunteer stations)
Training (good specific ask to volunteer stations)
Gifts (good specific ask to volunteer stations)
I.D. Badges, physical exams, speakers, training, meeting
space, training space, refreshments, etc.
Your Expenses for all project volunteer expense areas
stipend/living allowance, Transportation, mileage,
recognition, physicals, etc.
have a better and more accurate annual budget - Sample Budget
for the Project
detail and specifics, the better the “ask” (the more
likely you will receive from your sponsoring agency and
potential donors/funding sources).
Your Project (Example SCP in Memphis)
with Senior Companion “Name” and Sponsor Logo)
and White Umbrellas (Project Colors with Senior Companion
“Name” printed on Umbrellas)
aprons with Senior Companion “Name”
Anniversary Mugs with Senior Companion “Name”
I.D. Badges for each Senior Companion volunteer (with Senior
Companion “Name,” Sponsor Name, and Logo)
Business Cards for each Senior Companion volunteer for
recruiting new volunteers (with Volunteer’s name, the Senior
Companion Project “Name,” Sponsor Name, and Logo, phone
numbers, email address, office address)
current volunteers are the BEST for getting the word out and
for recruiting new volunteers
mandatory cash or in-kind commitments (i.e. Conducting an
in-service training for their volunteers, providing free
physical exams each year, annual performance evaluations on
several options for giving back to the project (i.e. volunteer
mileage reimbursement, meals, transportation, recognition
gifts or cash gifts)
letters asking for financial support always use the persons first name
and if they have a spouse include their name as well.
letter out immediately by getting their attention by saying something
like while you are at work wouldn’t you believed to know that your
parents or child, etc have help.
personally seen the incredible difference that services can make in as
little as 45 minutes and give some examples.
Use a real
case scenario to help understand your program.
partnering with others.
LETTERING write BUT
WE NEED YOUR HELP
do the ask
Giving options of different levels of giving
In, return I
will send you regular reports on how your gift was used to change
TIPS on Fundraising
members feel they have some ownership in the program.
First you have
to get your board members to understand that giving begins in the
letters or have board members to write personal letters and commit to
send their letter to at least 5 people they personally know.
You may be surprised who you receive a check from.
Get more money
by partnering with Business for Example KFC gives 10% of sales for
each person who presents a flyer on Monday from 4:00 – 9:00 pm.
people to give $100 each
researching foundations first check to see if a match is required
should you receive funds, this saves a lot of time.
(If you are like most agencies you don’t have funds for match
so you would not apply to that particular foundation.)
rapport with funders before submitting a new foundation grant.
To save time
in researching foundations narrow down searches to specific needs.