Vision Christian Media are looking for a Manager responsible for the development and execution of the Supporter Engagement Strategy which incorporates Fundraising through relationship development and communications (through a variety of channels), new supporter acquisition, advocacy, major donor relations, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.
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Take Away Hunger Day encouraged listeners to give $6 to feed a child for a month.
On Thursday December 15 Vision Christian Radio partnered with Feed The Hungry to give nutritious emergency meals to children in over 20 countries around the world including refugee children fleeing to Uganda for safety, and children living in drought-stricken areas like Malawi in Southern Africa.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to join CBM Australia’s Fundraising team. The Campaign Manager will lead and implement multi-channel integrated fundraising campaigns to grow and sildenafilviagra-rxstore.com acquire new supporters for CBM Australia including the annual Miracles Campaign and other community fundraising initiatives.
sponsored article from Phil Gray Consulting
Most every successful business regardless of industry has seen significant growth result from the collaboration of external consultants. In radio, it is invaluable to have experienced consultants to work alongside you and your team to grow your business. One of the priorities in any business is sustainability. In community radio, one of the main three streams of revenue is fundraising.
But who has the time – months beforehand – to plan, oversee and conduct a well-executed professional and highly successful fundraising appeal? Now is the time to be planning your on-air appeal for the end of the year – but who’s got the time and head space to start working on it? And what will you do differently to see significant growth from this time last year?
Miracles Day is back!
On Thursday 25 August, 26 CMAA radio stations throughout Australia will partner with CBM Australia to help change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. Thanks to our radio partners, last year, Miracles Day raised over 25,000 ‘Miracle’ gifts of sight. It was an outcome that far surpassed our expectations! We’re so thankful to all our partners.
More Effective Fundraising: 2017 Trends, Innovations and Quick Wins to Build Lasting Support
You’re invited to a 2 hour special event to hear Dunham+Company’s Chief Executive, Rick Dunham, and Australian Director of Strategic Services, Joshua Crowther share exciting research results and their insights about how to apply these findings as you plan your future fundraising.
1. Keep the main thing the main thing.
You’re fundraising, so don’t get distracted. And don’t distract donors with other fundraising asks like bequests or crowdfunding side-projects. They need you to show them why your big EOFY campaign is so important RIGHT NOW.
2. Keep your eyes on the data so you can drive to the goal.
Donors like to know how much of your EOFY goal has come in to-date. Your accurate reporting generates trust, and is also an opportunity for your donor to see the real difference their gift can make.
Expressions of interest are open for CMA Member Services assistance for your end of calendar year (November) Fundraising Campaign.
Hope 103.2 are finalists in two categories for this year’s National Community Radio Awards.
The Sydney station is in the running for two CBAA awards: Excellence in Digital Media; and Best Station Promotion, Sponsorship or Fundraising Campaign.
We were all amazed to see many Christian radio stations in Australia receive record amounts of donations last month. These below are some of the keys we put in place to deliver a successful on air appeal for our client stations.
1. We as radio station leadership need to be prepared to challenge listeners and supporters alike to they should be supporting Godly activity, especially that from your radio station. Have a read of some of the headlines that stood out to me from one of the best books of fundraising (a biblical perspective). The book is titled “If God Will Provide Why Do We Have To Ask For Money”. Read this summary here.
2. Must have developed a ‘no ask’ relationship with all $1000+ donors between appeals.
The issue of larger Christian community radio stations who have significant donor income making donations to support smaller stations has come up for discussion in recent weeks. It is worth noting the views of the ACMA and ROCO on this.
sponsored article from Emil Ford Lawyers
This issue of Christian Media Law notes includes a case study on generous donations for a specific purpose; the Federal Budget’s impact on not-for-profits; a reminder for trustees of Public Ancillary Funds; and two new measures to boost philanthropy in Australia.
from Pursuant’s ‘The Digital Drip’
Most people are afraid to ask for money. Pursuant’s Rachel Muir says Board members often fail at fundraising because expectations aren’t clearly spelled out in recruitment. She says a thorough board contract should detail every possible way your board member can support the organization, including these five ways board members can support fundraising without ever making an ask:
You can be part of changing the lives of children living in poverty through education this June.
According to the United Nations, 200 million young people in developing countries do not have the skills they need for employment and prosperity. The reasons are varied and many: overcrowded classrooms, impractical curriculums, a lack of school resources, poor attendance. But the impact is huge: one in eight young people are unemployed; over a quarter are trapped in jobs that keep them on or below the poverty line.
Education is a powerful way to reduce poverty. But when a family’s focus is on simply surviving, education can’t be a priority. Compassion Australia’s Education Appeal 2015 will help to provide a solution.
“Are You Ready to Lead Your Nonprofit into the Future?” asks fundraising group Pursuant‘s CEO Trent Ricker.
Writing for Pursuant’s blog The Digital Drip about why the nonprofit sector needs more entrepreneurial leaders, he says:“It is important for nonprofit leaders to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset, because what works today will not necessarily work tomorrow. Nonprofits need to be constantly breaking new ground to inspire donors and make a greater impact.
Fundraising Officer & On-Air Announcer [salary $40,000 + superannuation per annum]
- Work with new and existing regular donors, encouraging supporters to partner further with our media missionary organization, being the only Christian radio broadcaster on the South Coast of NSW.
- Create and host a compelling, fresh daily radio show, entertaining and engaging our target audience.
- Be part of a dynamic and growing organization, in a progressive tight-knit team.
- Wollongong location with free off-street parking.
Following the success of a pilot project last year, we are offering CMA members the chance to be part of a sector-wide operation to enable stations to run a successful end of financial year appeal.
In 2014 we ran a fundraising campaign involving five regional stations which raised more than $57,000 in a short space of time. This year we’re expanding the project to include any station that wishes to participate.
The project involves CMA providing practical support and resources for a fully-produced on-air and off-air campaign during the May/June tax deductible donation period.
“The essence of the campaign is to provide you with all of the collateral and support that you need to engage your listeners and increase your revenue at the end of this financial year.” Says CMA’s new Project Manager Belinda Bonett.
from Infinity Concepts
We get it…asking for money is intimidating! It can be a very uncomfortable situation that most of us tend to avoid. However, fundraising is critical because non-profit organizations survive on donations that support their cause.
Here are 5 tips when asking for donations.
After a successful Pozible
campaign last year enabled the project to begin, a second campaign was launched last month to raise another $50,000 to see the film completed.
So far $21,210 has been raised, and the campaign deadline has been extended to January 31st.
More from Associate Producer Vic Campbell (VC Media):
Visuals are far more effective communication media than text or speech, research indicates
From developmental molecular biologist John Medina’s BrainRules.net:
The team behind the film ‘Smithy’ need to raise $50,000 by Nov 30 to continue production of the feature length documentary film.
A successful Pozible campaign last year raised $55,000 (approximately one third of the film’s production budget), enabling the project to begin. (Read more about that here).
This second fundraising campaign aims to enable the film’s completion for initial online and DVD release by July 2015.
CEO Hayden Whitworth and Breakky co-host Luke Holt have locked themselves in a portaloo as part of the Gold Coast radio station’s November radiothon.
Along with other local identities, the guys have taken turns to be confined in the ‘Dunnygeon’ one at a time until listeners free them by paying a ransom. The ransom is of course accumulated by donations to the on-air appeal.
14 CMA member stations participated in CBM’s Miracles Day on Aug 28, raising funds for ‘miracle’ cataract operations.
CBM hoped to raise enough funds to cover surgery for 10,000 patients, but the final tally ended up reaching 18,385 – more than 10,000 Miracles more than last year!
The recent radio Miracles Day was an amazing success nationwide with a number of stations agreeing to ditch regular programming and give their stations over to the charity CBM Australia to help raise much needed coin, to fund cataract eye operations overseas.
As a programmer there were many reasons why we SHOULDN’T allow our stations to partake, but there were also some pretty compelling reasons why your stations should sign up for national charity days when asked.
Together with Newcastle’s Rhemathon tally, the funds from these events takes the total amount donated to Christian radio across Australia recently to more than $4.3million. (Click here to read our previous article about end of financial year appeals).
Some helpful resources we came across recently:
- 5 reasons annual donors stopped giving (and how to win them back)
- 7 ways to increase your donations
- 6 common mistakes not-for-profits make when trying to secure corporate sponsorship
Nearly 3 out of 5 donors age 66 and older make contributions via the web
Donors 66 and older are now just as likely to make their contributions to charity online as younger donors, according to a U.S. Dunham+Company/Campbell Rinker study.
“Must Haves” for a successful on-air appeal:
1. Must have develop a non-ask / no agenda relationship with all $1000+ donors prior to the appeal. This means meeting with all major donors between each appeal just to build relationship. Cast the vision and include them in your inner circle.
As we’ve just seen with end-of-financial-year appeals, special event radiothons are a great way of raising much needed funds. But a large influx of donations once or twice a year isn’t great for cashflow – after all, the bills keep coming all year round!
So how can you get a larger group of supporters to give every single month?
Christian radio fundraising expert Jerry Grimes from Advocace outlines four ways proven to be effective among the ministries they work with:
This time of year, Christian radio stations all over the country are asking for financial support.
For those involved it can create a multitude of emotions, feelings and thoughts, not all of them positive. I mean most radio jobs don’t require you to fundraise for your frequency. Having to hold your hand out and convince people that they should part with their own hard earned cash, can be physically and emotionally draining. You may go through feelings of complete despair when the the phones just don’t ring and it literally feels like no one is listening.
So how do you pick yourself up? You look in the mirror and remind yourself it isn’t about you. These weeks of appeal, collecting much needed funds are an opportunity for listeners to be a part of the magic of your station.
“The secret to retaining and upgrading donors for life lies in honoring the profound changes that occur to our donor’s expectations after they make a gift.” writes Rachel Muir.
The Melbourne station held the one-day drive to sign up new monthly donors on Thurs 13th March, with the theme ‘Love LightFM’.
The target of 250 new partners wasn’t reached by the end of the day, so the tally room team joined breakky hosts Lucy & Kel the next morning for Final Chance Friday.