UPCOMING WEBINAR
Fabulous Fund a Need Secrets
How to double your fundraising event revenues in 15 minutes using a paddle raise / fund a need!
Fund a Needs are called different names – Paddle Raise, Special Appeal, Fund a Mission, Mission Moment – but the gist is the same:  Ask guests to raise their bid paddle to make a straight donation to your cause.

This element will often generate more than a live auction in its entirety.

Can you imagine nearly every one of your guests raising their hand to make a contribution to your cause?

Your donor base SWELLS with new contributions from new donors … and it all happens in 15 minutes.

This course originally launched 10 years ago, and it's time to update to version 3.

Fund a Needs are called different names – Paddle Raise, Special Appeal, Fund a Mission, Mission Moment – but the gist is the same:  Ask guests to raise their bid paddle to make a straight donation to your cause.

This element often generates more than a live auction in its entirety. 


Can you imagine nearly every one of your guests raising their hand to make a contribution to your cause?


Your donor base SWELLS with new contributions from new donors … and it all happens in 15 minutes.

This is a THREE-PART webinar.
It will be recorded. 

  • Part 1: Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1 PM Eastern (60 minutes)
  • Part 2: Wednesday, September 11 at 1 PM (75 minutes)
  • Part 3: Thursday, September 12 at 1 PM Eastern (45 minutes) – This will be Q&A and hot seats for paddle raise transformations

What you’ll receive

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Three live training webinars (Approximately 3 hours total, including the final Q&A).

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Access to the recordings of the live webinars (Watch them as often as you’d like in the private area of my website.)

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An additional training video (17 minutes) specifically for your volunteer recorder to watch. It teaches him/her how to easily record donations as the auctioneer rattles off those numbers.  You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to track.

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Two paddle raise recording sheets to match the type of appeal best for your event.

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A companion document with transcripts from several of my well-received Fund a Needs. You’ll literally read “what I said” on stage so you can model it for your own paddle raise script.

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Paddle raise videos from real events. You’ll watch best-in-class videos shown at actual Fund A Needs across the country. See what other nonprofits and schools have produced to be played immediately prior to asking for donations.

Using photos, examples, and stories from real events, you’ll master the paddle raise in this comprehensive training.

What you'll learn:
THE BEST APPROACH for your need or cause. You’ve got options:  Should you give guests a choice of tiered levels, ask them to donate a set amount (like $500), or fill out pledge cards?  Learn when to do each.  (Hint: Not every appeal needs to be tiered.)

Insider language: SPECIFIC PHRASES that flip guests to a “I must donate” attitude.  These psychological triggers entice guests to raise their paddle RIGHT THEN.

WHERE TO START your paddle raise. What’s ridiculous and what’s on the money when it comes to setting it up.
Perfect placement: When and how to introduce the Fund a Need for IDEAL TIMING in the program, regardless of your event style (sit-down dinner versus food stations).

LEVERAGE UNEXPECTED GENEROUS DONATIONS that often “scare off” smaller donors from donating. Learn how to use it to inspire giving, instead.

My formula for WRITING A COMPELLING “ASK.” Follow this step-by-step to eloquently deliver an authentic presentation to inspire donors.

BEST PRACTICES in affordable videos. Most of the ones you’ll see are NOT professionally made, so your cash outlay is nominal. And knowing how to structure it cuts down on production time

How to sprinkle your mission throughout your gala so guests are SATURATED WITH THE CAUSE and your need.

SIMPLE GAMES, SURPRISES and “TRICKS” to inspire up to 40% more gifts. (Who doesn’t love additional donations?)

REBEL ROUSING DIFFERENCES. What makes one appeal “work” and another “bomb?”  Beyond the basics of good Fund a Mission management, learn the “special somethings” I do to enhance every moment of the activity.
Got an UNUSUAL SITUATION? You might demand a different approach under the following circumstances:
  • Anniversaries and landmark years: Master milestone celebrations with these paddle raise activities best reserved for “big” years.
  • Monthly giving programs: How nonprofits have rolled out programs and signed up recurring givers onsite.
  • Sustainer levels: Trying to boost your higher level $1000+ donors?  Hear how we change the paddle raiser to inspire guests to dig deeper to donate more.
  • Capital campaigns: See how nonprofits adjust their paddle raise to support the quiet phase versus the public phase of their campaign.
  • Running multiple paddle raisers in one event: One client targeted four needs; another funded three distinct causes.  Get the inside scoop on two ways to manage this effectively. 

The Fund a Mission has changed dramatically in recent years.

Techniques have been introduced to make raising more money even easier.
Here’s the scary fact: Well-managed appeals generate tens of thousands of dollars.

But poorly managed ones generate pennies.

It’s a LOST OPPORTUNITY if you don’t run this activity properly.

Look at how simple changes affected these groups:

From $50 to $45,000: A Maryland nonprofit showed a compelling video and raised a mere $50 (yes, $50) from their pledge cards.  After tweaking the process, the next year the donations ballooned to $45,150. Same crowd – different technique.

94% increase: A Kentucky school was OK with the money raised ($25,600 with an average gift of $39) but felt they were missing something. Tweaking the Fund a Need generated $49,670 with an average gift of $90 a year later.  (Now it’s nearly $100k.)  Same crowd – different technique.

A new level: A Florida nonprofit hit a new high of over $130,000 using new techniques.

A big surprise:  A New York nonprofit received a spontaneous $1 million gift during the paddle raise.

94% increase: A D.C. nonprofit jumped from $26,000 to $50,400 in one year. Same crowd – different technique.
First-year effort: A Maryland school that raised over $70,000 in a first time Fund a Need.

Boost of $36,000: A New York nonprofit adjusted an already successful appeal to raise an additional $36k, moving from $250,000 to $286,500. Same crowd – different technique.

Who should invest in this training?

This master class is for all experience levels.

It's appropriate for those involved in the planning of fundraising events that "gather" people together (versus events in which people arrive or leave at different times).  Even casual college alumni events and adult birthday parties have spontaneously organized paddle raisers and raised thousands of dollars.
Here are just a few of the Success Stories
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  • After taking the Fabulous Fund a Need course...

    Year #1 Fund a Need we raised $67,000. Now in Year #2 we raised $93,500. All it took was ten minutes of our time! This year we funded cancer ‎equipment. Donors were so moved to give, some even raised their paddles with tears in their eyes. Sherry, you have a fool-proof system!!!

    - Jenn Barrett, Director of Development
    Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Canada)

  • Additional $12,200 in just 10 minutes!

    I am so excited to report that our first Fund A Need conducted at our 26th annual fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to Sherry’s “Fabulous Fund a Need Secrets,” we raised an additional $12,200 in just 10 minutes! To be honest, I was skeptical about doing this appeal; however, I needed to make it work so I used every tip in your book and modified your sample scripts for our purposes.
    - Ida Furente Doolan, Director of Communications
    SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. (Ewing, NJ)

  • Raised $245,000 in about 10 minutes

    We held our first Fund a Need using your suggestions on May 29 and it blew us out of the water! We learned a few things we might not do next time but I thought I would give you an update.

    Our goal was to raise $40,000 and we actually raised $245,000 in about 10 minutes.
    - Linda Caron, Event Coordinator
    Collingwood G&M Hospital (Ontario, Canada)


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