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Personal Fundraising Pages

A Fundraising Catalyst As we have worked with many organizations and churches to talk through various challenges (and remember, we are passionate about partnering with you to tackle these challenges). One of these challenges that comes up often is helping trip participants raise funds and know about the tools they have available for raising funds. The team at ServiceReef has created a tool...

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EFFECTIVE: Six Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Recruiting

Six Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Recruiting Alumni - Reach out to alumni who have served with your organization before or have specifically been to this location or worked with this partner. Clarify the Win - Quickly state the purpose of the trip and who you are looking to recruit as a team member. The more clearly you clarify from the beginning, the better chance you have of fin...

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EFFECTIVE - Five Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Marketing

Friends - Ask people and alumni to share with their friends. Give them some triggers for thinking of names. Some examples might be family, small group members, friends, roommates, colleagues, etc. Social Media - It’s good to leverage things like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be intentional with your messaging and create clear calls to action in each of your postings. Create links...

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EFFECTIVE - Five Tips for Effective Team Preparation

EFFECTIVE PREPARATION Clarify Expectations Clarify expectations with your team. Consider outlining expectations for different groups involved and the different stages of the event. You might outline expectations for the team members, the team leader, the field partner, and the sending organization. You may also outline expectations leading up to the event, the event, and post event. ...

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EFFECTIVE - Four Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Team Leader Success

The Right Person It really does start with the right person and this is often best known by watching people as they experience serving opportunities and how they handle smaller responsibilities. You are looking for a person with the right character, the right temperament, the right social skills, and the right administrative skills. Know what you are looking for and keep lists of potential...

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EFFECTIVE - Four Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Logistical Management

Have a Plan You always have to start with a plan. Benjamin Franklin once said, “failure to plan is planning to fail”. Your plan should include dates, team leaders, expectations, preparation, resources, travel logistics, legal resources, fundraising tools, communication plans, and more. Work the Plan It might sound simple, but once you have the plan, work it! Revie...

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Managing Personal Fundraising Pages

ServiceReef is pleased to announce new functionality to manage personal fundraising pages. Just a few things you are now able to do: Create a standard fundraising letter text Set standard text to required or editable by participant Allow users to edit their personal fundraising page Require approvals for changes to personal fundraising pages Learn more about personal fundr...

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7 Questions You Should Be Asking

There are a several tools out there... and deciphering which is best for you can be a challenge. Here are a few key questions to be asking as you evaluate any new technology.


9 super-practical ideas to get people excited before, during, and after mission trips.

You've written your vision and mission. What now? How to you get people around you excited? Here are nine (9) super-practical ways to get people excited before, during, and after mission trips.

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How to handle fear and news in light of a pandemic

Learn some helpful steps for how to handle fear and news in light of a pandemic.

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