Webinar Schedule | Charity Republic

Welcome to our Webinar Schedule information page. Below is a schedule of the days and times of our free weekly webinars.

Webinar Schedule ( Fall 2016)

Every Monday @ 10:00am – 10:30am EST

Every Tuesday @ 11:30am – 12:00pm EST

Every Wednesday @ 3:30pm – 4:00pm EST

This is a live webinar where we walk you through the software from start to finish and answer any questions you may have.

To register for your spot in one of our free webinars, please email us at info@charityrepublic.com

To learn more about our Volunteer Management Software, please visit us at CharityRepublic.com

Donor Thank You Letter Templates

Showing your donors gratitude is not only crucial to running a successful charity, it’s simply the right thing to do.

But when it comes to the ins and outs of donor thank you letters, even the kindest souls can always use fresh ideas.

Tips:

-Tell a story. People connect with stories and it is an excellent way of showing how the donor’s contribution helped.

-Make it personalized. Yes, you’re about to download a template, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t include specific examples when filling it out. Your donor’s name, contribution size and date given, and, when possible, the reason they chose your charity, should all be included.

-Don’t forget to give them a glimpse of your mission and what the future looks like for your organization. These letters are a great time to reinforce the values your donor connected with in the first place.

-Leave the door open for future donations. First time donors and long time donors alike need to be looked at in a similar fashion as customers of a for-profit business: entice them to stay engaged with your charity.

As promised, here is your Financial Contribution Thank You Letter Template as well as an Event Sponsorship Thank You Letter.

  1. Financial Contribution Thank You Letter Template
  2. Event Sponsorship Thank You Letter

Standing out from the crowd: Six ways to help your organization get noticed

I am a volunteer, and I am a donor. I donate to Christopher and Dana Reeve’s charity for spinal cord injury and research. Why? Because my father has a spinal cord injury.

See the connection? It’s personal for me, which makes it fairly easy for me to choose where my time and money is spent. But there are several other charities doing similar work, why not those? Well, because along with my dad, Superman was my hero growing up.

But it isn’t personal for everyone and not everyone’s childhood heroes suffer traumatic injury like mine did. A majority of people donate for other reasons, such as seeing a charity that makes a big impact or one that gives back directly to their community.

… To continue reading our latest contribution to Charity Village, please click here.

Charity Highlight | Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

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Welcome to our weekly charity and non-profit highlight. Each week we will be shining the spotlight on a different charity or non-profit, who, in our humble opinion, deserves some extra recognition for the work that they do.

This week we will be letting Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region steal the show.

Founded in 1980, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization that exists to support people who have a developmental or physical disability to participate in community in their own way. Extend-A-Family’s approach is to work with the person that they serve by getting to know them and learning about each persons’ dreams, needs, abilities, hopes, and contributions.

Their Mission Statement:

Building Community, Choosing Dignity, Nurturing Belonging  

eaf2EAF Waterloo Region truly lives up to their mission statement.  In every situation where they provide their service they want to make sure that all of their values are represented.  They want all people to feel welcome in the community, and also bring the community together in a way that supports the individual.  They Wanting to make sure that people feel like they belong and are an important part of society is what sets EAF Waterloo Region as a true beacon of community engagement and inclusion.

They currently serve over 1,500 people in the community. Extend-A-Family has several programs:

There are numerous ways to get involved with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. You can make a donation, you can volunteer, and you can  become a Direct Support Person or Respite provider. As a Direct Support Person or Respite Provider you will be thoughtfully matched with families or an individual who has a disability. To get involved in this you can sign up as an individual or as a family.

Respite Link: http://visit.eafwr.on.ca/respite/

Direct Support Person Link: http://visit.eafwr.on.ca/personalsupport/

Eaf1You can also support Extend-A-Family at the many events they host in the community, such as their annual ball hockey tournament.  Check out more on their event calendar and get involved today!

It is quite amazing to see the great work of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Our entire community benefits by having EAF in the Waterloo Region to help people who live with a disability.

If there is an organization that you think deserves some recognition, let us know!