Sentinels of Freedom can be a partner in your fundraiser. We are here to answer questions or pass along additional tips for successful fundraising provided by other supporters like you. Contact us and we can provide templates for materials, sample words and phrases for messaging, logos, and other artwork.
Fundraising Tip #1
The #1 key to a successful event? Great planning. Lock in the essentials early on. Your financial goal, date, and venue? Who will you invite? How? When? Let us in on your plan right away. We can help in all planning phases.
Fundraising Tip #2
Reach out early to sponsors and other volunteers. Determine how you’ll accept donations — credit cards, checks, cash? Will you serve food and beverages? Will you need tables, chairs, and a stage? How will you set them up? Don’t worry: We’ve got a checklist to help make preparation easier.
Fundraising Tip #3
Get the word for your fundraiser out early and often. Ask sponsors to publicize the event on their websites and their social media. Take advantage of our photos, logos, and other materials to deliver your messages. Don’t forget “old school” standbys: on-site banners or posters, local newspaper ads, community boards. We’ve got what you need make your fundraiser a success.
Fundraising Tip #4
First, take the time to celebrate the outstanding event you and your team made happen. Remind your supporters exactly where their funds will go. Determine the net revenue and send it to Sentinels of Freedom. We’ll give you everything you need to get things done — always beginning with our deepest gratitude for changing the lives of the brave Sentinels who are making the journey back to a self-supporting civilian life.
“Sentinels of Freedom has made the once daunting prospect of transitioning out of the military into a now hopeful and supportive experience. I am extremely grateful for this program, its employees, and its impact on the future of veterans.”
Sentinel Elaina Virostko
U.S. Navy, Masters of Integrative Neuroscience from Georgetown University