What do your Chapter, your District, and the greater world of Barbershop Singers have in common? They would all like to transform the world through singing. And what else do they have in common? They all require financial support to accomplish that mission. Wouldn’t it be great if you could give an annual gift to a single organization and support all three?
Through Harmony Foundation’s Donor Choice Program, you can allocate up to 30% of your total gift to come back to your Chapter & Rocky Mountain District. Why is it so important to talk about this? Because today, Donor Choice is severely underused in RMD. From our current RMD Harmony Foundation Donors, on average only 12% of Donor Choice is being directed back to Chapters, and only 3% is being directed back to RMD. That means only half the potential Donor Choice dollars are being utilized. Also, only 20% of our current RMD membership gives to Harmony Foundation in any capacity. That is now below the overall Society average.
Why Direct HFI Gift Dollars Back to RMD or My Chapter?
Donor Choice dollars you direct back to RMD are to be used for Education & Youth Programs. A host of programs already exist in RMD that fall within this category as well as others which could benefit you & your chapter: Summer Harmony Camp in Estes Park; New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp; Harmony University Classes @ Conventions; Rocky Mountain Harmony College; etc., etc. If your quartet needs coaching, if your chorus needs coaching, if your chapter needs help, if you have an Outreach program… the possibilities for what the RMD Donor Choice Dollars can support are nearly limitless. The same holds true for your Chapter. Your Chapter could be using Donor Choice dollars to help where you need it most.
Please Join Me as We Launch the ‘20/10-Double Donor Campaign’
The first part of this campaign – ‘20/10’ – means: Current RMD HFI donors change your Donor Choice allocations so that our overall DC average is – 20% to Your Chapter & 10% to RMD. This could nearly double the average Donor Choice gift to your Chapter, and more than triple the average Donor Choice gift to the District!
The 2nd part of the campaign will help us to Double the number of Donors in RMD. This is a critical part of the campaign as expanding the number of donors in RMD amplifies the effect we can have locally, regionally, and worldwide. We could potentially double the number of dollars coming back to Chapters & the District yet again. Our RMD Chapters & the District, itself, could see tens of thousands of dollars coming back to help support the Education & Youth Programs we so desperately need to help all of us transform the world through singing.
If you would like to make a change to your Donor Choice allocation, or you would like to join in this campaign, or if you have questions, shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can help transform the impact we have on the world, and in doing so, we help Keep the Whole World Singing.
I can’t wait to hear from you!
Harmony Foundation Regional Director of Development – Western Region
Director – America the Beautiful Chorus – Colorado Springs
Lead – 2010 Int’l Champ – Storm Front Quartet