Civil Air Patrol
Field Fundraising Newsletter
February 2020
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Inside this issue...
Walmart gives $5,000 to CAP squadron, Walmart grant guidelines, YOU asked, WE listened-CAP Field Fundraising Facebook Group is live, free fundraising activities, matching gifts challenge update, 2020 Report to Congress, new wing fact sheets, and volunteer staff opportunities.

Walmart Community Grant Is A
Win, Win for Hawaii Wing Squadron - Have You Applied for Your Unit?
The Walmart Community Grants Team and Hilo Walmart store awarded the Lyman Field Composite Squadron a $5,000 grant in 2019. The Lyman Field Composite Squadron is using the grant to improve its facility.
CAP Field Fundraising Group is now on Facebook Groups
This official group is for all Civil Air Patrol members interested in relational fundraising and stewardship discussion and collaboration. It is managed by the HQ CAP Development Team for internal use only. We welcome participation and encourage you to interact with us often and to comment about the content shared.

Add to the discussion and help grow our CAP community in constructive ways!
CAP Field Fundraising Ideas
Did you find a fundraising idea your unit could use in the next 18-months?
Yes! I did! We really needed this list.
Still looking - need to think about it.
I did not find the perfect one this time, but keep the ideas coming!
CAP Field Fundraising in Action
  We want to see your cadets in action (not in uniform) !
It's important to create and maintain an archive of your unit's CAP service to our communities and our nation, shaping lives and saving lives. Preparing a go-to package of CAP's fact sheet, your wing's fact sheet, CAP's annual report/Report to Congress, news coverage and action photos of cadets ( not in uniform) serving in your communities will prove to be a valuable resource for reaching out to potential supporters.

Share photos of your unit fundraising activities below!
Have YOU added the Matching Gifts link to your unit's website yet?
At our 2019 National Conference, Gen Smith issued a friendly challenge for wings to grow the number of members and extended family who participate in employer matching gift programs. More dollars translates to more impact for our members and our missions.

More than 19,000 companies will match employee and retiree contributions, as well as match volunteer hours given to Civil Air Patrol. Last fiscal year, nearly a quarter of a million dollars was raised for local units and CAP programs.
Is your squadron participating in the Commander's Matching Gifts Challenge?
I did not know about the challenge, but I am interested!
From the Field... Your Question Answered!
Lt Col Derk McPherson PCR-AK-001
Q. How does one go about getting a ".org" email address so that when soliciting or sponsors and donations it is not coming from a or email address?

A. You may request a .org email address from the CAP Development Departnment at NHQ by emailing the fieldfundraising team. The CAP Development Department works with the IT department to set one up for your unit's use.
Looking for CAP Information?
2019 Report to Congress Published

With CAP's Legislative Day visit to Capitol Hill last week, the organization's 2019 Report to Congress has been prepared, printed and posted on

The 32-page publication features a photo-laden overview of CAP's accomplishments for fiscal 2019. Highlighted throughout are facts and figures illustrating the organization's core missions and their impact on the nation, states and local communities.
Tributes and Memorials
Civil Air Patrol's giving webpage offers donors the ability to make gifts in memory or honor of someone special. Donors who use the links below may specify their gift to a local unit. Tribute gifts made through this link are listed in each issue of the Civil Air Patrol Volunteer magazine. Have you shared the memorial/tribute donation link on your unit's web page ?
Looking for Great Members to Join the
Field Fundraising Team & Development
National Staff
Jobs currently posted:
National Grants & Research Manager
Grants Specialist

Jobs Posted Soon:
Peer-to-Peer Coordinator
Matching Gifts Coordinator
Communications Coordinator
Support Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Scholarships
CAP Field Fundraising E-newsletter
Moves to Bi-Monthly
Next Issue... Plane & Automobile Donations! Managing donations of planes, RVs,boats, cars, and heavy equipment.
Civil Air Patrol Development

Kristina E. Jones, M.A., CFRE
Chief of Philanthropy

Maj Lisa Myrick - CAP
Deputy Chief of Field Fundraising

Donna Bass Maraman
Development Coordinator

Rebecca Stovall
Development Database and Operations Administrator (& Matching Gifts POC)

(334) 953-9003 Direct
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