Civil Air Patrol
Field Fundraising Newsletter
April/May 2020
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Inside this issue...
New donation program for car and plane donations, CAP field fundraising Facebook group, resources you can use for CAP's Giving Tuesday campaign, Matching Gifts campaign update, CAP's Response Fund, welcome our national grants and research coordinator, 10 CAP-tastic things to do, field fundraising Q&A, a final salute, information about CAP's COVID-19 response and more.
New Donation Program You Can Promote and Receive Income for Your Unit
Civil Air Patrol has partnered with IAA, a national leader in car donation programs. Because we are an organization of pilots, we wanted a way for owners of airplanes to be able to donate too. IAA rose to the challenge and has created this program just for Civil Air Patrol. We are the first to beta test it.

Now donors can donate their car, boat, RV, heavy equipment and airplanes to benefit Civil Air Patrol programs.

A donor may designate a CAP unit to be the beneficiary, and up to 80% of those proceeds may pass to the unit. Note: this program is still in beta testing and direct guidance will be created after the initial trial.
What are your thoughts on the new Wings or Wheels donation program?
Yes! We will be excited to promote this program
I am still learning, will CAP Field Fundraising have a webinar on this?
Other - will email you my thoughts for consideration
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!
Giving Tuesday NOW! A New Social Media Campaign You Can Use
GivingTuesday  is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We're launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global  day  of unity to take place on  May 5 , 2020, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Civil Air Patrol is at the forefront of supporting these needs in our communities and our states. Share your wing's COVID-19 mission on social media to promote CAP's participation in Giving Tuesday.
Two ways to support CAP's COVID-19
Missions on Giving Tuesday, May 5
#1 Share CAP's COVID-19 mission story and link to CAP's Giving Tuesday Campaign
#2 Create and promote a Facebook Giving Tuesday Campaign for your unit
Have YOU added the Matching Gifts Link To Your 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 Wing Top 5?
There Is Still Time
Matching Gifts/Volunteer Hours Spotlight

Lt Col Robert W. Frost, Jr.
and ExxonMobil Corp
Supporting NER-PA-133
Over the past 18 years, ExxonMobil Corp has donated $30,000.00 to my squadron to support my volunteer service hours and their Individual Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) . Of these donations, $2,000 was used to support the start-up of the Pennsylvania Wing's 2015 STEM Academy.

Upon retirement from ExxonMobil, the process of finding funding sources in my company was made through the Employee and Retiree Giving Programs (The Individual Volunteer Involvement Program).  VIP forms were sent to me to authenticate CAP’s 501(C) 3 status and for verification by CAP NHQ via our National Commander signature. Once the account was set up, my volunteer hours were reported to the company and verified by my squadron commander or Pennsylvania Wing Commander.

The feeling of pride associated with being a senior member in Civil Air Patrol comes in many ways. Having our volunteer hours financially honored by our employers contribute to CAP's mission successes. Our membership understands funding for CAP has been reduced over the years adding emphasis to our individual effort to explore funding opportunities offered by employers. I encourage you to share the link below with members and parents to search out these financial offerings in their own company. 
CAP Response Fund Rises to Meet COVID-19 Needs for Members and Units

As we work together as ONE CAP to support and assist our fellow Americans, we must also never forget about our own – the needs of CAP’s members affected by natural disasters and national emergencies.

The “CAP Response Fund” was created for our members by our members who need help in times of crisis. The fund is also open to squadrons in need of assistance during recovery.

The fund is also open to squadrons in need of assistance during recovery.

Post this link on your unit/wing website to support our members!
A Little Something Fun for You
Welcome to Our Newest National Staff Member in CAP's Development Department
National Grants & Research Manager
Maj Todd Mandel, CAP

Maj Mandel will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities from foundations and corporations and will be leading the program to identify opportunities for grant training and needed resources to further efforts to support CAP programs.

Maj Mandel has more than 17 years experience in developing partnerships and managing grants. He is a member of the La Crosse Composite Squadron of the Wisconsin Wing.
Note from your Chief of Philanthropy, Kristina Jones: This is another new initiative which will take time to build out. We welcome your thoughts.
Tell us about grant writing in your unit?
We have written grants within the last year
We used to write grants, but have not written one recently
I'm not sure what our history has been with grants

From the Field... Your Questions Answered!

1st Lt Carlos Vegas
Q. I am looking for specific NHQ fundraising information on Amazon Charity Smile Program?

A. Amazon Smile is a national fundraising platform for CAP to support cadet scholarships. To date, more than $16,000 has been donated by Amazon Smile to support CAP's scholarship program. Encourage your members and parents to support CAP by sharing the AmazonSmile logo/link below on your unit's social media accounts. It's free and a win-win for our cadets!
Support Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Scholarships
What webinar topics would you find useful in field fundraising?
Facebook fundraising campaigns for your unit
Fundraising best practices
How to apply for a WalMart grant
How to build a successful Wreaths Across America program
Tributes and Memorials
C ivil 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 ?
Learn More About
CAP's COVID-19 Response Efforts
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)
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