"During the last five decades we have been able to support thousands of people in Central America thanks to the unwavering dedication of our long-time donors. We know in order to be able to continue the work for another five decades it's important that we engage the next generation and build lasting and meaningful relationships through volunteerism, donations and sharing our good news stories," shares Joe Gray, Donor Relations Officer and long-time S.H.A.R.E. volunteer.
Currently S.H.A.R.E. is engaged in excess of 50 projects that fall into six different categories; Agriculture Education & Training, Agriculture Inputs, Small Rural Enterprises, Supporting Women & Families, Education, Literacy & Skills Training and Water Conservation & Irrigation.
"With an ever growing need for support it is vital that we create sustainable revenues to fund the many projects that we have ongoing, and that we are looking to support in the future," states Gary Shaw, Executive Director. "Traditionally we have been funded through grants, individual donations, and fundraising through events. As the landscape of giving changes, we are looking to connect with younger donors across a wider geographic area, and we plan to engage them through our newly designed website, digital advertising and the ability to make online donations. We certainly aren't taking away any of the old opportunities to support S.H.A.R.E., just seeking out new ways to complement them."
The increasing online opportunities for donations not only provide convenient ways to give to S.H.A.R.E. regularly but they provide a one stop location for all of the necessary tax slips and donor reports. S.H.A.R.E. will be moving to SIMPLYK as their online provider as it is easy to use and meets all of the necessary security and reporting functions. One of the greatest benefits is that donor dollars are maximized as the platform comes at no cost to the Charity.