REACH provides you with an extremely flexible tool for setting up your Sponsorship Program.
Whether you are sponsoring children, teachers, staff, families or any other entity, REACH gives you the ability to define customized programs for each.
Note: We always recommend you keep your REACH Theme current to ensure you have the most up-to-date features and capabilities enabled with sponsorships. To check your Theme and learn how to update if needed, please see our Updating your REACH Theme article.
This Sponsorships section will guide you in how to set up your sponsorship program and the many different facets and capabilities of the REACH system for managing your sponsorships, sponsors and their relationship.
Here is an example of sponsorships available on a public site:
As you can see, potential sponsors can learn about your sponsorship program and easily search for sponsorships to sponsor through a variety of filtering options. Sponsorships are displayed on your public page if they are not Disabled, Hidden or Graduated.
Supporters can sponsor through this public portal, as well as view, update, and communicate (via admin facilitation) with their sponsorships from their own account. They can also purchase sponsorship gifts for their sponsorship which can be a tangible item or a donation in honor of their sponsorship.
Once sponsored, you can also keep sponsors up-to-date on their sponsorship by sending out messages (updates), e-mailings, and posting photos. Messages updates and photos will be displayed on the sponsorship’s profile page, viewable to the public or to the sponsor only, and sponsors will be sent an email notifying them that new information has been posted about their sponsorship.
You also have the ability to keep track of past due donations from sponsorships within REACH. If a Supporter’s credit card fails, REACH will send them an email asking that they update their payment details. When they do update their details, REACH will automatically reprocesses the recent missed payment.
For offline donors, you will receive notification in this section when their Sponsorship record turns red, and it will be listed in Past Due details. You can set up Supporter Notifications to contact your supporters when their offline sponsorship becomes past due.
REACH includes several Reports that you can run to track your sponsorship program.
You can also tag your sponsorships to assign them a priority or to an admin, for example.
The next article includes a Sponsorship Checklist of items to consider prior to setting up your sponsorship program in REACH.