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OMI EARNS CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL’S “MEETS STANDARDS” SEAL

OMI is honored to have earned the Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards seal! To be awarded the right to use the seal, OMI voluntarily participated in the Council’s review process based on 25 Accountability Standards. The review required OMI to answer or provide documentation relating to more than 120 questions encompassing four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity and Fundraising.

OMI submitted policies, procedures, financial records and outcomes measurement records for thorough examination.

OMI is proud of its Meets Standards status and will use the seal to demonstrate its strength as a nonprofit. The Charities Review Council seal is the Council’s stamp of approval and demonstrates that OMI is responsible, has integrity and is transparent. Donors, as well as the general public, can rely on the Meet’s Standards seal for assurance of OMI’s quality.

Regan Stommes, OMI’s CEO, notes that, “Donors can give with confidence knowing that organizations, like OMI, have passed a rigorous process of standards review that promotes and expects complete transparency”.

To view our full report go to http://www.smartgivers.org/Charities & select OMI. The list of the standards met is available at the end of our report, where “Show all standards met” can be selected.

OMI will also be listed in the Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter, a free on-line magazine that you can subscribe to at http://www.smartgivers.org/Charities.

General Donation 

Think your gift doesn’t have an impact? Think Again.

You don't have to make a big gift to have a big impact. When you give a general donation to Opportunity Matters, your gift is combined with hundreds of other gifts - from board members, vendors, parents, friends, clients and staff - and it doesn’t take long for those gifts to add up in a big way. And, because those gifts are typically unrestricted, they give us the flexibility to fund our most pressing needs - and that has a huge impact.

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Endowment Fund

Many donors choose to contribute to our Jim Christensen Endowment Fund. The purpose of the endowment is to provide grants and scholarships to our clients for group trips and activities that enhance their sense of community and their ability to enjoy life. What better way to honor our late CEO, Jim Christensen, than by recognizing his commitment to assuring that individuals with physical and mental challenges have a right to independence and a chance to pursue what truly brings them joy!

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Twisted Twilight Fundraiser

Many thanks to all the sponsors and donors who make our Twisted Twilight Fundraiser such a success each year! For information on how you can get involved in our upcoming Twisted Twilight Fundraiser, please contact Brenda Eggerth at (320) 240-1900.

In addition to sharing Opportunity Matters mission, the purpose of the evening is to raise funds for a specific identified item or program for Opportunity Matters. Past events have raised money for such items as our Adult Day Program, an accessible backyard swing, and a large backyard gazebo. 

EVENT SPONSORSHIP:

Each year we ask that people show their support for the important work being done by Opportunity Matters by sponsoring this event. If you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship, and thus help underwrite some of the cost of putting on the event, please contact Regan Stommes at 320.240.1900 or regans@opportunitymatters.org.

RAFFLE GIFTS:

Opportunity Matters welcomes gifts for our raffle. Gifting of raffle items are an important contributor to the proceeds raised. If you are interested in gifting an item to the Twisted Twilight raffle, please contact Sam Pierskalla at (320) 240-1900 or samp@opportunitymatters.org.

EVENT VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers of all kinds are needed for OMI’s Twisted Twilight Fundraiser! Listed below are specific committees/areas where volunteers are needed. Please contact Brenda Eggerth at (320) 240-1900 or brendae@opportunitymatters.org.

  • Decoration Committee
  • Raffle Committee
  • On-Site Logistics
  • Marketing/Promotions
  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment

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Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts provide you with the opportunity to recognize those who have made an impact on your life. Gifts in memory, honor, or celebration may be made. Tribute gifts are a sincere way to celebrate the life and accomplishments of a relative, friend, staff or client. The honoree or the next of kin will be told of your generous gift with a personalized letter.

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In-Kind Gifts

A donor might consider a gift-in-kind, for example: artwork, books, furnishings or equipment, provided they comply with the policy of the Organization.

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Gifts By Mail

Making a gift with cash or check is a common way people make their gift to Opportunity Matters. However, we recommend that you do not send cash in the mail. Mail your check, payable to Opportunity Matters, to:

Opportunity Matters
701 23rd Street South
Sartell, MN 56377

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