What Are Some Tips For Non-Profits To Solicit Donations?

By Cole Ian · Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 · Tagged in Funding



I am a non-profit and I find it difficult to ask for donations to help those with trauma and need therapy, housing and support. What are some ways to receive on going donations ?

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Terri Benincasa from Boomer Nation! broadcast radio show
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, December 30, 2016

Having run large non-profits for many years, I understand the reticence to solicitation, I couldn't initially get past the feeling that I was "begging"...a salesperson I was not...

I had to get over my discomfort...or find another line of work, as non-profits rely solely on donations and grants.

So, I changed my mindset from "I don't want to bother folks and ask for money" to "I'm a missionary for those I serve, and I'm getting the word out about their needs, goals, lives so others can understand and help if they wish. I was no longer "begging" I was... (more)


Cole Ian from DID Discovering Hope
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Friday, December 30, 2016

Thank You this was so helpful, I do tend to feel like I am begging for $ but your right i love your words " I was no longer "begging" I was advocating".

Rphfmva Organization from Recession Proof Holdings Foundation for Military and Veterans Affairs
5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Before making any solicitation, be sure your credentials are in order.


Many donors conduct background checks when giving large donations.


Our non-profit has registered Federally, States (Attorney General), and with a Charity database (GuideStar).


Charitable registries help answer 99% of the questions you have and also serve as another background check for potential donors.


When your non profit organization decides to change or add to it's mission, it is important to register the new brand. An patent attorney can help with this.


The process of creating or... (more)


Cole Ian from DID Discovering Hope
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hi I am a Microchurch through Underground Network http://tampaunderground.com/ which is a ready set up as a 501(c)(3) ty for your suggetion

Troy Bohlke from New Business Funders
10 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, December 31, 2016

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John Boskill from Catholic Christian Outreach
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hi

Terri's answer is very important. You look like you also may be a faith based organization. Ours is as well.

To help in this way there is a book called "The God Ask" It was very helpful in transitioning from the 'Beggar" mentality to one of trusting in the Lord to provide to accomplish the work He has in mind for us. Their web site is supportraisingsolutions.org. They have a "bootcamp" that I would encourage you to attend as well. See the web site.

John

Keith Guernsey from G3 Associates
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Han is correct! Be pleasantly persistent without being overbearingly obnoxious!

Good luck, Keith

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