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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Mark Mehling from Take Control Marketing
8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, December 30, 2016

Cole, what a wonderful gift you are offering with your ministry!

Believe it or not, you are facing the same issues that any business faces- marketing. From a look at your Alignable home page and website, I would suggest these starting ideas:

-find a way to transfer your desire and heart using non-medical/diagnostic terms. "DID" is not a term many would recognize. While PTSD also has some limited meaning from TV usage, expanding on the word 'trauma' would be valuable. Your website also uses the term 'creating resilience' which might be a point. You want to... (more)


Cole Ian from DID Discovering Hope
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Friday, December 30, 2016

Thank you Mark for your suggestions

Cheryl Flanagan from Save The Horses
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, February 20, 2017

I run a non profit . Doing good things, letting people know what yyou are doing through social media and newletters gets people to act and donate. We rarely ask for money unless it is an emergency.

Destry Whitney from Foundation Capital Partners
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Businesses always need two things; Tax deductions and good will. Talk to businesses in your area and offer business sponsorship. I opperated a 501 c3 for 5 years and always went to my business connections for funds, but give them some public notice for the donations. If you have a vehicle you can use it as a thank you billboard.

Mark Mehling from Take Control Marketing
8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, December 30, 2016

And I just came across this resource which describes the grantmaking landscape in Florida as I see you are Tampa based.

http://foundationcenter.issuelab.org/resource/givi...



David J Dunworth from Marketing Partners LLC
34 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, February 13, 2017

Thanks for this Mark. I just started working with a non-profit in Melbourne, Fl and this will be helpful. As always, you are a fountain of knowledge.


Mark Mehling from Take Control Marketing
8 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, February 13, 2017

Thanks for your note. I just had an unheard of "100%" response on a letter sent to a very small list for a non-profit. Raised $6K using a letter we had already written with a couple secrets I employed. Essentially cost of paper and printing and stamps! Also had a 12,000+% ROI for another one- again a small list, but it raised over $18K with a 1$1456 investment. I have been doing these probono- maybe I should start charging!!

Hugh Ballou from SynerVision International, Inc.
41 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cole, it's our inner blocks that block us from asking and receiving donations. Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm EST, I hold a #nonprofitchat to talk about issues facing today's charities. Last Tuesday we talked about the "Money Shadow" that blocks our ability to receive money. Please join the conversation or watch it on Twitter. Look for #nonprofitchat in the thread or go to http://nonprofitchat.com for details.

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