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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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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
84 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 1978
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Friday, December 30, 2016

Thank you Mark for your suggestions

Terri Benincasa from Boomer Nation! broadcast radio show
2 Locals Recommend 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 1978
2 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".

David Bruce from David Bruce
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Great advice Terri.

Roslyn Chao from Insight + ReDesign Consulting
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, March 23, 2017

As a Nonprofit consultant, my view is that you are advocating to assist those who seek to overcome trauma. With fundraising, you are looking to align donors and supporters who value your organization's mission with the work you do to improve lives and communities. You are seeking an investment from others to rebuild lives and restore faith in humanity. Think from the perspective of what would happen to those you serve if not for the work you do. Essentially, raising funds is raising support for the benefit that your organization contributes to society.

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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
3 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.

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