Today, we tackle the BIG question: Where do you find donors?
So many Catholic apostolates (and aspiring ones) want to have a sustainable funding source.
But donors don’t just appear.
I didn’t just bump into donors each time I ran a campaign. Neither will you.
However! Even though donors don’t appear with the snap of your fingers, here’s what you can do to make the search a lot easier:
Have you ever been unsure how to ask someone for a donation?
In the first two weeks of the year, this has been the number one question people have asked me.
“What do I say?”
Today, I’m sharing with you my three best tips on how to ask for donations. You will likely be surprised by what I recommend. You may even completely disregard my advice!
Oh well… let’s see if you agree or not:
We are in a new year and a new decade.
I took a moment to look back at my notes from all the fundraising campaigns I’ve run these past ten years.
I was wondering – what campaigns have worked the best? What strategies were the most effective? What did I start doing differently to make last year and decade my biggest and best?
When I blew the dust off that notebook, I found some buried treasure that I wanted to share with you.
Here are my three recommendations for what I think you should be doing in 2020 with your fundraising:
When you’re writing an Advent, Christmas, or end-of-year appeal letter, the first thing you’ll think about is how to ask for a donation properly.
In other words, how would you lead up to the donation, and what words would you use?
That’s why I like turning to the saints for guidance.
Today, that’s Saint Paul, the Apostle.
You could write your appeal however you want. Or, you could get a better response by learning how Saint Paul captivated his audience – in particular, the Galatians.
That’s what this week’s video is all about:
As you know, Tuesday, December 3 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving encouraging people to donate to their favorite non-profits.
Why is this day so important for you and your Catholic apostolate? It is one of those rare days that you can ask for donations on social media and get a very positive response.
Therefore, I highly recommend you run a Facebook fundraising campaign.
But that is not the best reason for running a #GivingTuesday campaign on the social media platform. Facebook will charge you 0% for processing donations and
… drum roll…
Facebook will match up to $100,000 in donations.
I have provided you a step by step guide that outlines everything you need to do. Check it out here:
How to Launch Your Facebook #GivingTuesday Fundraiser