Where to find donors? … Try here

Three steps to finding donors for your next appeal

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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:

Three tips on how to ask for a donation (my best 3 tips)

When you don't know how to ask (here's what to say)

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.
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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:

New Year, New Decade – Top 3 Fundraising Tips for Catholics

My top three recommendations on how Catholics can accelerate their fundraising in 2020 and in the new decade

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.
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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:

How Saint Paul would write a Christmas appeal

Learn from Saint Paul's style in his Letter to the Galatians

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.
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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:

How to Run a Catholic #GivingTuesday Fundraiser on Facebook

Introducing the "Facebook #GivingTuesday Fundraising Guide for Catholics"

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