Long ago, when I first started fundraising, I learned where new Catholic apostolates should look to find donors.
It was a eureka moment for me because it ‘opened the flood gates’ of donors for the Catholic apostolate that I was fundraising for at the time.
I thought about this ‘revelation’ recently when a reader, who is launching a new apostolate and looking for donors, asked where he should start looking for donors.
Reflecting on my past experience, I came up with three steps that a new Catholic apostolate should take when starting to fundraise. Check it out:
This week I’m answering a question from my community. (I like it when you reach out!)
Becky asked how to get more people to know about her cause. Also, she wondered how to do it without spending a ton of money.
I focus on three things that have served me at every stage in fundraising.
Whenever I’ve had a successful campaign, it’s often because I’ve tweaked or changed one of these three things:
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: