P4P – Fundraising Tip # 2

Fundraising Tip #2

The 2nd rule of fundraising is…don’t be afraid of the ask! The majority of people who donate do so for one reason, because someone they know asked them to. Simple, right? They may say “no” and that’s perfectly okay. The more people that you ask the better the chances are that someone will say “yes”.

Start out by asking people that you know to donate or to help you spread word about your fundraising which may encourage others to donate. A donation is great but just because someone is unable to donate doesn’t mean they are unable to contribute in other ways. If you tell the people that you know that you are fundraising for NEADS and ask them to share that info. with people that they know, you’ve just created a very large group that is aware of your fundraising and odds are that some of those people will donate…play those odds! Fundraisers are often surprised by how effectively this system works and how many contacts their friends and families actually have.

The fact is that most of us have far more connections in our lives than we realize. Take a look at this Who Can I Ask? check list from the P4P Resource Page to help you plan who to contact