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Fundraise In Times of Uncertainty
Uncertainty seems to be around every corner this year.
The pandemic, then the lockdowns, then the suspension of public Masses, then a second wave of panic and lockdowns, and now the confusion around the US election.
Among all of this chaos, is it possible to fundraise?
All of this uncertainty can keep you stuck, especially if you’re worried about making the “right” decision.
I won’t claim to have all the answers (no one does), but I can say this: every campaign I’ve successfully run in the last ten years is because I took these three steps.
It’s all in this week’s article: https://catholicfundraiser.net/fundraise-times-of-uncertainty/
Annoying People When Fundraising
“What is the best way NOT to annoy people when asking for donations?”
I get asked this question a LOT.
Many people get hung up on this question when they’re starting their apostolate, and I get it!
The last thing you want to do is ANNOY someone.
I can answer this question in two ways. First, you have to look at what annoys people. Then, you look at what does not annoy people.
You should know about essential information, and you’re better off thinking about this BEFORE you start sending appeal letters.
Here’s what I mean:
Writing Better Catholic Appeal Letters
Writing Better Catholic Appeal Letters by Brice Sokolowski
3 new ways to fundraise
This week, I want to pose you a question: if we were having a cup of coffee together and had a few minutes to talk (and you wanted me to donate), how would you ask me?
I get asked lots of questions about fundraising. I have noticed that some approaches are more productive questions than others.
Here is the reality.
Some ways of fundraising just don't work anymore. On the other hand, there are some NEW ways of fundraising that work INCREDIBLY WELL.
The way you ask someone for a donation can make a huge difference in your apostolate. Here is what I mean:
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Advice to Rookie Fundraisers
I've received a lot of messages from people diving into fundraising for the first time.
The rookies are coming because September, October, November, and December are the most significant fundraising months.
So, it's understandable more apostolates want to launch a campaign.
Here's what I would do if I were a 'rookie fundraiser':
"The Church already has tons of Money" - How to Respond
You've likely come across someone respond to your donation request like this:
"Donate? ... but the Church already has millions!"
Or, maybe someone was even more critical in their response.
When you fundraise, you are bound to come across these types of responses. It can be deflating when you do. Worse, you can even second guess your campaign.
I've come across my fair share of critical remarks about fundraising, and here's how I respond: https://catholicfundraiser.net/donate-the-church-already-has-millions/
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