Today's post is part 4 of chapter 5 of my book, A Day of Hope: Leading Volunteers to Make a Difference in Your Community. I realize that some of these posts might not be exactly related to "leadership," but I believe they are relevant. Feel free to pass them on to someone you know who works at a nonprofit organization or church.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU SHOULD ASK FOR A DONATION
The tough question about fundraising is to know who to ask for the donation. Do you ask for donations from friends, family, co-workers, Oprah, political leaders, etc? You have to come up with the answer on your own. I will give you my personal experience and what works for me, but you’re a different person with unique skill sets and abilities.
In addition to asking individual people to make donations, there are several other ways to fundraise money. There are event fundraisers, in-kind donations, and financial donations. Let me start with financial donations.