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Why You Really Aren't Asking For Nonprofit Donations

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Fundraising requires you to ask for nonprofit donations. There's no way around it. You must ASK for what you need. You must ASK for money.

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Why You Really Aren't Asking For Nonprofit Donations

  1. 1. Why You Really Aren’t Asking For Nonprofit Donations
  2. 2. Fundraising requires you to ask for donations.
  3. 3. There’s no way around it.
  4. 4. You must ASK for what you need. You must ASK for money.
  5. 5. Yet lots of people resist it, even those who have founded nonprofits or are employed by them.
  6. 6. Why is that?
  7. 7. My theory is because it’s uncomfortable.
  8. 8. Lots of us grow up thinking we have to do things ourselves. We’re taught “pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” Asking for help seems like a weakness somehow.
  9. 9. But the problem is that you can’t fund your big vision for your nonprofit by yourself (unless you’re independently wealthy). You need others to help you fund it.
  10. 10. Here’s a reframe that I shared with a client recently and it really helped her:
  11. 11. When you don’t ask for help, you deny someone the chance to experience the joy of giving.
  12. 12. People love to help others. Think about your own experience. When was the last time someone asked you for help – maybe moving or a special project. Heck, in the old days, neighbors used to gather round and help build barns.
  13. 13. Why? Because it was the right thing to do and they wanted to help.
  14. 14. The real reason is because it feels good. Helping someone else makes us feel good.
  15. 15. Read the whole article here at: http://getfullyfunded.com/why-you-really- arent-asking-for-nonprofit-donations/

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