Countdown to Founders’ Month of Service…9

#9

Ask people for donations. Sounds obvious, right?  Then why do so many philanthropy events consist of nothing more than chapter members sitting behind a card table with a change jar?  The most common reasons people don’t donate is because they were never asked or, believe it or not, because they were asked for something insignificant.  Ask donors for a specific amount and don’t insult them by asking for too little.

Potential donors could include alumni, brothers’ family members, other students and local vendors/businesses.  And donations need not only be monetary.  For example, ask a local grocery store to donate bottled water or ask local restaurants to provide gift cards as incentives.

Learn more here about how your chapter can participate in the Helping Hand Initiative.

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