If you are like me, asking for help is REALLY hard. In a nonprofit asking for donations means survival of the cause.
Strange then that I chose this job, isn’t it? Me, who always want to do things on my own.
These days, with the world economy in shambles, asking is especially difficult. The thing is, the worst that could happen is that someone say ‘no’ and you should not take it personally. Many people would love to help, but they can barely get by themselves, so one needs to have a little empathy for that.
The point is, if you DON’T ASK you will never get ANY donations. So ask, and leave it at that. Don’t expect people to give, because they don’t owe you or your cause anything. What they give will be straight from the heart and you need to respect that and show appreciation.
I share this infographic I found, showing you the ‘secrets’ of asking in the right way to get donors interested in your cause.