What is the best way to reach out to philanthropists for funds?
Posted: Dec 11, 2020
What are philanthropists?
One of the important laws of success is the "Law of giving and receiving" and is totally based on the fact that dynamic exchange. Many high profile people have learned this lesson, choosing to donate their financial resources to many needy communities.
And the people who are always willing to donate their money, skill, talent, and time to others to make a better world are called philanthropists.
Many celebrities, businessmen, and every person who wants to donate came into the category of philanthropist. There are also many philanthropists in India also. Most people don’t know how and where to ask for donations. There are many ways some of them are discussed below:
Donation from an individual person
while asking for the donation with any individual person most important thing to remember, however, is that each donor is unique and must be treated as a person, not a wallet. We have to develop a relationship with and keep your donation request properly in front of him/her.
Donation from any organization/foundations
A philanthropist in India is very much connected with many organizations and foundations. while asking for a donation with the organization, first of all, we will be focusing on developing lang lasting mutual y beneficial relationship with them.
Finding, asking, and maintaining organization donations can be tricky though, especially if you don’t already have existing partnerships
Donation through online channels
There are many online channels where we can ask for a donation. In fact, online giving, like crowdfunding, makes it easy for donors to give instantly to their favorite nonprofits and causes.
Donation through Facebook
Asking for donations on social media is a more casual version of asking for donations via email. It’s a type of mass communication that you can use on a pretty regular basis.
The best possible scenario is using social media to inform followers about your donation page, where they can make a contribution. But even if they don’t give, you’ve at least put your organization’s mission on their newsfeeds.
Donation through email
Appeal letters don’t have to be sent out to each and every donor and prospect in your database. Instead, use your appeal letters as a way to reach out to major gift donors, loyal supporters, and businesses.
Fundraising letters are also a great way to talk up your nonprofit and layout the projects you need help funding. Direct mail fundraising can be used to outline specific donation requests, as well as provide detailed instructions on how the recipient might take the next step to support your cause.
Donation Through mobile
A mobile donation is any contribution made with a smartphone, tablet, or cellphone (including text-to-give, QR codes, and mobile-responsive donation pages). It’s very popular with individual donors and it is personnel.
Donation through volunteer grants
Individual or team volunteer grants are corporate giving programs that monetarily reward the time that volunteers spend at a nonprofit. Once volunteers have reached a certain number of service hours, they can submit a request for a volunteer grant to their employers.
Donation through corporate grantsCorporate grants are lump sums of money that a company or corporate foundation will issue to a nonprofit on an annual or semi-annual basis
This article is written by kalavati kude. The article is about what is a philanthropist and how we can reach up to philanthropists in India.