Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ideas for Generating Donations

Does the thought of raising money have you overwhelmed? Did you set a goal that seems unattainable? Try taking it one day at a time. In 10 days you can raise $1,000. Here is how you can do it.

*Day 1: Start by making a personal contribution to your ride efforts for $50.

Day 2: Ask 2 of your family members to contribute $50 each.

Day 3: Ask 10 friends to contribute $20 each.

Day 4: Ask 5 co-workers to contribute $20 each.

Day 5: Ask 5 neighbors to contribute $20 each.

Day 6: Ask 10 people at your place of worship to contribute $10 each.

Day 7: Ask your company for a $50 contribution and find out if the company will match what you raise-dollar for dollar.

Day 8: Ask 5 companies that your business works with to contribute $50 each.

Day 9: Ask 4 businesses that you frequent personally to contribute $25 each.

Day 10: Share your success with a friend! Your grand total will be $1000!

Feel free to modify our suggestions to best fit you and your goals. You will be surprised at the results when you set attainable goals for yourself each day.

**Don’t forget to tell everyone their pledge is tax deductible!

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