Throughout the year, non-profit organizations make a call to the public to fundraise for the cause that they are dedicated to supporting. From donors who have experienced a similar hardship to new supporters who have recently learned more about what the organization supports, philanthropy follows a similar process. While this can lead to increased funding from more donors, there are a few tips to remember when pitching your organization to both current and prospective donors.
Be Careful About What Causes You Support
There are countless reasons that a person or group could open a non-profit organization, but one of the most important reasons lies within how the organization utilizes its funding to help the cause. In other words, researching the organization and what they do could help you determine where to donate your money. For example, if you want to support an animal foundation, but found that an organization engages in things that you do not agree with, you can keep looking for one that better aligns with you.
Make Sure Your Donation Goes To The Right Place
In today’s world, there are opportunities to donate to organizations throughout the day. From getting a donation request while checking out from the grocery store, to have the option to may recurring donations online, there are numerous ways that organizations have asked for money. One of the disadvantages of this approach is the risk of not always knowing where exactly your donation is being used. For example, a person may want to donate to an animal foundation to specifically help reduce underground dog fighting. Depending on the size and the type of donation, the donor may not be able to determine where exactly the money gets used. Having a plan in place about where your money will go can only help you save money to use towards a non-profit organization that supports a cause that you care about; it also can ensure that your money is used in the way that you wished.
Now, you may be wondering why we recommend these tips when thinking about giving back. With so many organizations now running across the United States and the world, it can be difficult to determine which one to support. Using tips like these to build your strategy on giving back can help you find both an organization and price-point for donations that you are comfortable with moving forward. Overall, giving back to organizations has proven to be incredibly beneficial, and can continue to grow with the right strategies.
About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business Expert and Philanthropist in Orange County, California. He brings 25 years of professional experience in a wide variety of industries, including law, finance, real estate development, and politics. Throughout the years, Yuri Vanetik has provided ongoing support to a variety of organizations that support the three causes that are most important to him: education, public health, and community stability. He has held board positions for several non-profit organizations, including the Gen Next Foundation, Miracles For Kids, American Red Cross, and International Executive Committee.