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2014 Ultimate Donation List

10 years 2 weeks ago #165516 by fundraiser mom
Replied by fundraiser mom on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Courtney - I use in-peron visits, fax, email, phone calls and regular mail - it depends on who I'm trying to contact, if they prefer one mode over another and what contact information is available. It's too expensive to mail everyone a letter. Plus for really local businesses, it's good to stop in, in person. Some organizations have a required way to contact them.

Marie MD- for church fundraisers suggest local businesses and contacts are the way to go. Many national organizations donate to specific charities but, more importantly, have a list of guidelines for the types of charities they do and do not contribute to. Often, political, religious organizations do not qualify. You can usually look up that information - google the company and donation request, or donation guidelines.
10 years 2 weeks ago #165514 by Susan
Replied by Susan on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
I usually fax or email. Saves a stamp and it seems faster. They often reply back if you need to mail it in and give you the person and address to send it to.
10 years 2 weeks ago #165512 by Courtney
Replied by Courtney on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Do you guys find you have more success when you email or mail the donation requests, if there is no specific donation information on a companies website?
10 years 2 weeks ago #165509 by jrecksiek
Replied by jrecksiek on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Thanks Crusader! Sorry, I didn't see that you had a Never Heard Back from list, I thought they were all just No's! I am definitely going to try a follow up though.
10 years 3 weeks ago #165508 by Crusader
jreck,,, I never heard from anyone on my never heard back from list. I requested all at the beginning of Jan. I did send a follow up email to most of them. It never hurts to try.
10 years 3 weeks ago #165501 by Marie MD
Replied by Marie MD on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Has anyone had success in getting donations for church fundraisers? If so, I'd appreciate more specific help on this, since I know many businesses do not support religious organizations. Were most of the donations from local businesses or were there specific national organizations?
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