Why aren't very many people giving to your fundraising efforts?
Maybe, as Hands-On Fundraising, put is, You just haven't earned it yet, baby.
How do you earn it? For a start, do these things?
- Put your donor in the spotlight (stop talking about yourself!)
- Focus on what's in it for your donor ("we need money" is not a reason for the donor to give)
- Mind your manners and show some love (say "thank you" -- often, and with feeling)
- Don't ignore her (find ways to get her opinion -- and listen to it)
Fundraising is relationship-building. It really works better when you do it that way.