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Fundraising Tips

The number one reason people say they don’t give is because they are not asked. 

Make a personal ask. One-on-one contact is the best way to gain support and provide information so contributors feel great about their decision.

Explain why you give. Share a personal story about why you support Variety.

Educate your donor on how Variety meets the needs of Iowa’s children. Use the information included in this document. Provide them access to Variety’s Community Impact Brochure.

Explain pledge options and ask for a generous contribution. Also, ask your donors if their company will match their gift. This is a great way to double your dollars! Ask your donor to complete their company’s matching gift form or email a completed hard copy of the form to the Variety office.

Thank the individual for considering/making a pledge of support. A simple thank you note goes a long way in making your donor feel appreciated for their contribution.