Team Vegan’s current leading fundraiser, Kellie C, has agreed to offer up some of her best fundraising tips. Only 13 days into Team Vegan 2010, Kellie has gotten $1305 for Vegan Outreach’s work!
Here are some of her tips – we’ll share more later.
Start with your inner circle and work your way out - first contact close friends, then social friends, then acquaintances, then people you used to work with, etc.
Be sure to remind people that all donations are matched, dollar-for-dollar!
Ask for a donation as an early holiday or birthday present.
Ask people/groups that may not be vegan but have a general love for animals (i.e. Rescue groups, wildlife groups). Even if they don’t donate, they might look at Vegan Outreach’s website.
Ask your mom and dad's friends - they can't say no to someone’s child!
Use social networking - facebook, myspace, favorite message boards. Don’t just ask friends on those sites, but post messages to groups you belong to (meetups, facebook groups, etc)
Write up an e-mail about your fundraising campaign and ask your friends and acquaintances to forward it to people they think would be interested.
When asking non-vegans for donations, emphasize why Vegan Outreach is special. Sometimes non-vegans get hostile or intimidated by animal rights organizations, so I like to emphasize Vegan Outreach’s friendly, non-abrasive, well-researched approach to education. You can show them the booklets Compassionate Choices and/or Even If You Like Meat.
As always, please contact us (veganoutreach (at)gmail (dot) com or anne (at) veganoutreach (dot) org) with any questions or comments.
Thank you so much for your dedication to making a better world for everyone!!