Why Do We Give?

The reasons donors give to non-profit charities might surprise you. Following are some of the leading responses from contributors, when asked for their motivation. Note that tax consideration is at the bottom of the list! Personal Some donors feel an affinity because of a personal relationship —that of alumni, parent, grandparent, etc. Ownership Probably already involved, this…

J. F. Smith Group’s Philosophy on Fund-Raising

 J.F. Smith Group’s Philosophy on Fund-Raising   Fund-raising is a team effort – It takes every person in the development office working together to achieve your goals and objectives. Formula for Success:  BP + CS x E = S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Basic Principles + Common Sense x Effort = Success) Basic Principle #1 – Always ask for a specific dollar amount.…