Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fundraising Tidbit

In these tough economic times, many free clinic ED's will think "I shouldn't be asking people for money with times so tough." This is exactly the OPPOSITE thing you should be doing. All over the news are stories about tough times - awareness of the plight of the homeless, the UNINSURED, the hungry is very high.

You should make a concerted effort to continue and ramp up your fundraising efforts. If people can't give, they won't, but they will not be offended if you ask them anyways.

The major source of your funding MUST be individual donors, your local community. Don't lose that as your long-term focus...

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