Episode 5: Fundraising for Your Cause Part 1
In Episode 5 of the What Would Alice Paul Do? Podcast, we discuss fundraising in the League of Women Voters in this first part of a two-part series, and we share an activist alert and a book recommendation.
LEAGUE LINGO MOMENT
What is LWV Council?
Two representatives from each state League were invited to attend National Council in June 2017. The work of the 2017 council was to help refine the “blueprint” for the League’s organization-wide transformation to strengthen the League of Women Voters’ role in the American elections process by 2020. Read more on LWV.org.
DEEDS NOT WORDS SEGMENT: Fundraising Overview
- Giving USA Report for 2017. See more in this infographic.
- We discuss the Fundraising Pyramid: Occasional Gifts, Annual Gifts, Major Gifts, Planned Gifts
- The Art of the Ask: It can feel difficult to make the ask, but having a plan helps ease anxiety.
- We talk about Board Giving. If you serve on a nonprofit board, including the League of Women Voters, give a gift that is meaningful for you. When asked to join a board, be sure to ask what is expected of you in terms of board giving.
- Fundraising is Relationship-Building. It can feel easier to ask corporations and foundations for money because it is transactional. But time needs to be spent cultivating relationships.
- When you ask someone to give, you are inviting them to invest their money to making a difference with League of Women Voters.
- Consider giving to your local, state or national League of Women Voters. LWVUS has a monthly giving program, Partners in Democracy. Find out more here.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals - The Donors Bill of Rights
- Do You Hate Asking for Money? Here’s a New Way to Look at Fundraising.
- Fundraising 101 – The League Way
- The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources by Lynne Twist. Visit the book's website.
- Let us know your book recommendations for fundraising. Email us!
- Senate Reveals Nasty Health Care Bill.
- Call Capitol Switch Board (202) 224-3121 (save in your cell phone!) and tell your Senators that the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 is not worthy of this great nation.
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