WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO ASK PEOPLE TO DONATE?
Canvassers should meet with their assigned donors and prospects to personally thank them for their past gift, invite them to make a new or increased gift, answer any questions and reinforce the value of their contribution.
DURING THE VISIT, CANVASSERS SHOULD:
WHAT ARE SOME ICE BREAKERS THAT CAN BE USED TO OPEN THE DISCUSSION?
HOW DO I ENCOURAGE AN UNDECIDED DONOR TO DONATE?
Given that the economy is slowly recovering and program costs are rising, how can I help?
Did you know that if you donate $4 per pay through payroll deduction that you will provide four hours of counseling to a victim of sexual abuse? By donating $5 per pay you could provide resource materials for two educational workshops for children who need them. $4 per pay will provide new school supplies to four children so they can start the school year on a positive note. Even if you cannot afford a lot, every little bit helps.
I work hard to take care of my family. Why should I support the campaign?
Taking care of people close to us is everyone's priority, but a donation to the campaign will build a healthier, safer community in which to live, work and raise your family. Some programs deal with youth violence and work to reduce homelessness; other programs help people with credit problems.
I prefer to support charities that have helped someone I know.
Last year, donations through the campaign funded many programs and organizations – large and small – which offer essential services to our communities. The advantage of giving to the United Way is that you'll be supporting a wide range of social, health and community needs that effect everyone. Every day, donors' dollars are helping people. Chances are that a friend or neighbor has benefited from a donation to the United Way, or other community charities.