Below is a simple support raising plan to help you get started right away in raising your outreach funds.
TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Create a list of 100 contacts to whom you will send letters. Make sure that you have each contact’s phone number for a follow up call to them and a mailing address for those contacts that you are unable to hand deliver your letter to. A sample contact list can be downloaded below. Additionally, we have prepared a downloadable document to help you brainstorm contacts.
Write a letter based off of the sample provided below and mail it out to your contacts. You may hand deliver your letter to close friends and family members that you commonly interact with in person.
Typically your contacts are ready for follow up 2-3 days after receiving your letter. Follow up may be done via phone call or in person. Remember, if you don’t ask clearly, your contacts won’t give! ACTS giving instructions and a sample phone script are available for download to aid you in doing follow up.
TALK TO YOUR CHURCH
Thank those who give
Sending a simple thank you card to your donors gives them peace of mind that their gift was received and properly allocated. It also gives them confidence that their gift made an impact. Send a Thank You card to every donor, regardless of the size of their gift.