Maybe the donor said no because it’s finally a nice day, so they went outside instead.
Maybe the donor said no because their spouse had already recycled the mail that day.
Maybe the donor said no because their taxes were a little higher than expected last month.
Maybe the donor said no because their passions are elsewhere right now.
Maybe the donor said no because they also received an unexpected bill that day.
Maybe the donor said no because they are on vacation and haven’t looked at email in a week.
You already know I’m a big believer in taking extreme responsibility for the success or failure of any piece of fundraising. But I also believe there’s a LOT that’s out of the Fundraiser’s control.
So… pay close attention… but don’t take the “no’s” personally.
2 comments on “Maybe the Donor Said “No” Because…”
We have no idea what is happening in our donors lives.
For Christians this is the most opportune time to pray for them . Often times we will find out that they were going through something personal.
Possibly another donor will step up and give.
Thank you. It’s easy to think, “What did I do wrong?”