I’m having trouble getting people do donate, what should I do.
Don’t give up. You may have to ask 20 different people to donate, before one says yes. But it is worth it. Donors tend to donate to the same families every year. So each new families added can mean multiple years of scholarship awards.
Here are some more things to consider:
1. Educate yourself and develop talking points you are comfortable with.
Attend one of our training programs. A list of training can be found on the home page of our website. We can’t stress enough how important being educated on this program is.
You should be able to explain how the tax credit program works, what a tax credit is and how donors get their money back when they file their returns.
Common talking points often center around:
- It costs you nothing to donate because it is a tax credit donation.
- The state wants you to participate in this because it saves them money. This is why they expand the program every year.
- You are going to be paying the money to someone, either the state of Arizona or our family – This helps our family.
2. Be intentional.
- Make a list of people you know who are employed in Arizona, and establish a plan to contact them.
3. Making a landing page.
- Send us a digital picture of your child. We will make a landing page that you can use to start conversations with your social contacts. Pictures can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Carry donation forms with you.
- You never know when you will meet someone who can donate. Pre-fill them out as much as you can to make them easy for your donors.
5. Participate in the other programs we offer.
- You will start to receive regular email communications of “tips and tricks” and programs that have been successful. The more you can participate in these programs, the more funds will be available for scholarships.
6. We are here to help.
Most of our staff are parents with kids in private schools who are now experiencing success in receiving donations. We have been in your shoes and we are here to help. Call us before you get frustrated, and lets talk things through.