Five Reasons for Fundraising Failures

Written by David Westbrook

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Removingrepparttar fun from fundraisers can be a crucial mistake. Fundraisers are most successful when they attract repeat donors. These individuals are more likely to donate at higher levels and invite others who are willing to dorepparttar 150953 same. Keeping a donor coming back is oftenrepparttar 150954 result of making sure that they have a good time. Outward Bound which puts on a black tie and tennis shoe annual dinner, sets up ropes courses and climbing walls and has a high number of returning donors year after year. Over and over planning for fund raising events is left torepparttar 150955 last minute. Invitations don’t go out in time for individuals to make plans to attend; auction items aren’t secured in time for a sneak preview inrepparttar 150956 form of a letter or program; and special guests inrepparttar 150957 form of important legislators or other persons of honor are not asked far in advance making it impossible for them to fitrepparttar 150958 event into their schedules. One ofrepparttar 150959 most frequent mistakes made in fundraising letters and at fund raising events isrepparttar 150960 failure to “makerepparttar 150961 ask.” All to come inrepparttar 150962 fund development field isrepparttar 150963 direct appeal letter that lacksrepparttar 150964 direct appeal. Yes, it’s important to explainrepparttar 150965 mission, give a heart warming story about howrepparttar 150966 organization has impactedrepparttar 150967 life of a client, but most important is stating in no uncertain terms what is wanted fromrepparttar 150968 reader. The same is true for an annual fund raising dinner. Success is dependant on not being shy, “We need you to donate today.” The most important thing to keep in mind about fundraising failures is that they are preventable. If organizations know whererepparttar 150969 pitfalls lie, plan carefully, and work diligently to meetrepparttar 150970 needs of donors every fundraiser can be a success.

David Westbrook is a freelance writer living in Portland Oregon. For more information on fundraising, see and

Internet Payday Loans: Tricks And Tips

Written by Joel Walsh

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• Long-term short-term loans. Payday loans are meant to be short term--a couple of weeks at most. But many lenders will be only too happy to let you stretch out your loan's payback date, since it means they can keep charging interest. Make sure you know exactly how much a late repayment will cost you before accepting this kind of arrangement.

Beating Online Payday Loan Lenders at Their Own Game: Tips

• Take advantage of no-interest payday loans for new customers, just as long as you are absolutely sure you can pay them back on time or they'll go from free to expensive. After all,repparttar biggest risk for any kind of cash advances arerepparttar 150929 enormous fees if you don’t pay on time. If you can avoid paying interest, your problems are mostly solved.

• Make sure your online payday cash advance or loan lender is legit. Check to see whetherrepparttar 150930 lender is a member ofrepparttar 150931 Better Business Bureau--the site will displayrepparttar 150932 logo prominently ifrepparttar 150933 business is a member.

• Before you get your payday advance, create a quick budget for how you are going to payrepparttar 150934 loan when it is due. Take into account any additional bills or expenses that will come up between now and payback day—and between payback day and your next pay check.

• Markrepparttar 150935 payback due date on your calendar, your computer at home, your computer at work, your cellphone, your refrigerator magnets--you getrepparttar 150936 idea. Online payday loans only become risky and expensive when you don't pay on time.

• Compare lenders' annual interest rates and fees. Make sure you knowrepparttar 150937 exact cost of repayingrepparttar 150938 loan so you can make an accurate comparison.

You have to do your research if you want to get a good payday loan, but thanks torepparttar 150939 internet, that's one part of payday loans that's actually easy.

Joel Walsh is a regular contributor to Read his other articles, with even more secrets on getting a good payday loan online: [HTML publication requirement: use "payday loan online" as the anchor text/visible link text for the URL:]

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