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pretty much
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My new board membership has been having me hit people up for money *cough*Gome*cough*. It is awkward, I don't really know how to do it correctly...
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My new board membership has been having me hit people up for money *cough*Gome*cough*. It is awkward, I don't really know how to do it correctly...

Holla atcha boy if you need tips.
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My new board membership has been having me hit people up for money *cough*Gome*cough*. It is awkward, I don't really know how to do it correctly...
The Board doesn't provide training, an orientation, or at least tips for successful fundraising?
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The Board doesn't provide training, an orientation, or at least tips for successful fundraising?

Unfortunately not. I don't have enough funds to pay booth for his services. Fucker should be happy that I'm employing him!
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My new board membership has been having me hit people up for money *cough*Gome*cough*. It is awkward, I don't really know how to do it correctly...

I could teach a graduate level course in this. First thing you want to know is: everyone you ask and gives is going to hit you up every single time they latch onto a cause. Second thing is the Pareto principle is in full effect with fund raising so don't waste your time with the Gomey's of the world (no hate) just go straight for the Vox's and that whacky architect that used to post here.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My new board membership has been having me hit people up for money *cough*Gome*cough*. It is awkward, I don't really know how to do it correctly...

what you need to find is a Patron (big fish)... but this might mean you have to wed his ugliest daughter or maybe gay sechs, sometimes playing Polo (the real kind with horses played sometimes in Governors Island and a lot on Long Island.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I could teach a graduate level course in this. First thing you want to know is: everyone you ask and gives is going to hit you up every single time they latch onto a cause.

Well, yes and no. If you're hitting up friends and individual acquaintances, that's certainly true. But depending on where you work, you may be able to lean on vendors and outside professionals (see Douglas's post, above) without having too worry that much about expectations of reciprocity.

pB, does your organization have a Director of Development or some such person (usually "development" will be in the job title)? If they do and that person is any good, they may be able to figure out the most effective/efficient way for you to go about fundraising. (They should be able to, since it's part of their job.) They're often the folks who are supposed to help newbie board members along as well, so they can probably help you with the bio statement.
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Doug, there are significant issues with giving money to unaccredited charities without the proper due diligence. Does your company have a formal policy governing this?

The chief concerns are inadvertently getting sucked into a fraudulent enterprise, money laundering and fronts for terrorism. Yeah, it sounds chickenshit to bring that up in a "hey, so and so died and we're taking up a collection" conversation, but it looks like your client already went there by "registering" as a charity.
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My bus just rear ended a car.

Wtf.

At least an aventador just drove by.

#manhattan

Edit. I just used a hashtag. Fuck me.
Edited by GreenFrog - 3/20/14 at 7:04pm
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Your shitty driving is contagious b
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But Bolt Buses don't have 507 HP frown.gif
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Well, yes and no. If you're hitting up friends and individual acquaintances, that's certainly true. But depending on where you work, you may be able to lean on vendors and outside professionals (see Douglas's post, above) without having too worry that much about expectations of reciprocity.

Oh yeah, agreed about vendors and you raise a good point about vendors. Don't want to get too deeply into my personal experience doing fund raising though.
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But Bolt Buses don't have 507 HP frown.gif

You're right. They only make 435 hp.

But they do have 1650lb-ft of torque at 1050rpm which is pretty good for an inline 6
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