Major Donor Relations Dilemma

Hi, this is Isaac and I work as a crowdfunding coach at really enjoy my work because I am able to assist so many wonderful people to raise money for so many important causes. Lately, I have been even more impressed at how courageous these leaders are for being able to have such resilience during such difficult times. Donor relations can be very tricky at these uncertain times.

Recently one of our Nonprofits that we mentor crowdfunding for came to us with a major dilemma. Over the last six months, donations have fallen to below half of our annual income. We have had to cut down paid staff in half and even are contemplating relocating to a less expensive location. We have had hard times in the past and somehow we have always found a way to get through it.

This year is different you see, we just found out that our wealthiest philanthropist Charles who single-handedly carried a heavy burden of the annual budget on his shoulders has just filed for bankruptcy due to COVID 19. Over the years Charles has really become a friend and a partner of the organization. Our issue is that as a way to say Thank you to Charles each year our organization spends a lot of time and effort in hosting his massive Birthday Party that he truly deserves.

His birthday is literally around the corner. Charles has already mentioned to us several times not even to think about a party this year. As difficult things have been for us he must be dealing with so much pain and anxiety. It is so important for him to understand that his friendship means much more than his donor relationship.
What do we do this year with Charles’s annual Birthday Party?

Which option is best for Donor Relations?

Option A.

Postpone the very much needed crowdfunding project with and focus on the birthday party.

Option B.
Explain to Charles how much he is important to us however this year we need to be fully focused on our crowdfunding campaign in order for us to keep the lights on.

Option C.

Make Charles the head of the crowdfunding campaign. Convincing him to be a leader again will be the biggest Birthday gift we can give him and when we reach our goal the birthday celebration will be one that he will never forget!

Please comment and let me know what you think should be done.

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Here at YouHelp we have many different types of crowdfunding campaigns going on at any given time – in fact; it’s our job. From Global Warming and Climate Change initiatives to Leukemia Research and even sending the underprivileged to college – we deal in it ALL. If you want to start a crowdfunding campaign of your own – YouHelp is the place for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! No matter how big or small. No matter how wild, witty or fun. Today we want to discuss our more creative and ambitious side of crowdfunding campaigns and ideas that just came across our desk and into our fundraising cross hairs. In this blog we would like to highlight a few of the folks coloring outside the lines of the norm, the fun, the noteworthy and of course the unique. So here goes…

The Artist Formerly Known As….

Help crowdfund the life size statue of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Life Size Statue of Prince Rogers Nelson

Total Amount of Donations Needed: $12,000

$28,000 has already been raised toward the $40,000 total. For this amazing initiative any donation; or as much as you wish to donate will help us achieve the goal. No amount is too small or definitely too large… Read More

This is NOT a misprint and your eyes are NOT deceiving you. If you’re anywhere in the Henderson, MN area then your donation could most definitely award you the privilege and the eye candy of a life-size bronze statue of Mr. Purple Rain himself – The Artist Formerly Known As…Your favorite and mine…aka Prince.

Be some of the first donors to bring this dream to life for the good people of Henderson, MN and the campaign manager Kitty Hopkins. To learn more about Kitty Hopkins, the Prince Legacy Henderson Project or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – CLICK HERE.

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Help to restore the historic Thomas the Train prop - the Magic Lady

Help Restore Historic Thomas the Train Prop – The Magic Lady!

Total Amount of Donations Needed: $30,000
$350 of the $30,000 has already been raised for this amazing campaign.
In December 2017, a large scale wooden train prop was utilized in the 2000 feature film Thomas the Magic Railroad. Following this, our organization refocused our mission from being a fan driven movement for an unreleased version of Thomas and the Magic Railroad to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization educating the public about the vast history of railway representation in media…Read More.

Lights, Camera, Color – Thomas Train Prop Everyone! Now is your chance to bring this American icon back to life and restore the Magic Lady back to her former glory for EVERYONE to enjoy alike. You don’t need to be a Thomas the Train fan to love this piece of history. This is definitely eye candy for ALL to enjoy! Don’t pass up the chance to donate to this crowdfund and participate and support this amazing piece of art and history!

You can bring this dream to life for the good people of the area and the campaign manager Eric Scherer. To learn more about Eric Scherer, the Restore the Magic Lady Prop or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – Click Here.

Be sure to visit both of the campaigns and get donating. These are worthy campaigns for anyone out there who’s ever had a dream they wanted to see come to life. Be a part of history in the making and the restoration of history which has already been made.

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