Asking a volunteer to donate?

"But she's a great volunteer.

What if she gets offended if we ask her to donate more than she already gives with her time?

She gives so much already."

Have you heard yourself saying this? Or perhaps you don't utter the words...but you think them when you are faced with the opportunity to ask a trusted and familiar volunteer to donate something other than their time.

But folks! Think about it! This person or group gives time...a hot commodity in most peoples minds and lives...is giving it to your organization. Instead of going to a movie or to a sporting event or watching television or surfin the 'net...they are doing their part in helping a cause. So...if they are willing and committed to give one important piece of their life (time) to your organization...what makes you think they won't give in other ways (money or goods).

According to a recent Independent study: American households with a volunteer contribute more than three times as much to charity than households who don’t volunteer.

Three times.

My challenge to you: over the course of this quarter, personally ask every one of your volunteers to contribute to your organization in an additional manner.

If you need help with ways to broach the subject or the best way to word the ask, your Alpha Dog team can give you great examples. Remember, we're here for ya.

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