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The Rules & Ethics of Street Fundraising

Street fundraising or face-to-face fundraising for NGOs in India is still a fairly new concept. The sheer number of working adults make India a fertile  ground for your non-profit organisation to attract prospective supporters for your cause. But before you start recruiting trained street fundraising professionals, there are a few rules you should remember as an NGO in India carrying out ethical fundrasing on the streets.   Labour Laws While there aren’t many laws that lay out guidlines for charities to

A Changemaker Is Born: From The Diary Of A Fundraiser

“No matter how hard you try to plan your life, life has its own plan for you.”   Hi, I’m Shweta. A graduate in computer science and post graduate in Computer Applications. It all started with the opportunity where I got to represent Greenpeace India as a face to face fundraiser. Though I was looking for an IT job as I’ve previously worked as a Java Developer and Database Administrator & this job was something I’d never think of doing in

Get Noticed: Ace Street Fundraising in India

For NGOs, street fundraising is one of the most personal charity fundraising ideas. Interacting with potential donors is a crucial aspect of face to face fundraising. As an NGO in India, street fundraising can generate a significant share of donations provided it is implemented effectively. At Direct Dialogue Initiatives India, we take pride in offering end-to-end professional services to your NGO. Our trained street fundraising professionals are adept at attracting one-time and regular donations from the general public. With its large

6 Tips to Ace Face to Face Fundraising

Street fundraising requires a dedicated team of trained professionals who understand your NGO’S cause and are able to persuade potential donors on your behalf. At DDII, our street or face to face fundraisers undergo an intensive on the job training sessions that include mock classroom, role play and before they meet our supporters. However, there’s nothing better than practical experience for a fundraising professional to be more effective. Here are six tips to nurture effective face to face fundraisers: Knowing Who

From The Diary of an Outreach Officer

It is said that the seed defines the fruit and I’ve always felt this is apt in my profession. From a young age, I was able to witness how civil society organisations work for the wellbeing of society and the environment as a whole. I was looking for a work opportunity in Sustainable Development and Environment conservation when I came across a fundraising opportunity for Greenpeace India. In my role as an Outreach Officer with DDII, I work with diverse corporate

Effective Direct Dialogue Fundraising for Your NGO

In the world of fundraising for NGOs, there are few tactics that connect with prospective donors as effectively as Face-to-face Fundraising does. Also known as Street Fundraising or direct dialogue fundraising, this tactic is designed to engage with a large prospective audience, yet it proves to be cost-effective in the long-term. Charity fundraising organisations in India often make use of professional teams, who stand at busy public spaces such as bus stops, markets and private venues, in an effort to attract

Street Fundraising: A Charity’s Bread and Butter

India is a diverse economy fuelled by a blooming population of young working professionals and traditional businesses. Barring the remote Himalayan states, there’s no lack of people on India’s streets, especially in its metros. Such a situation makes street fundraising a highly feasible option for charitable organisations looking to raise funds through direct communication with potential donors. You’ve probably been approached by face-to-face fundraisers (often young people) to contribute towards a social cause at some point in your life. Perhaps it

Fundraising Tips For Small NGOs

Fundraising for NGOs is essential at one stage or another, but for small NGOs, it can prove to be one of the most challenging aspects. In order to not only manage programmes but more importantly run your organisation, a constant influx of donations is key. Here are a few tactical tips for small NGOs to kick-off fundraising.   Understand Your Organisation Every NGO has different goals and your fundraising needs will vastly differ according to what you hope to achieve. Map

The Only Fundraising Stories You’ll Ever Need

Our brains are hardwired to readily accept stories. They help us discern right from wrong and trigger the emotional centres of our brain. It’s very important to understand this because to convert a prospect to a financial donor, the information and stories you share must have an equal mix of facts and emotions. Whatever fundraising channel you may choose, be it email, snail mail, digital media or even radio; stories matter. Thought-provoking and authentic stories evoke emotions and emotions help us

Why Donors Need You To Go Digital

In today’s world, for any organisation to not only thrive but quite literally survive, it’s absolutely crucial to master digital fundraising for NGOs. If you’re wondering why, it’s because whether your audience is over 60 years or closer to 25, everyone is online. The average individual owns at least five social accounts and spends almost 2 hours browsing them daily. If you don’t connect with your donor audience where they are, it’s likely you won’t connect with them at all, let