LOA Friendly Way to Request Help?
Our latest question comes from a couple of readers looking for tips on how to ask for help in a way that doesn’t emphasize the problem.
They’re aware that explaining why they need assistance just reinforces the very conditions they don’t want.
And yet, without having others understand the basis of the request for help, people don’t seem as responsive.
One reader operates a non-profit organization to feed the hungry, and is desperate for financial support.
Another reader asks how to hold an LOA fundraiser. She writes:
I’m trying to raise money for medical needs and I know I’m doing it wrong because I’m coming at it from the “this is all the bad stuff” that a lot of fundraising does.
I want to develop an LOA positive fundraising message that will attract donors but I don’t know how to do that. Everything keeps going back to need and a feeling of desperation and the words reflect that.
Maybe some of you have been in this position before, where explaining why you need someone’s assistance just activates the vibration of disempowerment or problem. How do you manage that situation?
Thanks in advance for any tips you can provide on how a savvy creator can send up a white flag without exacerbating the contrast.