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31 Mar

8 Reasons Why People Give

Posted by Linda
Getting ready to walk!

Getting ready to walk!

We bump into each other. You tell me what you’ve been up to, I tell you what I’ve been up to. Then you mention that you’re walking in March for Babies this year. Maybe I want to help out?


Let’s assume I can, and will. Obviously I’m a nice person, but I just may have a couple of other reasons to give you a donation.


1.   I can use the tax deduction, either that or I’m in a hurry

2.   I know you, I like you and I want to help

3.   I am touched by your story and want to help

4.   I want to feel good about myself and you’ve just given me the opportunity

5.   I feel I have a lot to be thankful for and want to give back

6.   I like doing something that could change a baby’s life

7.   I have always given to the March of Dimes – this was an easy sell

8.   I feel connected and want to be a part of this community


If I’m a number 1, take the money and run (okay, thank me first). Number 2-5, you want to treat me right. If I can, I will certainly help you again next year. Number 6-8? This is what you need to find out!


You told me something about yourself, now try to learn something about me. Who knows, you may end up with a new walker and fundraiser on your team. And you can help me find other opportunities to contribute.


Many of you have commented on this blog how donations are great, but people want to help out in other ways, too. Just like you are doing.


Did you shoot for a donor and end up with an active supporter?


8 Reasons Why People Give

Comment by anonymous question — April 13, 2009 @ 11:04 am

Can I make an anonymous donation to my friend’s goal??

8 Reasons Why People Give

Comment by Angela — April 13, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

Yes, you can make an anonymous donation to a March for Babies participant. Make your donation online from your friend’s personal fundraising page and check the “anonymous” box. Another option is to make a regular donation, but not leave a message. This way your friend knows the donation came from you, but your name won’t appear on his/her page for everyone to see.

8 Reasons Why People Give

Comment by Marciene — June 7, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

>They are so cute. I love the creative thngis little boys do. I sure miss having a little boy around the house. My boy is just getting so big. He doesn’t do thngis like that anymore. It’s more like he growls and me if I ask him a question???


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