By Patti Chang
As I begin my second career as Director of Outreach for the National Federation of the Blind, I am privileged to work to build our movement by focusing on our fundraising. We need funding to help blind people live the lives we want, and we have an obligation to fundraise on behalf of this organization which has so positively impacted so many people.
I thought I would share with you all some tips and tricks. The first tip is to “make the ask.” Many people are uncomfortable asking for money. So, the easiest person to ask is yourself.
Have you donated to the National Federation of the Blind this year? It’s easy. There are lots of ways to give. And, once you have given, you can begin your “ask” by saying something like, “I just gave to the National Federation of the Blind.”