lucky. growing up very very poor had the peculiar effect of causing me a
great deal of squeemishness in asking for handouts/donations. even after
years of doing this i am not comfortable with that particularly important part
of community gardening.
only protocols i would suggest are that when you write thank-you letters,
assuming that you are a legal 501(c)3 charitable organization, you do not assign
value to in-kind donations and that you include a contractual sentence declaring
that you will not trade, barter or sell donated items and services (unless you
specifically solicit goods for a silent auction or some such
Stoopid qwestion. But here goes:
When soliciting for donations of time, materials or labor, do you have a
specific approach, with a letter, or a something? How do you thank your
donors? Follow up letter for tax purposes? I am not shy about the literal
asking, just wondering if there's a formula anyone uses that is good
bookkeeping and good community relations.
My project is to get some pizzas
or something dinnerlike donated for our 4 meetings in April. (Amongst the
growing list of other stuff we need/want.) Then we dive in.
Also, I am
looking for Northern CA CG's we can visit to eyeball operations, design, etc
as we get to out nitty gritty planning sessions. Anyone wanna meet? Perhaps we
need a CA CG organization?? --Soleil Tranquilli
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