Oregon Faith Report Survey,
A previous Oregon Faith Report survey showed that 38% of Oregonians in the faith community had donated to Haiti relief efforts within the first month. This is an encouraging number. What about the 62% that had not given? Can Oregon ministries improve their fundraising efforts? The results of another Faith Report survey show that the answer is “yes”.
I would donate more to a charity or religious cause if…
When asked about donating more to a charity or church, 48% said the money was going to the right place, 32% if there was less overhead, 12% They allowed credit card or online donations and 8% if they were asked more. These are legitimate and resolvable concerns that many ministries can adapt to if they wish to increase involvement and fundraising.
Below are comments that were left.
– I truly believe in giving where it is needed, the trouble is there are so many in need.
– I need to be made aware of the need or an organization’s ministry work, as I don’t always seek out opportunities to give on a regular basis (although I probably should). I like to be asked to give, but this isn’t to be confused with being harassed by any one organization with non-stop mailings or phone calls.
– I’d like a more direct link between my donation and how the money is used
– If I had more money
– I already contribute substantially
– I have several charities and religious organizations in which I donate, and they seem to be accountable and professional.
– I would give more, if I had more to give. The above are only excuses. We are called to give out of our poverty, not our excess.
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