I'm posing this question to my other groups as well, so if you have given your opinion, please don't mind me. I consider Care2 to be a different kind of community, where people supporting causes can also support eachother and be open-minded...so, let me know what you think.
I am with a platform supporting Green Living & Personal Wellness. We reach people globally, through the internet , by providing free resources. All of our activities are privately funded, so we turn to our supporters (those who use our resources) and local communities for that funding. Going about that can be challenging, because it seems that people aren't receptive to the subject of contributions, whether it is through email, SMS, or phone calls. Is canvassing a better alternative? And, if you have an opinion, what are your views on fundraising?
We have experimented with all of the above- in various states- with similar and very moderate results. Then there's Care2. What draws many people here is sharing their cause & what they are working with. Yet, many groups and people here find it distasteful to directly mention your organization and what you're trying to accomplish. How can we support eachother, if we're not open to directly discussing our specific organizations, without criticism and even being banned from groups?
I personally do not like to ask for donations in any of my groups on care2,I feel that they have a place,but I am on care2 to sign petitions,network for animals and that sort of thing.
If that is what some people want to do,I have no problem with that,they can make their own groups to do so in.