When a survivor needs to call someone to be reminded that they are believed and not alone, we are there. When students in Kansas want to learn about consent and ending rape culture, we are there. When a survivor wants to hold their institution accountable for violating their civil right to equal access to education, we are there.
EROC’s very existence depends on donations. Can you be there for us?
Following this month’s events, we’ve had a lot of people ask, “What can I do to help?” We need you now more than ever.
By helping EROC on Giving Tuesday, you give a face to our movement. You remind folks that we all have a part in ending sexual violence — survivor, ally, family, or friend.
What can you do?
We’ve set a goal of raising $10,000 on #GivingTuesday, 11/29. Join our team. Commit to raising $100 just by asking 10 of your friends to make a $10 donation, or better yet, four of your family members to donate $25. You help survivors of sexual violence get the support they need and you make your friends and family feel good. Win-win, we’d say.
We have done the hard work for you. We’ve put together social media posts, emails, and letters for you to use. All you have to do is click “Post.”
With immense gratitude,
Director of Media & Strategic Communications
Step 2: Let your friends know you're an EROC HEro.
On #GivingTuesday, I'll be raising funds for @endrapeoncampus.
Join me or #Donate! bit.ly/EROCGivingTuesday
Step 3: Post. Email. MAKE MOVES.
Some folks are a little anxious about asking people for donations. Here’s the deal: donating to a cause on behalf of a friend isn’t just about the charity, it’s about showing support for that person. People WANT to support you and the issues you care about.
Here are some tips on asking for donations:
1. Make it personal
Again, people are donating to YOU just as much as they are donating to EROC (maybe even more!) Explain what EROC means to you in your posts and messages. Describe why the donations are important for the organization, EROC’s mission, and you.
2. Ask on an individual level
When you need someone to call 911, you don’t just shout “CALL 911!” you point at a person and tell them to do it directly; otherwise, people think someone else will do it and 911 doesn’t get called. Asking for donations is similar -- you have to make the ask TO someone, especially if they care about the cause personally. Your donation rate will go up if you ask people individually -- it shows effort, dedication, and passion. Sending an email to an individual address, writing a personal FB message, or writing a letter are all great ways to reach out individually. You can use a form message and just add something personal to the introduction!
3. Use Email (Here's a sample!)
Email is awesome for donations because people can click RIGHT to the donation link. Be sure that you describe your passion for the cause, include links straight to your donation page, and thank your donors in advance for their consideration.
4. Facebook is better
Unfortunately the twitterverse is a little more donation-averse than good ol’ facebook. Much like the email point, include a link straight to your donation page and explain why EROC is so important to you.
5. Always say “thank you”
It’s the right thing to do. We will thank them too, we promise.