Invite Customer Donations
How can inviting customer donations help grow a business?
Today, I share a tip for growing your business through supporting charities and social causes by inviting your customers to make a donation when they are making a purchase.
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There are a few ways in which you can invite your customers to make a donation to a cause which you support.
- Have a donation box at your checkout, reception area, trade shows, events etc.
- Ask people paying by card to add a donation to their payment, if you have the technology to do so
Again, it is possible to ask people to add a donation at the checkout when paying for goods and services online. This is something you may have seen when shopping on Amazon.
- On an invoice
When invoicing for goods or services, you can state at the bottom of your invoice that you are raising funds for a particular cause close to your heart. You invite your customers to pay an extra amount on top of what they have been invoiced, and you will find that often people pay it.
If you are comfortable asking customers to donate in this way, it can be a highly effective way of raising money for a cause close to you.
I hope this has shown you how you can invite your customers to make a donation to a charitable cause. I give more tips for growing a business by supporting causes in my Give-to-Profit Blog and my Give-to-Profit Book.
I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts – please do share your comments and questions below.
Often described as one of the most authentic and inspiring souls you can meet, Alisoun is on a mission to empower business owners and entrepreneurs to grow fulfilling profitable businesses that make a difference in the world.
Alisoun’s keynote talks, training, mentoring, and best-selling books Give-to-Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities and Social Causes and Heartatude: The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success have favorably changed the good fortune of thousands of people worldwide. She loves doing humanitarian work, fundraising and living by the beach in Scotland.
Alisoun is also the founder of The Heartabiz Hub a business training academy and has written the following free ebooks:
- 52 Ways to Raise Funds for Charities and Social Causes Through Your Business (click here)
- 101 Ways To Attract Great Clients, With Heart, Integrity & Social Impact (click here)
- The 9 Secrets to Signing Up Clients Without Selling (click here)
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