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Quick Tip Tuesday: Dealing With Rejection During a Fundraiser

January 19, 2021

Hey, gang! I wanted to do a quick tip on this Tuesday about rejection during a fundraiser.

You're doing it virtually, messages back and forth. People say no and they don't respond. or you're in person and you've got the order form and someone says, "No I'm not intersested, thank you."

It can be scary, right?

Trust me, I know and that's why I've got 3 tips for you on how to deal with this rejection during a fundraiser!

Tip #1: Don't take it personally!

You never know what's going on. It may be a bad day, they're really tight on money, they may have had a bill come in that you didn't know. So even the people that you think are a no-brainer that they'll buy from you, don't let it bug you. Don't let it get your day down, it's just one!

Tip #2: It's a numbers game

The more people you present this to, the more people you try to sell to, the more are going to say yes. Simply put: If you only reach out, whether it be virtually through social media, email, text, or if you are in a face to face setting, or both... the more reps you get, just like anything else- working out for example: the more reps you get, the better off you are. In this case, it's the same way.

Get it in front of more people, you put it in front of 10 you're only going to get so many to say yes. You put it in from of 100, same percentage say yes... you've got a LOT more sales, a lot more profit for your team!

Tip #3: Ask for referrals

Ask if they know anyone who may be interested in your fundraiser! So when we're tying this back to tip #1, we're not taking things personally, it may just be a bad week, they may be under some financial pressure. It has nothing to do with you or the fundraiser itself. So when they say no, ask them: "Do you know anyone else who may be interested?"

Let's be real: it's laundry detergent, and everyone they know washes their clothes! So their answer to this question will give you a good indication if you're just pestering them and they don't ever want you to come back, which is good intel. Or, if it may be one of those other situations that they don't want to talk about and it's really none of your business anyway.

But this way, you get someone who may be able to reach out to a few other people that you can follow up on! Back to #2... the more you do that, the more you ask, the more opportunity you get, the more sales you get, the more profit you get for your team or organization.

So I hope these three tips help you on this Tuesday on how to take the rejection during a fundraiser!

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