The subject drives me crazy. I lose sleep over it.
Your timely gifts have been priceless to STA.
This Blog is a Thank You to our Donors to Straight Ahead Outreach-Taking Back Your Life Inc. (STA)
I cringe when i think about raising funds or asking you all for funds.
It is the main and only aspect of this work we do that i simply do not care for.
Yet, i realize it is something i have to do.
What i seek to do today by this blog is to tell each and everyone of you that i/we at STA really completely appreciate your donations. The words “Thank You” simply do not say enough. Seriously.
When we get a donation i typically send out an email as soon as possible, within 48 hours. Then i will typically also send an ecard from our personal Blue Mountain account. It all just never seems to be enough to me. At times i will also make a Thank You phone call. I never seem to know when it is appropriate to call a donor. At times i know a donor just wants to be that, simply a donor and doesn’t really want any communication or connection personally with the orgs staff. Other times i know the donor pretty well and our relationship is very deep.
All of it keeps me up at night. The asking for monies, the Thank You’s and if i thanked everyone on time, did them properly, didn’t forget anyone and if the donor believed, really believed i was sincere. THAT makes me lose sleep like crazy. Seriously.
I do not ever want a donor to feel unappreciated. It would horrify me if they ever felt like they were an ATM to our organization. I read those articles all the time on the web about how donors feel that way at times.
One thing i would like you all to know….The best way i believe i can truly Thank You is to use your donation gifts wisely in working my tail off helping those in need and the community. This i can guarantee you.
*** Simply and sincerely stated, I, Lance Greene, Founder and Pat Mishler, V.P. of Straight Ahead Outreach-Taking Back Your Life Inc. an IRS registered 501c3 Nonprofit Public Charity….want to say this……..
From the depths of our very Souls…In Jesus’s name and He as our Witness…
We THANK YOU our STA donors……
Without YOU, i, we, STA could not do what it does for the communities we assist. I, we, STA knows that.
We value YOU! It’s not fluff or anything like that. It is literal appreciation.
Thank You ALL.