About Collecting Pledges:
  1. If you don’t know a lot of people who are big philanthropists, then think mathematically. A $10 pledge from ten people is as good as a $100 pledge from one.
  2. You don’t have to write a grant proposal for a million dollars here, but at the same time don’t be afraid to aim high! Once people know what you’re doing you’ll find it’s an
  3. incredibly easy sell.
  4. Know your audience, and remember to convey respect for staches and stache wearers at all times. We don’t want to alienate or appear to be disparaging the millions of hardworking men and women who wear mustaches each and every day.
  5. Times are tight for everyone, including for non-profits like Compass House. Try to attend our informational event at Compass House to inform yourself about what they are doing in our community, so that you can assure potential donors of how important their support is.
  6. If you’re not a big talker, write up a letter or sheet with bullet points explaining what you’re doing and what you’re looking for. We’ll help, if you want.
  7. Who to ask: family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, religious community, and of course, random people in bars.
  8. Advise people that their $10 pledge gets them free VIP admission to the Mustache Pageant. That’s a $10 value and then some! If people don’t have cash or check handy, invite them to the Pageant to donate at the door!


Useful documents

Dear Boss letter

Pledge sheet