Steps to Collect Legitimate Donations
If it is an event, let the people know its purpose and how they can help achieve it. If you are building a nursing home, let people know about it. Complete information is the only way in which you will have everybody's faith. It is only when you have their faith, will they be willing to contribute.
Make arrangements such as desk or a corner at the event so that people can make donations right away. You can also ask for a contribution over the phone and invite interested parties to the event.
If a person donates, send him a thank you letter. Keep him in loop, it keeps his faith in the organization alive. More so, if donors have contributed financially, they need to be informed about the use of their contribution.