Being approached by someone who is asking for “just a moment of your time” while you’re walking down the sidewalk is always very off-putting. Most people will just continue walking. This is not because they don’t care, but rather because they are sick of being asked for money.
However, monetary donations, especially recurring ones (monthly, for example), are the only fuel for membership organizations such as GlobalSolutions.org. There are many factors that go into making non-profit organizations successful, and much of it comes from members and donors investing in it. The reason that largely successful membership NGOs got to be as big as they are is due to support of the people.
At GlobalSolutions.org, we greatly appreciate any and all donation amounts we receive, and we use that to further the interests and values of globally minded Americans. Donations allow us to host events, like our 2014 Annual Conference that brings together members to lobby and build our global voices. Contributions support the release of reports, such as Birth of a Big Lie, which exposed misinformation used to block the Disability Treaty. Further, they help us hold meetings with like-minded political advocates that share our vision, such as meetings of treaty proponents to support our Stop the War on International Law campaign.