Plan International USA actively solicits financial donations through our Face-to-Face fundraising program in several cities throughout the United States. Locations change frequently.
What to Expect
You may encounter Plan’s Face-to-Face fundraisers on busy streets, at your local mall, or going door-to-door in your neighborhood.
When fundraising on the street, team members work within eye distance of one another. When fundraising door-to-door, teams split to work opposite sides of the street but should be on the same block. Team members will approach the public to discuss Plan programs and services and request monthly, recurring donations by credit or debit card. Team members use smart phones to collect donor information and process your contribution immediately.
When you sign up as a monthly donor with a Plan Face-to-Face fundraiser, you will be asked to provide personal information and credit card details to allow for automatic monthly donations. You will then receive a thank you email and a comprehensive welcome kit with additional information on your sponsored child, as well as regular email updates about how your support is helping children around the world. You may unsubscribe or change your email preferences at any time – just look for the link that appears at the bottom of every email.
Fundraising Teams Locations
Currently, Plan has both active street and door-to-door teams. Our street teams are located in:
- Boston, MA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Oakland, CA
- San Francisco, CA
Our door-to-door teams are located in:
- Los Angeles, CA
- Boston, MA
Face-to-Face and Other Forms of Fundraising
Face-to-Face is effective because we can speak to more people, rather than relying on an advertisement or letter to prompt a response to donate to the organization. We can answer questions as they arise and help the public to understand the need and urgency of their support.
All fundraising methods cost money, regardless of the medium. Face-to-Face costs are relative to the amount of support that we receive. With other methods of fundraising the expenses are generally fixed. In that sense, Face-to-Face is a responsible and highly effective method in which Plan invests.
Many charities use multiple methods of fundraising to make up an overall strategy, and Plan is no different. At our U.S. Office, we raise funds through the following methods:
- Direct Mail
- Telephone Solicitation Marketing
- Internet and Emails
- Corporate Support
- Grant Funding
How to Identify a Fundraiser from Plan International USA
Fundraisers who are working on behalf of Plan are noncommissioned. They can be identified by:
- A pink vest with the Plan logo prominently displayed
- An ID card (carried on person) with their name, photograph, and contact information for both Plan and our fundraising partner
- The use of binder or clipboard containing Plan fact sheets
Is My Information Confidential?
Yes, all financial data is confidential. Our fundraising partners and Plan are both compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations for financial data security and meet industry regulations related to Face-to-Face fundraising.
How Can I Make a Change to My Face-to-Face Donation?
You may make changes to your account by visiting www.planusa.org/myplan or by calling 800-556-7918 to speak with a member of our Donor Loyalty team. If you have any questions regarding a fundraiser, please call Plan directly at 800-556-7918.