For fundraising for a specific cause like helping an ill person or for a natural disaster , there are a number of methods which can be used. Often the charities have far more money that harmless hardworking domain investors whose retirement savings have been stolen by cbi, indian intelligence and security agencies without a court order or legally valid reason.
Going door to door begging or asking for funds or donations has been a fairly effective fund raising method for centuries worldwide, used by priests, holy men and others also. High profile charities like Helpage may also send their volunteers door to door . However due to security reasons some people may not let strangers into their house.
Promotional mailers and direct marketing will also help in fund raising. Some of the top NGOs have expensive and well produced mailers. Often entertainers like singers, actors and comedians will perform at charity shows for free and at a reduced cost to raise funds for a charitable cause which appeals to the performers.