Your nonprofit is growing. You’ve outgrown your space, and you’re ready for your first capital campaign! It’s a big deal! Certainly not something to be taken lightly. You see, raising money for bricks and mortar is different than fundraising for ongoing operations. You need a different approach so you can successfully raise the money
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Building your storytelling muscle to craft donor engaging, money raising stories – takes repetition and support.
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Do you worry about the answer to “How much to ask for?” If the answer to this question keeps you from asking for more contributions consider this:
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What should I say to get Ms. Kent to make a bigger contribution?
How do I ask for more money?
What will move the Gibson’s up the donor pyramid?
Yikes. These questions make me uncomfortable.
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I got this question recently and it’s a good one. It’s a multi-layered question, really. On the surface is “how do I ask for money from strangers and get it?” Underneath it, there’s more. I haven’t met anyone in fundraising who LIKES cold-calling, so I sense stirrings of discomfort and anxiety30
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It might sound too simplistic, but it’s true. When asking for a major gift for your nonprofit: Only ask the people you know want to say yes.
By making this your practice you’ll naturally spend your time focused on getting to know who IS ready to say yes.
While it’s ideal to have your prospect ask YOU, “How can I help?” or “What else do you need?” they can only do that when you spend time with them.
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I talk a lot about ways to raise money and not have to ask for the gift. . . but please don’t get me wrong. . . there ARE times it’s important to make the “ask.” Asking for the gift is part or all of your work if you have the position of: Executive Director […]
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