Your important work requires philanthropic support. Philanthropists are people who support important work.
The only thing holding those philanthropists back from making a significant contribution to your work is that someone (YOU) failed to make the invitation.Continue reading
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 anxiety30Continue reading
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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