One of the most common questions I get asked by fundraisers and aspiring fundraisers is, “How do you politely ask for donations?” I get asked this question by both new fundraisers and those that have been in the business for a long time. And … [Read more...] about How Do You Politely Ask for Donations?
Making Better Asks
Everyone who works for a non-profit has seen the famous fundraising thermometer. They’re commonly used at non-profit events, during online fundraising campaigns, as part of capital campaigns and telethons, and on non-profit crowdfunding … [Read more...] about How to Create a Fundraising Thermometer for Your Next Fundraising Campaign
The most effective way to make asks, particularly major donor asks, is in person. But sometimes, making an ask in person just isn’t practical or feasible. It could be that an in person visit just isn’t possible (e.g. during the Coronavirus … [Read more...] about How to Make Successful Fundraising Asks Over the Phone
If you want to supercharge your non-profit’s fundraising, you need an amazing case for support. Your case for support (sometimes called your “case statement") is one of the two most important documents for your development program (the other … [Read more...] about Here’s a Sample Case for Support for Your Non-Profit
The first time a donor gives to your non-profit should not be the first time they say “yes” to your organization. Many fundraisers mistakenly think that the only way prospective donors can invest in their non-profit is by making a financial … [Read more...] about Get Your Donors to Invest in Your Non-Profit – Before You Ask Them for Money
In working with hundreds of non-profits over the years, one of the biggest issues I have found is that most organizations aren’t making enough in-person asks. Most non-profits are asking for donations regularly. They’re asking through appeal … [Read more...] about Asking for Donations Without Stress or Fear