By Laura Fredricks
A totally revised variation of the must-have source for expanding your nonprofit's backside lineThis completely revised and up to date version of the best-selling booklet The Ask is stuffed with feedback, instructions, and down-to-earth recommendation that would provide the self assurance to invite a person for any measurement present, for any goal. Written in profitable language, packed with pattern dialogues, and providing a wealth of information and instruments, this ebook addresses universal blunders made while asking and exhibits tips to right every one mistake, supplying advice and path on find out how to make a good ask.Offers step by step assistance for studying own solicitation skillsFilled with real-world instruments and methods for elevating funds or supportContains suggestion for overcoming events reminiscent of hesitating to invite for funds and following via at the askWritten for fundraisers from any dimension organizationIncludes info on find out how to observe asking talents to a fundraiser's own pursuits.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of e-book dossier.
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26 The ASK It is important for someone who may support your organization to know the history of your organization; who founded it; how it was founded; the year it was founded; where it was founded; if the organization is still on the original site or if it has moved or expanded; and the progress and growth of the organization as a whole to date. People love to learn about history, and oftentimes it is the history of the organization that draws the donor to the organization. Something resonates in the donor and connects them very closely with the nonprofit.
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For now it is important to know that one cannot and should not wait until the economy gets better to meet with people, hear their stories on how they are doing in this type of economic environment, and speak with them in a sensitive and convincing manner about the importance of why you and your organization are worthy of their support now or in the near future. If someone has been supporting your organization, or you have been cultivating them to give at this time, why in heaven’s name would you drop this person and lose all this ground you have gained up until now?
The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture by Laura Fredricks