You CAN do the impossible with major donors: convert major donors’ giving from the same amount year after year, to increased and even transformational gifts.
It’s hard to ask a donor for a gift when you are sitting in front of them. It can be intimidating and scary. But you can overcome this.
If major donors are right in your donor file, but you don’t believe they are, you will not look for them. If they can give more, but you don’t believe they can, then you will not ask them.
I am no stranger to fear. I know its grip and the power it has either to make me do stupid things or worse yet, to make me take no any action at all.
We all have those doubts and worries that freeze us into inaction. And the best way to deal with them is to throw them out into the light and talk about them. Here’s a simple process to do so.
Too many experienced major gift officers are still afraid to ask donors for money. Here’s how to get over that fear.