Sometimes bad things happen in your practice of fundraising, and you’re the one left holding the bag. Covering it up only makes it worse; be honest with donors and management.
Non-profit leaders and fundraising professionals are often afraid of asking for money. Here’s how to conquer that fear.
Nonprofit leaders – and even fundraising professionals – are often afraid to ask for money. How do you get over that and start real asks from real donors?
Are you afraid of a no? Do you find yourself figuring out how NOT to ask your donors for a gift? Rejection is a learning tool – and you will be OK.
Do your donor a favor – ask her to give to a cause she cares about. It may help you, too; but go ahead and help her fulfill her desire to help.
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.