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How to Question Your Way to Fundraising Success

How to Question Your Way to Fundraising Success

Think about any strong relationship you have—a good friend, a close colleague, your spouse, even a trusted accountability partner. When you first began to get to know each other, did they ask you questions that would help them get to know you – the real you? How did it make you feel, hearing that they were truly interested in getting to know you more deeply? If you’re like most of us, it felt pretty good to talk with someone who wasn’t just being shallow or self-serving ...Read more »
The Problem Is You, Not Your Donor

The Problem Is You, Not Your Donor

Here’s a very common problem I hear from development directors: “When I finally reach a donor on the phone I just can’t seem to get them to meet with me. I think they’re just too busy”. No, they’re not too busy—they’re just not interested. What you’re hearing from them is an objection. What Does an Objection Sound Like? You may be surprised. It could sound like a hesitation, uncertainty, busyness, or even no decision at all. Here are a f ...Read more »
The Best Ways to Schedule That First Meeting

The Best Ways to Schedule That First Meeting

Someone asked me this very common question again last week: “I understand the importance of building a relationship with my major donors, but how do I go about setting up a meeting with them in the first place?” Here are six ways you can use to reach out to a new, prospective, or even existing donor—in preferential order: 1) The BEST Way—in Person By far, the best way to contact a major donor for the first time is in person—and there’s nothing more powerful ...Read more »

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