The "Ask"

Ask for Advice, Get Money Twice

. Although the artist Pitbull is not my usual “go to” for fundraising advice, his latest pop song "Feel This Moment" featuring Christina Aguilera has solid fundraising advice:   Ask for money, and get advice Ask for advice, get money twice. . There is something very valid in Pitbull’s lyrics. When approaching potential donors, it is… Continue reading Ask for Advice, Get Money Twice

Direct Mail, How-To-Guide, Making Your Case, The "Ask"

Sample donation request letter and donation card

When your hand is out asking for donations, it is always nice to have a beautiful letter to express why you need donations and how a donor can help your organization. These beautifully crafted letters take time and creativity to author. To give you a head start, I'm posting my sample donation letter to give… Continue reading Sample donation request letter and donation card

Guest Blogs, Leadership, Major Gifts, Making Your Case, The "Ask"

Conquering the Fear of Asking

I am reposting this blog from a colleague, Mark Fackler, who wrote a very candid and intriguing post about his personal fudnraising over a course of a year. The original post is here and below. In my mid-twenties, I developed a motto for my life that was “face your fear.” Over the years, after much… Continue reading Conquering the Fear of Asking