Visit www.askingmatters.com…a brand new really cool resource that focuses on person-to-person, face-to-face solicitation.
Colleague Andrea Kihlstedt (author of Capital Campaigns) and her partner Brian Saber have invented something pretty neat: a website devoted to personal, face-to-face asking. You’ve heard me say it before – and I’ll say it again – asking personally, face-to-face, is the best way to solicit a gift and the best way to nurture a relationship. Do it. Do it more and more.
Www.askingmatters.com includes tips and videos and downloadable resources. There’s lots of free stuff.
And, for a small fee, you have access to more, for example: an assessment of your asking style with an asking guide designed for your style.
Tom Ahern and I participate in Asking Matters because we think it’s good. Try it. And read the article “Making the Case for the Lowly Fork.” Yes, really!