May 15, 2010

Visit…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. 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!


About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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