December 11, 2015

A happy holiday gift from Jerry Panas…………

Every fundraiser has heard this same refrain so many times…. “I just can’t ask for money.” “I simply refuse to ask for money.” “You can’t make me ask for money.” “I won’t serve on your board if you make me ask for money.”

Okay…Whining is okay. Sometimes. Then move on!!! And that’s the fundraiser’s job…to help board members move on and help with fundraising, including asking.

So Jerry Panas has just written another book: I’m Not Going to Ask!

And Jerry is giving this away… An e-book… A tool for you and your boss and your board chair and your board fundraising committee…

A resource for everyone… The top 24 reasons that board members say, “I won’t ask!!!”

Here are a few I particularly like … Like a big grimace and a rant!

“I’m too busy.” Wow. Are you going to show up at board meetings? What else are you too busy for?!

Get a copy of Jerry’s e-book. Have a board conversation. Change the whining for 2016!

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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