Notes from my dorm room #3

August 8, 2018

Did you think that was all of the CRQs created from Cohort 28? NOT HARDLY!

Here are more questions for your chats with donors – and chats with other fundraising professionals…

  1. Tell me about a time you were curious.
  2. What is your most cherished memory of giving?
  3. If you had all the time, money, and volunteers in the world…what would you put it towards?
  4. When you think of all the philanthropic investments you’ve made, which gives you the most joy? Which ones are the most proud of? How did you feel?
  5. What legacy do you want to have? How do you want to be remembered? Why is this important to you?
  6. What makes you irrationally angry?
  7. What makes you hopeful?
  8. What experiences have led you to show interest in an organization?
  9. If you had all of the funding without any restriction, what philanthropic organization would you create?
  10. After I brought up my faith, ask me to dive more into why [philanthropy] was part of my faith.
  11. What impact has philanthropy had on your life personally and professionally?
  12. How did you choose to work for the organization you have worked with?

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.

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, is an internationally recognized expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning, and management.

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