Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters to Them Most

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Fundraisingcoach.com, Apr 1, 2008 - Fund raising - 95 pages
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IS FUNDRAISING FUN FOR YOU?Are your board members beating down your door with new donors that are ready to make a gift? If that's not your reality yet, Ask Without Fear! by author, speaker and fundraising expert Marc A. Pitman is for you!In this fun, easy-to-read book, he:Explains in a step-by-step, easy to remember process how to build authentic relationships with your donors -- and help them connect with your cause in the way that matters most to them! Identifies time-tested research tools to help you plan your fundraising campaign! Exposes the 7 most common fundraising mistakes -- and how to avoid them! Shows how to become skilled at indentifying a person's personality traits and tailoring your message to fit their personality -- even on the fly! Ask Without Fear! Helps you move your fundraising from a static, one-way, organization-centered monologue to a dynamic, donor-centered, two-way dialogue. Whether you work for a not-for-profit or volunteer for one, this book gives you the tools to raise serious money for your favorite cause!
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Get REAL Research
15
Get REAL Engage
25
Get REAL Ask
33
Get REAL Love
45
Seven Fundraising Myths
51
Put Yourself in Their Shoes
63
Tools for Knowing Your Donors
71
Summary Resources
87
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