The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture
A completely revised edition of the must-have resource for increasing your nonprofit's bottom line
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling book The Ask is filled with suggestions, guidelines, and down-to-earth advice that will give you the confidence to ask anyone for any size gift, for any purpose. Written in winning language, filled with sample dialogues, and offering a wealth of tips and tools, this book addresses common mistakes made when asking and shows how to correct each mistake, providing guidance and direction on how to make a great ask.
Includes information on how to apply asking skills to a fundraiser's personal and professional pursuits.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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What Money Means to You and Why Ask?
Do You Have a WeIIThoughtOut Plan of What You Want?
How Do I Know Who to Ask and When to Ask?
Who Should Make the Ask and in What Setting?
Asking for a CauseSmall and Large Charitable Gifts
Asking for Yourself
Handling the Responses to the
Following Up with Each and Every
When the Answer Is No and When the Answer Is Yes
Pulling It All Together
About the Author