There is no one right way to ask for a donation. Some people take great care preparing well-organized and complete presentations. Others prepare with just a few talking points and then use the energy of the prospect to guide the conversation. Some people are energized by the prospect of tying down a gift. For others it is a great act of courage.
You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles?
Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.
What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar Recording:
- The unique strengths you bring to the table and how to apply them to the ask
- Which prospects are the best match given your Asking Style
- How to craft your Case for Support in your own words and Style
- What to watch out for along the way
*As a bonus, all attendees will get a handout on How to Support Each Asking Style
You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:
- You get a free CharityHowTo account.
- Your slides will be added to your free CharityHowTo library.
- The webinar recording will be added to your CharityHowTo library.
- When logged in you can browse and add other FREE items to your CharityHowTo library.
- You can access and view your webinar recordings and slides anytime, anywhere.
What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Training:
“Loved how this seminar really covered the psychology of both professionals and donors and gave us a chance to better understand our own styles to leverage our strengths and weaknesses. Time WELL spent!”
Karen Nemiah, Fair Haven Community Health Care
“Asking style was something I could never truly figure out for myself. After watching the webinar with Brian it now makes a lot more sense. Now to figure out my asking style and put it to best use for our 501c3 and those we serve.”
Patricia Hubson, Country Heart Farm
“This was a great webinar and gave me insight as to the asking styles of my entire team!
Katie Schweikhardt, Avow Hospice
“Of the many webinars and other professional developments I attend, this is the most practical and useful information. Well done! Thank you for sharing your insights with us.”
Houston Thompson, Olivet Nazarene University
“I attended a number of webinars and this was one of the best. I learned a lot about various asking styles and realized that, based on my style, I am exactly in the right role within my organization. Brian Saber presented an exceptional webinar and I will be exploring more from his website and books. Thank you, CharityHowTo!”
Crystal Parrish, University of Nevada
“This nonprofit course was excellent. Not only did I get a better sense of where I fall in terms of asking style, but it allowed me to rethink how I work with my development colleagues and donors, especially how it relates to their own asking styles.”
Joseph Haverlock, Race Forward
“Brian provided valuable insight on how personality influences asking style and confirmed that various asking styles can be highly effective.”
Cathay Michelsen, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
“This was a unique way to think about how I interact with donors as a fundraiser. It definitely helped me identify some strengths and weaknesses, and will inform how I engage my team in the fundraising process.”
Samantha Castagna, Philadelphia Works
“Brian is very personable and articulate -- very easy to relate to. One of the benefits is to drop the stereotype and pressure on yourself to be what we imagine every good fundraiser is, and to use your own strengths and talents.”
Julia Ganson, Government Accountability Project
“This was an extremely valuable use of my time. Brian is definitely an expert in the "art of the ask" and was able to cover a lot of useful material in a relatively short amount of time. Very engaging and informative. Thank you!”
“I am very new at Fund Raising having the Free Webinar is a great way to see who you would like to delve deeper and be willing to pay for more info. Having limited funds and time it is hard to judge which webinar will benefit the most. This was a great way to see the expertise of the webinar speaker.”
Barbara Freeborn, The Clubhouse for Special Needs, Inc.
“This webinar was very helpful in helping me understand my asking style and how I can utilize this knowledge to my advantage when asking for donations.”
Savannah Mendehall, Jonathan's Place / Kid Net Foundation
“This was a valuable webinar that I will share with my board. We've talked about the need to increase our fundraising to keep our vision and mission moving forward and I see this as an excellent way to do just that.”
Dave Doolittle, North Central New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network
“I found the information presented helpful in determining (confirming) my communication style as it relates to fundraising and sales presentations. It's always good to hear information presented in different ways at different times in my career path. Thank you for making this webinar available!”
Amy Spain, Washington Hospitality Association
“Absolutely excellent webinar. There are far too many these days that are all fluff and no value. This was the opposite. Packed with helpful tips and information and done in 45 minutes - thank you!”
Kevin Blackburn, DREAMS of Wilmington
About Your Topic Expert:
Brian Saber is the president of Asking Matters, a web-based company that teaches people how to fundraise and motivates them to get out and ask for gifts. He has spent more than 30 years in the non-profit community, most of those as a front-line fundraiser for a variety of organizations including Brandeis University, Northwestern University Settlement House, Hudson Guild, and The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. He consults, trains, and speaks regularly around the country on the topics of asking and, more generally, fundraising. He is the co-author of two e-books: Inspire Your Board to Give and The Asking Matters Guide to Selecting Prospects.
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