7 Tips on Asking for Donations — It’s Intimidating, We Get It

When it comes to asking for donations, most of us head for the hills.

We get it. It’s intimidating to ask other people to part with their hard earned cash. They might ask, “Why?” And we might not have a great answer.

At its heart, fundraising is helping others connect an existing passion directly to your cause. We don’t convince donors. We help them realize that they already care.

Once donors believe that your cause truly matters, giving almost becomes an afterthought. Of course they’ll give! The question simply becomes how much to ask for.

But until then, you won’t have to sweat your fundraising ask if you follow these seven tips:

7 Tips on Asking for Donations


1. Research Your Donors to Read Their Minds

The words you want them to say: “Wow, it’s like he read my mind!

How do you get to that point? You research your donor as an individual, but you also have a broad depth of general research on the kinds of people who donate to your nonprofit as a whole group.

You need to be able to answer these questions if you want to get into a donor’s heart:

  • What kinds of words do they use? What do they talk about when they’re feeling passionate?
  • What do they care about? What other causes are they a part of?
  • Do they have a history of giving?
  • What are their common objections, fears and concerns about giving?

Thanks to the web, we have more access to information about our donors than ever, as well as the ability to survey our donors and examine how they talk about our cause.

Note, however, that if you survey your donors or ask questions of a potential donor, you have to learn to read the answer behind the answer.

We have to address the fears and risks every donor feels, even if the donor herself can’t identify them out loud. And then, we get to connect their existing passions and desires to your NPO, using the same language they use.

In other words, understand your donor base so well it’s like you’ve read their minds.

Don’t worry, this is easier than it sounds if you follow the next six tips…


2. Practice, Practice, PRACTICE – And Then Practice Some More

The best way to dominate your donor visits, get more funds and create real, lasting connections with your nonprofit … is to PRACTICE every aspect of your ask.

In other words, by the time you are actually sitting in front of a prospect, you should have rehearsed the many paths the conversation could take MANY times before. Understanding your talking points, how you’ll graciously address common objections and the exact way you’ll frame your ask allows you to stop thinking about these things and just focus on talking with the donor.

Practice your ask. Can’t emphasize it enough.

Run through how you’ll call them on the phone. Plan on how to structure your meeting. Decide how long you’ll small talk at the beginning, and how to transition smoothly into the ask itself. Leave no stone unturned!

The key to this:

  • Practice out loud.
  • Then, practice in front of a mirror.
  • Then, record yourself on video practicing.

It’s painful, but you’ll learn things about your delivery and be far more confident and free when it comes to actually making the ask. Don’t skip this step.


3. Never, Ever Surprise Your Prospect

If your potential donor is ever surprised you’re asking them for money, something is deeply amiss.

Make it clear in your first call or contact that you’re interested in talking to them about your cause and how they might be able to get involved. Make it clear that, while you’re interested in them as a person, there’s a deeper purpose for your visit. That way, they’ll be able to prepare their response, objections and questions.


4. Stop Being Boring (It Isn’t Worth It)

Boring feels safe. No presenter who just reads bullet points off a PowerPoint instead does it because they want their audience to eagerly contemplate running from the room.

Nope, they do it because it feels safe. Reading a PowerPoint feels like an easy way to tell your audience all the info they want and be sure not to forget anything important. But instead, you fail to keep your audience engaged.

The actual way to be safe is what we discussed above: PRACTICE. Then you won’t need slides, and you can focus instead on not being boring.

Don’t be scared of sounding weird or too forward by asking things like, “What do you think is the biggest challenge we face in this area?” Provoke interesting reactions that are memorable, not boring, formulaic encounters.

Of course, your real goal is to make your donor both catch your enthusiasm and feel understood. But to get there, you need let yourself be not-boring enough that they can have fun talking to you.


5. Ask for Advice – You’ll Usually End Up with Money

The old fundraising maxim applies here:

“Ask for money, you’ll get advice. Ask for advice, you’ll get money.”

What most people truly want is to be heard. Asking for advice means that they will freely tell you the secret thing they are most passionate about, as well as their biggest fears about giving.

And most importantly, the donor will feel valued and important. Which they are! They’re the ones whose enthusiasm makes changes happen in the world. So ask them for their input and impressions.

For more tips on the advice visit, check out Gail Perry’s great article on how advice visits can open any door in town.


6. Your Secret Weapon is Pointed Silence

Our culture HATES silence. We want to fill it. This is one reason why extroverted salespeople and fundraisers can do worse than introverts.

But often times, the most important, meaningful thing – the thing your prospect REALLY wants to tell you – won’t be said if you quickly fill the silence.

Bad Fundraiser: “What’s the most important thing about the environment to you?”


Donor: “Well, I think environmental damage is a pretty big problem. We’re hurting the environment forever and we don’t even realize it!”


Bad Fundraiser: “Yeah, you’re so right! That’s why our Program X is so important! Let me tell you… [Donor hears: “blah blah blah”]

NOOOOOOOO—don’t do this! Your funding for next year will die a thousand painful deaths.

Here’s how that conversation could have gone:

Superman Fundraiser: “What’s the most important thing about the environment to you?”


Donor: “Well, I think environmental damage is a pretty big problem. We’re hurting the environment forever and we don’t even realize it!”


Superman Fundraiser: “How interesting!” [shuts up and looks genuinely interested]


Donor: [feels like he should talk because of the silence] “… yeah! It’s really crazy. In fact, the other day I was thinking about when I was a kid and would go out and look at the stars in the country and see meteors and all kinds of awesome stuff. But now that the city is so big, and there’s so much light pollution and smog, when I go out with MY kids to our cabin we’re lucky to see anything. It’s so sad.”

WOW. And you were about to start making a generic appeal about one of your programs, totally at random! Now you have so much material to work with, and know exactly the RIGHT program to talk about.

Your donor has practically sold themselves, all because you shut up! You’re fundraising for this guy’s kids’ happiness now, not your program!

Too many advice-givers say “just listen better!” but fail to tell you that means “shut up and allow silence, even if it feels awkward at first.” Great journalists love this technique – it gets them the best interviews and quotes.

By the way, this works in discussions of all kinds – whether you’re negotiating a contract, your salary, trying to understand your significant other or asking for a donation. Use strategic silence next time you talk with anyone. Its effects feel almost magical.


7. Ask for a Specific Amount (Don’t Make Your Donor Do Any Work)

Finally, always ask for a specific amount to contribute to the cause.

Why is this important? Because it takes the burden off of the donor to figure out what size of a donation is necessary. They don’t know anything about your campaign goals. You do. So help them out. Don’t make your donor do the work.

For some great, non-confrontational phrases to ask for a specific donation amount, I recommend checking out Marc Pitman’s excellent post on his favorite major donor fundraising phrases.

We get it. Asking for money is intimidating.

But it’s also an immense privilege. You’re inviting other people to take action on a cause that they genuinely care about.

You’re selling significance. And at the end of the day, most people don’t mind feeling like they’re making an outsized impact on the world.

You’ve just got to ask them to.

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120 responses to “7 Tips on Asking for Donations — It’s Intimidating, We Get It”

  1. […] Marc Koenig’s NPhub post, 7 Tips on Asking for Donations – It’s Intimidating, We Get It, he reminds fundraisers that asking isn’t about convincing donors to give. It’s about […]

  2. Greg Wilson says:

    Very good advice! Especially #6. As an experienced television anchor and reporter, I have used silence as a tool to get the best sound bites. Just like nature abhors a vacuum, humans hate silence in a conversation!

    • Elizabeth Ely says:

      When I worked in sales right out of college, one prospect who actually bought from me gave me a bit of advice: “Shut the fuck up.” He said he was buying from me anyway, but still . . . shut the fuck up.

  3. […] if you sit down for that scary major donor visit you’ve been putting off and really connect… you’ll raise enough you won’t need to cross […]

  4. […] Another excellent article on asking for donations, this one by Marc Koenig of Nonprofit Hub, gives 7 helpful tips for crafting a successful ask. As Marc points out, “Ask for money, you’ll get advice. Ask for advice, you’ll get money.” http://www.nonprofithub.org/fundraising/7-tips-on-asking-for-donations-its-intimidating-we-get-it/ […]

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  49. Bŕezzy ßrè ßrè says:

    I found some of this to be helpful but the awkward silent thing doesn’t make a lot of sense. Well, not in the sense that you can use what your potential donor is saying to ask for funding. What he/she could say could have NOTHING to do with your cause. Then what do you do, lie as if you both have a common cause ??? I think being silent helps period. Talking too much can hurt in any forum. But still helpful info otherwise

    • Elizabeth Ely says:

      Silence doesn’t mean you agree with them. It means you’re thinking, thinking, thinking while they’re talking, talking, talking . . . even if they’re talking out their butt about nonsense. They just need to get it out. Then the slate is clear and you can talk about what you want to talk about. . . . I once made the mistake of bringing the conversation back around too early, when my prospect wanted to PLAY HIS GUITAR FOR ME. The hell? What? I should have just let him play the damned guitar. There’s time to ask again, you know.

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      If you spell properly and use proper grammar people will be more likely to help you out. One thing that irritates me is when someone is asking for something and they don’t know how to speak, read or write properly. Nobody likes chatspeak, ebonics or other such nonsense. it’s irritating.
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    “Ask for money, you’ll get advice. Ask for advice, you’ll get money.”


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  74. stephen says:


  75. Mariah Walton says:

    Hi there

    And thank you very much for your advice I try my best to help my brother how First Grade Down’s Syndrome because my mother heath is not so well and unfortunately we came from a poor country and the guvernement doesn’t help that much I will start practice everything you write on this articles with the hope that the things will go better for my family and if you have 2 minute i will like to ask your opinion about the blog that I’m creating for him https://danielneedsyourhelp.com by my self.Thanks for thinking helping people Mariah

  76. Mary Heart says:

    A splendid read. Asking for money is very daunting.


  77. Timothy Muguti says:

    Thanks for the advice i am looking for a donor so that we start a transport business together currently in the mean time i have Toyota Fun Cargo 1998 model which i use as shuttle taxi but it has been giving me problems lately. I leave in Zimbabwe( Africa) and we are using US DOLLAR AS our currency.

  78. Ann says:

    Hi..To cut a long story short..My best fiend only has use of her mouth..(She has progressive M.S.)We want to fly to Switzerland so she can die with dignity..Her lungs are collapsing and she’s in burning….Severe pain everyday..Is there a few places to send in our story..And perhaps raise money from donations..To help fly us out to Switzerland. Etc.etc? Please…Let me know and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your time..Sincerely..Ann & Pam..Email doleboy2004@gmail.com

  79. Adam Terrell says:

    Hi am Adam a father of two and i recently was laid off from my job. My wife works too hard and we are still in debt and are about to lose our home. Any help can work. Thank you for y our time. Email is adamterrell1984@gmail.com

  80. Marc Noralus says:

    Hi there.
    Thanks for the advice. My aunt that raised me up since the age of 6 for until I was 21 years old. Sad she recently die this morning, because of lack medical facilities in Haiti. I’m looking for some advice and donations that can help for the funeral. Any amount will be helpful. Please send the donation to this address below.
    8905 Ramblewood Dr, #2307 coral springs fl 33071 Marcdonelnoralus@yahoo.com.
    God bless.

  81. j m. says:


    That is the link to my campaign for a friend. It speaks for itself as she is in a nightmare. Please read.

  82. itok says:

    I apologize in advance to the arrival of this message, I want to ask how to get individual donations. thank you

  83. Thank you for the very insightful article and tips! It helps to see the project from a donor’s point of view and adjusting our approach accordingly. Our project is aimed at helping at-risk children in many countries have access to basic education and health. Read about us here… igg.me/at/Pb1d7KWb92g

  84. Michelle Philpot says:

    This was very helpful. I am trying to get donations for this event called The day of Beauty for Battered Women, which will provide survivors of domestic violence with free haircuts, manicures and makeup applications, while they enjoy light refreshments.
    Our goal is to encourage survivors of domestic violence to continue on the path of recovery. Recovery is a step-by-step process, a journey no one should take alone.

    You First Project is one resource for survivors to utilize to ensure their successful journey.

  85. Emmanuel Okello says:

    Thanks for the advise. I teach the homeless and the jobless. With craft (Hand bags,necklaces,eating,shoes to mention but a few) A would like to get an advise on how to expand and make the project bigger. Thanks. May God bless you for your advice and support

  86. Emmanuel Okello says:

    Thanks for the advise. I teach the homeless and the jobless. With craft (Hand bags,necklaces,earing,shoes to mention but a few) A would like to get an advise on how to expand and make the project bigger. Thanks. May God bless you for your advice and support

  87. Kevin McGill says:

    Thank you, this was very educational and it will help me in the near future in writing new patreon support page.

  88. Candice says:

    It is common for consumers to buy items that they cannot require
    since they include deals, leading to their investing more cash than they had planned.

  89. Rasa says:

    I’m new with asking of donations, but I hate it.. I feel very bad with asking, because all my life I used to work and to have enough for my needs. Even now I need not much but… what I realised with my short experience: nobody wants to donate when you say true. And many people want to help when somebody writes fake stories about illness, hungry kids and other lies (yes, I realised: the most of thoose stories are lies). But I decide to keep saying truth even if nobody wants to help me :) because I hate lies and I don’t want to be a bad example to my baby… yes, asking for financical help is not good example too, but my baby will always know: I did all my best to make her life better :) without lies and with hard work :)

  90. Dan Byabakama says:

    Thanks alot for the message its a good one but the question is “HOW CAN I GET A DONOR” we have got a home for the unprivileged and malnourished children. We discover them and put them in our home to take care of them. our home has now over 10 children and we have used most of the resources we had and now our challenge is giving them good education. so am requesting any for your help in getting a potential donor(s).
    Thank you

  91. jamirah says:

    am awidower with three kids to support in education,But i dont know where to go to get some help so that my kids can go to school

  92. jamirah says:

    Widower of three kids who need help in education where can i get adonor from

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  94. S.Z. says:

    hey guys, please help us by clicking on the link and donating whatever you want. A little goes a long way.

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