Sometimes, Fundraising is Just About Learning to Ask

One of the secrets to getting donations for your cause: learn to ask.

It’s simple, but not simplistic. Many times, the biggest barrier to growing a fundraising base is not being willing to ask donors of any level, whether they can contribute $20 or $20,000. The second biggest barrier is not asking for a specific amount, or delineating what change a donor would create with a specific donation.

Check out the article linked below to read about one major donor’s thoughts on just learning to ask others to donate:

A Big Donor Urges Fundraisers: Just Ask [Chronicle of Philanthropy]


Marc Koenig

Marc Koenig is a regular contributor of Nonprofit Hub. Marc believes smart, ethical marketing can make the world a better place, and strives to create content that helps nonprofits tell better stories, push their organizations to excel and do work that matters. You'll find him writing Nonprofit Hub featured posts, brainstorming infographics and tweeting up a storm at @npmarc - follow him and say hi!

February 20, 2013

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