Welcome to Asking Matters: Home of the Asking Styles

The breakthrough concept of the Asking Styles makes it possible for anyone to become a more effective fundraiser. Your Asking Style is based on your personality and unique set of strengths when asking for gifts. You’ll be confident and comfortable making face-to-face asks once you know yours.

Take the free three-minute assessment and learn how the strengths of your personality can help you raise more money!

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Fundraising 101 for Board Members

How to Make an Impact at the Organization You Love

Trying to inspire your board members to give and get? Are they tired of the old quid-pro-quo fundraising they’re asked to do? Here’s THE best, cost-effective opportunity for your board members to learn about best practices. Brian’s worked with more than 100 boards and has a way of talking to boards that opens their eyes to the power of their giving and the value of their being involved in fundraising strategically.

If you’re like all your peers, struggling to get your board to “give and get” to the best of their ability, struggling to find the time and money to train them and get them to understand how critical their active involvement in fundraising is, then this webinar is for you. Save 20% when you register by February 20th by using code BOARD20 at checkout!

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Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE – Major Gift Metrics: Measuring for Success!

Measuring, reporting and analyzing your major gift program is critical for success in raising major gifts. While dollars raised is one important factor, it’s certainly not the only one to consider. Do you know your major gift donor retention rate? What about your ask to thank ratio? Do you know how satisfied your donors are with your programs? Do donors trust your leaders?

We’re delighted to have Amy Eisenstein back on our Fundraising Masters series. At the end of her session, you’ll know all about measuring for success!

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Practical Online Fundraising Training

Led by Asking Expert Brian Saber

Thousands choose Asking Matters to become more effective at finding donors and asking for gifts. It is THE most effective and acclaimed online resource for any fundraiser who wants to become more confident, motivated, and successful asking face-to-face.

Led by Brian Saber and his team of well-known fundraising experts, Asking Matters can help you become a top-notch asker. Join Asking Matters and raise more for your organization than ever before.

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There are several important lessons you need to understand when it comes to asking for the big bucks. Today I want to share three of them with you. Getting these three things right ultimately led to the largest single donation I’ve ever solicited in my entire life.

Now, while I can’t guarantee that if you follow these lessons you’ll bring in millions of dollars like I did, I can promise that if you DON’T understand these three things you’re putting yourself in a much tougher position

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If you’re like most fundraisers, you’ve got way too many potential prospects. Some days it seems as if everyone can be a prospect – including your mother! The sheer magnitude of the job is enough to stop you dead in your tracks.

But here’s the thing. If you set out to cultivate everyone, you’ll cultivate no one. And if you cultivate no one, I can guarantee your solicitations won’t result in the gifts your organization needs to thrive

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"When I ran across Asking Matters and the Asking Styles Assessment, I finally realized anyone could ask, and success is based more on catering to one’s particular strengths than trying to be something one is not. I feel so much more comfortable with my role now."

Kylie Pierce

Develoment Officer
Rome Capitol Theatre
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"Asking Matters does a great job of focusing on the asker and what strengths he or she brings to the table. I find great comfort in being able to approach the asking process through the lens of Styles, particularly when I’m training board members or volunteers."

Ninette Enrique

Director of Development
St. Lukes School of New Canaan, CT
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"It wasn’t until I learned about the Asking Styles and that I was a Kindred Spirit that I understood I don’t have to be everything to be great at my job and make an impact. This has led to much less stress which means I’m more present, confident, and authentic with donors and prospects."

Sarah Janzen

Major Gift Officer
California Academy of Sciences
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See what members are saying about Asking Matters

“When I ran across Asking Matters and the Asking Styles Assessment, I finally realized anyone could ask, and success is based more on catering to one’s particular strengths than trying to be something one is not. I feel so much more comfortable with my role now.”

Kylie Pierce

Develoment Officer
Rome Capitol Theatre
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