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How Do We Get the Money?

by Lori Jacobwith

I’ve been studying my own language around money for many years, thanks to my favorite book The Soul of Money and its author Lynne Twist and others committed to positive language choices. Because of what I’ve read, learned and practiced, I have found that re-framing my own language and thoughts about money have allowed more money to flow to me and the social profit organizations I worked with.

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How to Select the Right Prospects for Your Organization…and for You!

by Brian Saber

Choosing prospects is critically important. Of course it’s a no-brainer that if you don’t have the right prospects, you’re not going to raise the funds you need to fulfill your organization’s mission. Yet sometimes, if you’re like most of us, you head out to ask without thinking it through enough.

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On the hunt for jargon – Why we use it and why we need to stop it

by Sue Kindred

Jargon works when you are speaking with others who consistently work in your field. But, if you are not speaking to someone in your field, but instead speaking to someone who really wants to understand your work, you are not going to get there by using industry jargon.

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Asking Matters April Newsletter

by Brian Saber

FREE Webinar with Dana Ostomel on April 18th! Plus a new video from Joe Tumolo and last call for Fundraising 101

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Joe Tumolo on “Why”

by Joe Tumolo

Joe Tumolo is Asking Matters’ resident training expert. Joe focuses on training fundraisers and board members to be more confident and intentional around developing stronger relationships with donors. In this video post, Joe goes into detail about the importance of “why”, and how it relates to fundraising.

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Asking Matters March Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Fundraising 101 for Board Members, two guest webinar recordings, a new blog post from Michael Davidson, and the May Asking Style webinars.

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What Boards Can Learn From Youth Programs

by Michael Davidson

Effective engagement is achieved by creating an environment where participants experience being valued as individuals and are genuinely engaged in decision making about matters that are important.

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Asking Matters February Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Asking Matters January Newsletter – Register FREE for Fundraising Masters with Andy Robinson, Plus two new posts on the Asking Matters blog!

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Introverts and Fundraising Events: How to Make It Work

by Brian Saber

We introverts don’t like events; yet the reality for fundraisers is events come with the territory and we can’t avoid them. Given the reality, how do we make it work for us? Here are some tips based on 30 years of dealing with events!

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Asking and Food: Do They Go Together?

by Brian Saber

Over the years numerous people have asked me about soliciting gifts over a meal. 3,000+ meetings into my career – almost half of which involved food – for me it’s an unqualified YES!

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