Asking Matters Memberships for Your Entire Organization

Get membership at Asking Matters for each of your team members …at a reduced rate!

Learn new things every week individually to share with the team, keep asking front and center on your radar screen, and be inspired by other members in our community.

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Three Levels of Membership Available

Basic Membership

Learn Along the Way and Be Part of a Community: Become an Asking Matters Member. Learn new things every week, keep asking front and center on your radar screen, and be inspired by other members.

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Membership Plus

Includes Basic Membership, plus your team learns about their Asking Style, and how to use it to their advantage! 35-minute recorded trainings for every Asking Style on a custom landing page.

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Premium Membership

Includes Membership Plus, and your entire team gets to take THE Asking Course! Have your staff dig in deep at their own pace by taking the best online self-guided Asking Course out there.

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Tier One: Basic Membership

Have your Entire Team Learn Along the Way and Become Part of a Community

5-15 members: $7 per person per month
16-49 members: $6 per person per month
50 or more members: $5 per person per month

This cost-effective membership can help get your staff more comfortable asking for gifts and building relationships for your organization. We will get you set up with memberships for your selected team members or everyone at the organization! Each member only needs to devote 1-2 hours of their time every month to learn over time.

Every membership includes:

Access to the Asking Matters Members Portal: Every board member will be given a unique user name and password, which they will use to access the Member Portal at Asking Matters. This is the hub where they can sign up for webinars, view and save resources to their user library, and update their information.

Office Hours: Two 30-minute live webinars every month, presented by me (or a guest expert on occasion!). One covers a specific topic, and one the other is an opportunity for you and your fellow members to ask any questions you have. I’ll solicit those questions in advance and you can also ask any other questions you have as we go along. These sessions will be recorded and sent to you, and they’ll also reside on the website.

Monday Morning Matters: A special piece of asking advice in your inbox at the start of every week to get you started on the right foot!

Membership in the Member Outpost Facebook Group: a community of fellow askers from around the country and the world. Fundraisers with similar experiences – development professionals, executive directors, board members, consultants, and more. Share your struggles, learn from them, and compare notes. The opportunity to connect with so many others who know exactly what you’re dealing with is invaluable.

A Vast Array of Downloadable Resources: exercises, sample materials, guides, and more. Downloadable so you can access your materials any time you need them! This also includes access to a personal Membership Library, where you can store your favorite resources and webinars!

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Tier Two: Membership Plus

Includes Basic Membership, plus your entire team learns about their specific Asking Style, and how to use it to their advantage!

5-15 members: $9 per person per month
16-49 members: $8 per person per month
50 or more members: $7 per person per month

Get access to 35-minute recorded trainings for every Asking Style, an interactive worksheet, and bonus learning exercises – all hosted on a custom landing page for your organization! We will get you set up with a custom, private landing page which hosts all four Asking Style Recorded Trainings, the training worksheets, and bonus exercises to do with your team.

Have your entire team learn about their Asking Style, and how to use it to their advantage with our Asking Styles Recorded Trainings!

Includes Basic Memberships for your entire team!

Here’s how the process works:

  • We set up a customized, branded landing page with your logo and a photo of your choice
  • Each board member watches the recorded training for their Style and completes the related worksheet
  • Everyone can watch all the trainings and come back as often as they want
  • Includes instructions for three Asking Styles exercises to conduct virtually or in person after the trainings are completed by the board. The exercises include:
    • Your Asking Style Matters – Helps board members embrace their differences as fundraisers.
    • Find Your Own Words – An opportunity for board members to practice telling their personal story.
    • Ask as You’d Be Asked – Help board members understand that how we liked to be asked impacts how we go about it ourselves.

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Tier Three: Premium Membership

Includes Membership Plus, and your entire team gets to take THE Asking Course!

5-15 members: $15 per person per month
16-49 members: $13 per person per month
50 or more members: $11 per person per month

Have your staff dig in deep at their own pace by taking the best online self-guided Asking Course. Get all the skills and tools your team needs to be super successful, in a year long course.

The Best Online Self-Guided Asking Course Out There

Includes Basic Memberships for your entire team, and the custom landing page from Membership Plus!

How The Asking Course works:

Incredible Content covering a massive variety of crucial topics (see the course syllabus below). The Course consists of six Learning Modules and spans the entire year, with new lessons delivered to your inbox each week. Most lessons include an in-depth video, worksheets, and bonus materials. Every lesson has a dedicated members-only page on the Asking Matters website, and past lessons can be accessed at any time!

View the Course Syllabus

module 1: get to know yourself (7 lessons)

We start with getting to know yourself. Asking for gifts face-to-face is based on building relationships, and that means being your authentic self and feeling confident that your core character strengths will win the day. The Asking Styles are integral to that. Everyone has their own Style and can be successful. Part of knowing yourself is understanding what your role is – and isn’t – and having the right mindset. And last, but certainly not least, is developing your case for support. What would you say in 2-3 minutes that conveys your passion about the cause?

module 2: get ready to ask (6 lessons)

Much of your work happens before you reach out to prospects. First, you’ve got to reach out to the right ones so you don’t spin your wheels. And of course you need to learn what you can about them, including taking a guess at their Asking Style. Once you’ve learned what you can, you can determine the ask amount (you must have one!) and who you might partner with to make a stronger ask.

module 3: make the best ask (7 lessons)

We start with Setting Up the Meeting as that’s the ask in many ways. Then we dive into everything to have set before the meeting. Next comes the meeting itself, and we’ll spend a few weeks here talking about how the meeting unfolds, how to deal with various responses, and then how to follow up and close those “maybe” gifts.

module 4: build your donor relationships (4 lessons)

How do you keep the relationships going? Now you’ve got some donors who’ve made investments and will make ongoing investments if you treat them well. What does that mean and what do you do with those who prove to be challenging? How about the ones who lapse or just don’t seem engaged?

module 5: get ready to ask (4 lessons)

Now it’s time to get more specific. Most asks are unrestricted – they’re for the gifts we raise for our general fund that keep the lights running. Asking for them can be more challenging than asking for something more specific. We’ll also talk about year-end gifts, as so much asking comes at our donors’ year end (and not our fiscal year end!). Then we’ll talk about planned and capital gifts – two areas where the largest gifts often come. And we’ll close with some thoughts on special events and how to make sure they stay focused on fundraising.

module 6: get everyone to help (6 lessons)

It does take a village! The board, the executive director, program staff, and others need to help. That means creating a culture of asking and building a team of fundraisers who are trained and prepared just as you are. That will involve understanding the hierarchy at your organization and how to work with your direct reports, your boss, and your peers.

Simply put, there is NO better resource on asking one-to-one out there.


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Details on getting started

We require a six-month minimum for all membership packages, but you are free to cancel anytime after that. The six-month total must be paid up front, and all payments are billed monthly after that.

To order a customized membership package, please contact us directly so we can get you set up with a custom quote. Once we complete your order, we will ask you for a CSV file or Excel spreadsheet with the names and email addresses of the members you wish to add. Once we have that, we will set up the memberships, and your team members will receive welcome emails with their login information. It really is that simple!

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