Asking Matters Polls

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Which asking resolution will you make for 2017?
january poll

Ready to up your asking game in 2017? How about setting some New Year’s resolutions. Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


At the age of 18, what was your field of interest?
november poll

Virtually none of us grew up thinking we’d be a fundraiser. At the age of 18, what did you think you’d be doing? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What is the #1 reason current donors give you for not meeting to talk about a gift?
october poll

What is the #1 reason current donors give you for not meeting to talk about a gift? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


Which of these indicators do you use most often when determining what to request from a current donor?
september poll

Which of these indicators do you use most often when determining what to request from a current donor? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What percentage of your board’s fundraising efforts are quid pro quo?
august poll

What percentage of your board’s fundraising efforts are quid pro quo (they solicit gifts and end up making similar gifts to their friends and family)? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What is the hardest part of incorporating stories into your work?
july poll

What is the hardest part of incorporating stories into your work? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What’s the hardest part of getting ready to ask for a gift?
june poll

What’s the hardest part of getting ready to ask for a gift? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


Whats the biggest barrier you face to getting in the door?
may poll

Whats the biggest barrier you face to getting in the door? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What stops you most from soliciting donors face-to-face?
april poll

What stops you most from soliciting donors face-to-face? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


Do you find it easy or difficult to tell stories about program participants and the impact your organization has had on them?
march poll

Do you find it easy or difficult to tell stories about program participants and the impact your organization has had on them? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What percentage of your board cultivates or solicits individuals one-on-one in person?
february poll

What percentage of your board cultivates or solicits individuals one-on-one in person? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What percentage of your board is actively involved in fundraising for your organization?
february poll

What percentage of your board is actively involved in fundraising for your organization? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What would help you ask more often in 2016?
january poll

What would help you ask more often in 2016? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


Are You Afraid of Asking For too Little or too Much?
november poll

Are You Afraid of Asking For too Little or too Much? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


How involved in fundraising is your board chair?
october poll

How involved in fundraising is your board chair? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What percentage of your major gift donors make only one gift, then stop giving?
september poll

How many of your major donors make only one gift, then stop giving? Take our poll to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What percentage of your board gives personally significant gifts?
august poll

Does at least 75% of your board give personally significant gifts? Take our quiz to find out how you compare to other fundraisers!


What’s been your experience building friendships with donors?
july poll

Maintaining genuine relationships with donors while still putting your job first isn’t an easy task. How about you? Are you friends with donors? How have you managed that? I’d love to hear from you.


How many face-to-face asks did you make in June?
june poll

In-person Asks are always the most successful. How many asks did you make face-to-face with donors in June?