"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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“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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Dawn Carmichael
Philanthropy Officer, Providence Health Services
This has given me the opportunity to reach out to our nurses and physicians to hear some of their stories and get a better understanding of what patients and families go through in vulnerable situations. And this is making me a better philanthropy officer, as I understand the need and our impact that much better.

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Jeannie Costello
Former Executive Director, Brooklyn Bar Association
Especially now, when so much of my energy is focused on funding issues, Asking Matters is an absolutely invaluable resource. I look forward to each Monday Morning tip -- great ideas and urgently-needed motivation. My Board members are participating in the excellent Asking Matters webinars. Not only is this rewarding and educational for them, but it is also a key element in my goal of getting the Board more actively involved in fundraising.
Xan Blake
President,
The Blake Partnership, Inc.
We recently used Asking Styles as the framework for a solicitation training for one of our clients and the results were incredible.  At the conclusion of the training, 82% percent of attendees believed that their new understanding of their Asking Style would make them a better solicitor of donations for their cause.
Gary Bukowski
Vice President for Advancement, Barber National Institute
There are now some board members who are asking. We have board members who are opening doors, lending their names to introductory letters, and helping in other ways. So they’re being “trained” to be involved, but they haven’t received any formal training.

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Joseph Tumolo, CAP®
Fundraising Trainer and Coach
Knowing my style, I can adjust my approach, earn trust more quickly with the donor and make them more comfortable. This opens up the space for more meaningful conversations. More meaningful conversations lead to larger gifts that donors are excited to make.
Wendy L. Kang
Executive Director, Saving Grace
Prior to Asking Matters, I’ve always felt I needed to be a Rainmaker to be a fundraiser, a shoe that just doesn’t fit and I can’t wear well. That simply made the idea of fundraising more intimidating. Thank you for what you are doing in the world through your own fundraising efforts and through helping many, many of us in our fundraising efforts.

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