Here’s a short video explaining one of the most important aspects of fundraising: shutting up.
When you’ve done all the researching, engaging, and you’ve just made the ask…the decision is out of your control. And that’s ok.
In my fundraising training, I recommend picturing Mr. T at this moment. He’ll help keep you from confusing your donor and losing money for you nonprofit.
Watch this video to see why:
For more common sense, real-life strategies on asking for money, check out my Ask Without Fear! fundraising book and fundraising DVD.
I pity the fool who doesn’t listen.
Ha! Well said. :)8
Great reminder Marc. The jibba jabba stops here! Yes, there are plenty of benefits to listening carefully. That includes creating a feeling of goodwill in the relationship as well as avoiding common conversation traps like misunderstandings and unnecessary conflict. Thanks for this laser-focused tip.
My pleasure! Love you called it a “laser-focused tip”!