Posts Tagged “asking”

There are times you do need to actually ask

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about ‘Asking without asking’ – how an institution can build such a close relationship with a prospective donor that, in the end, asking them for money is either unnecessary or a formality. I (…)

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Asking without asking: what fundraisers can learn from churches

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2009

Earlier this week, I co-presented a training session on ‘Making the Ask’ (most professions, and fundraising is no exception, enjoy their jargon, the more so if they can transform a verb into a noun). Essentially this is the way in (…)

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Why can’t the British enjoy philanthropy?

by Stephen Tall on November 5, 2009

Each week, the Guardian Money blog poses a question from a reader. Here’s the latest: Is it wise to donate money to my former university? A reader wonders whether to bow to pressure to make a donation to their alma (…)

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