Asking Matters addresses the age-old challenge of how to ask for donations and achieve the greatest results. Our mission is to help staff and volunteers feel comfortable and prepared when asking for gifts.
Cofounders Andrea Kihlstedt and Brian Saber have developed a new set of practical, accessible and affordable tools based on the concept of personal Asking Styles. They believe that if everyone understands their fundraising style, they will be more comfortable asking for gifts and will have far greater success connecting with donors and raising funds.
Asking Matters provides online tools, hosts webinars on various asking topics, publishes e-books, and develops customized web-based and in-person trainings.
If your board members aren’t comfortable asking for gifts, they’re not likely to do it! A good plan to train your board to ask that provides opportunities of many sorts year round will go a long way to easing their discomfort and turning them into effective fundraiser.