Lots of people in the fundraising business think that one particular type of person makes an ideal fundraiser.
Their image of the ideal fundraiser is someone outgoing and friendly. He’s handsome with white teeth, a broad smile and great hair.
He’s also an articulate, convincing, and courageous spokesperson for the organization. He knows exactly the right words for any situation, and has every fact and figure at his fingertips. He’s comfortable talking about money, and is not afraid to ask.
…the ideal fundraiser isn’t real. So rather than emulate an unrealistic ideal, doesn’t it make more sense for each of us to embrace our own Asking Style, and ask in a way that will work for us?
Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the ideal fundraiser isn’t real. So, rather than emulate an unrealistic ideal, doesn’t it make more sense for each of us to embrace our own Asking Style, and ask in a way that will work for us?
See this summary of the four Asking Styles that provides a simple system to help you identify the style that suits you best.
Then take the Asking Style Assessment and see what the results tell you about your style and how to use it to become more a comfortable and a more successful fundraiser.