Asking Matters intern Ravali Ceyyur got her start fundraising by becoming a phone solicitor for her college. But when she decided to start a project to raise relief funds for Japan, she found the courage to ask the college president. He gave her twice what she asked for and the rest of her asks seemed much easier.
Sister Jeanette Lucey inspires us. She and Sister Constance have used fundraising to turn their school in North Philadelphia into a place where the children thrive in an atmosphere of creativity, high energy and learning. They inspire their donors as much as their donors encourage and inspire them.
What does it take to ask for really big gifts? Brian Saber, co-founder of Asking Matters, tells the lessons he’s learned from three decades of asking.