As we emerge from Covid (again!) we’re numb and needy. Overwhelmed, awkward, and weary. Despite this, many of us don’t, won’t or can’t ask for help.
Yet untapped allies and resources are all around us.
Those who ask well, who know who, how, and when to ask, succeed. For themselves, their families, friends, and causes. They ask with integrity and strategically, rarely getting a no, and, when they do, they are unfazed, even cheerful, and often on good terms with those who decline their request. We ask all the time, either badly or well.
Sadly, some of don’t ask at all.
You’ll learn that the flip side of your asking fear is your asking strength. You’ll learn to ask authentically, by tapping into why you want what you want. You’ll discover your Asking Personality and how to use it to set yourself up for success. You’ll learn to overcome both internal and external asking barriers. You’ll learn to clarify and simplify your message, to find new allies and to embrace this brave new world. You’ll learn to ask in any arena of your life, whether you seek a gift, a favor, or a refund.
Most important, you’ll learn to show up as the person who gets a yes.
Learn the 5 steps of asking for anything
Learn most effective asking techniques
Discover your individual Asking Personality and how to leverage it
Learn how to identify and engage allies, freeing you to focus on aspects you like and at which you’ll excel.
Webinar Slide Deck
Speaker Valerie Jones, CFRE
Valerie M. Jones, CFRE, has addressed audiences from Baltimore to Beijing, including many AFP conferences. She has raised more than $175 million for nonprofits, both as a staff fundraiser and a consultant. Jones has taught more than 5,000 volunteer and professional fundraisers to ask comfortably, authentically, and successfully. Amazon named her book, Nonprofit Hero, Five Easy Steps to Successful Board Fundraising, (Rowman & Littlefield) one of its Top Ten Hot New Releases for Nonprofits and it made Book Authority’s List of the Best Fundraising Books of All Time. Jones is adept at both nonprofit and for-profit fundraising. Her appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank’s 2021 season finale secured a $500,000 investment for her husband’s dinosaur business.
Host Ann Fellman
As the CMO for Bloomerang, Ann is responsible for the company's marketing and thought leadership programs to strengthen relationships with the nonprofit community. Ann brings more than 24 years of technology marketing experience, including time at the Minnesota High Tech Association. Prior to Bloomerang, Ann was an independent marketing consultant for B2B SaaS businesses, served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Code42, and was named one of the “Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018.”