It takes a special kind of person to be a fundraiser. Or at least that is what we tell ourselves. For most people, fundraising is intimidating. After all, who wants to go around asking other people for money. For most of us, fundraising doesn’t come naturally.
And yet, fundraising is an essential part to running a successful nonprofit.
So, here is some good news. Fundraising can be learned. AND it can be enjoyed.
In this podcast I interview Mitchell Linker, author of the book, “Nobody Dreams of Being a Fundraiser”. He talks about his evolution of becoming a good fundraiser. And the struggles he went throught that helped him learn his craft.
Mitchell walks us through a start-to-finish scenario of how to approach potential donors to ask for major gifts. Within this scenario he discusses:
- How to identify potential major gift donors
- How to start a major gifts program
- What to say (and ask) during face-to-face visit with potential donors
- And, in the end, how to ask for money
This is a great podcast for anyone interest in raising money for their nonprofit. And especially if you want to start a major gifts program.
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Mitchell’s Website: NooneDreamsofBeingaFundraiser.com
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