Episode 11 of The Philanthropy Podcast is up with 70 high impact questions to guide your conversations with benefactors and prospects in order to have more meaningful conversations and be prepared to suggest more impactful gifts for benefactors and your organization!
Plus, a way to receive these questions in an easy to listen mp3 format to use on your way to visits.
A little late this week, but with episode 10 of The Philanthropy Podcast I get to talk about one of my favorite parts of my job, high impact questions!
When people say "I could never ask for money" I think what they don't realize is that leading up to an ask, I've (usually) had multiple conversations filled with these questions and I've created an ask that lines up with what I've heard from the donor. That's why most asks are something that both the donor and I are excited ab...out by that point.
This concept is useful beyond just fundraising to any job where you interact with people in a meaningful way. I cover knowing what high impact questions are, how to use them, but most importantly, why they're so important and how using them well can be a huge part of how we bring value to the benefactors with whom we work.
I list a few high impact questions that I find useful and on Monday I'll be back with an episode that lists far more and goes into depth of when and how I like to use them.
A new episode of The Philanthropy Podcast today and a big thank you as we've gone over 1,000 downloads!
If you know of a nonprofit with a small fundraising staff or no fundraising staff, then this episode will definitely have great information for them and might be a good one to share with that staff. Aly Hall discusses peer to peer fundraising and how to utilize board members and volunteers to help in your fundraising efforts.
If you know of a school, church, o...r other small nonprofit who could use extra funds, then encourage them to explore peer to peer fundraising as a way to jumpstart their efforts and improve their financial resources and security.
"I work in the development office, but I work for the families" - Pete Cullen Conway.
I'm really glad to have a great interview with Pete about his work in the development office at Misericordia, Heart of Mercy on this week's episode. Just one of the many incredible people who make such an amazing mission come to life.
What has been the best professional development conference you've attended? For me, the annual CASE Summer Institute at Dartmouth and the National Council for the Social Studies in Washington DC are my top two.
The Philanthropy Podcast: A Resource for Leaders and Development, Advancement, and Fundraising Professionals : The Philanthropy Podcast - Episode 002 - Katy Hall - The Joy Of Making The Ask