You know the feeling. You're in a meeting with a major donor prospect, and the conversation is going well. They're engaged, they're asking good questions, and you can tell they're interested in what you have to say. But then, just when you think you're about to close the deal, they bring up another topic entirely.
Major donor fundraising is an essential part of any nonprofit's success but it's not something that should be taken lightly. By following this major donor fundraising strategy, you can be sure that your major donor solicitations are well-planned and executed successfully.
Asking donors for money can be one of the most daunting tasks of a fundraiser. After all, no one wants to be rejected or made to feel like they are being taken advantage of. However, asking for donations is a necessary part of the job, and there are ways to do it effectively. Here are some tips on how to ask a donor for money in a way that is respectful and likely to result in a donation.