Are You Asking for the Gift?

Are you a major gift fundraiser, but you find it hard to ask donors for money? That will sound strange to some, but for others it’s real.

While a few people are proud that they can steward donor relationships without making direct asks, most of us know that fundraising involves asking. Not only that but when you’re managing a caseload well, your donors want you to ask!

Or maybe you are an experienced fundraiser who isn’t scared to ask, but wants to improve your ask to be more meaningful to the donors? You will be excited about learning a new model for asking for a gift that honors and empowers the donor through every step of the process and celebrates the difference they are making, regardless of their response to the ask. The new Permission Based Asking™ Model is a game-changer; it will give you the tools you’ve been looking for to have more meaningful conversations with your donors.

No matter where you are in your fundraising journey, this course will help you to deepen your relationship with your donors, be present in those conversations, and ask better questions.

So, how do you have meaningful conversations where the donor feels honored, respected, and heard through every step of the process? Well, we believe it takes a new way of looking at your relationship with donors, and a new permission-based asking model to help you through those donor interactions.

In this course from Veritus Group’s Major Gift Academy, we provide you with a comprehensive course that includes webinars, podcasts, readings, application assignments, and individual coaching to help you reframe how you ask for a gift, conquer your fears, and become more actively engaged with your donor’s philanthropic goals.

Participants will be able to start this course whenever it works best for their schedule and will have two months from the first login to complete the material.

You will learn the key principles of our new Permission Based Asking™ Model and how it will revolutionize every conversation you have with your donors as you ask them to move forward in their engagement with your organization.

In addition to the incredible course material, you will also have the opportunity to have a one-hour, one-on-one coaching session with a Veritus Client Experience Leader who works with fundraisers on a daily basis. Your coach will help you practice the model, work through an upcoming meeting, and help you overcome your barriers to asking for a gift.

After taking this course, you will have a changed perspective, new tools, and a clearer focus on how to have permission-based conversations with every donor on your caseload. This process and incredible questions apply to everything from asking a donor their interests and passions, come on a tour, or for a financial gift.

Believe us, the Major Gift Academy is designed specifically for you to find the true joy it is to help major donors fulfill their passions to change the world through their giving.

Save 5% when you register at least a month in advance!

There are two sessions in 2019; each costs $749 per person.

Register today! Select your start date:

Starts Mar 11 Starts Jul 29

Interested? Here’s what this course covers:

One.

Learn a new model for asking for a gift that is based on permission-based conversations.

Two.

Understand why asking is important for both the nonprofit and the donor.

Three.

Learn how to identify your donor’s passions and interests to have more meaningful conversations.

Four.

Set the stage for asking the right things of the right donors.

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Create a relationship based on trust with each donor on your caseload.

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Learn ways to celebrate the donor regardless of their response to your ask.

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Face your fears that block you from putting this into practice.

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Practice asking for a gift as part of a permission-based conversation with your donor.

Download the Course Outline: Learning Guide

How does this work??

Each of the above steps will be supported through a multi-media experience including webinars, podcasts, readings, application assignments to integrate your learning, and one-on-one coaching sessions with Veritus Client Experience Leaders. You will also have access to monthly peer group discussion calls specifically on the topic of asking for a gift.

Registration

Registration costs only $749 per person, or $712 when you register more than a month in advance. Group rates are available for groups of three (3) people or more. (Email us for more information.)

Registration is now open for March 11th and July 29th classes.

Register today! Select your start date:

Starts Mar 11 Starts Jul 29

Q&AS

You probably have some questions about how this course might apply to your situation. Read below for more useful information.

How exactly does this work?

How long does this course last?

Registration ends the Friday before each session begins.

Once the class starts, you’ll have over a month to complete the course at your own pace.

What do I get out of the course?

You’ll learn a new model for asking for a gift that honors and empowers the donor through every step of the process and celebrates the difference they are making, regardless of their response to the ask. The new Permission Based Asking™ Model is a game-changer; it will give you the tools you’ve been looking for to have more meaningful conversations with your donors.

How soon do I have to decide?

Registration ends at midnight, the Friday before each session starts. Limited spots on the roster are available, so register today!

Are there CFRE Credits available?

YES. Those completing the course will receive 14 CFRE Credits.

Is this course for me?

Are you engaged in major donor fundraising?

If so, this course is for you! No matter if you are a DOD, MGO, Mid-level Officer, or anyone else who participates in your organization’s fundraising efforts directly with donors, you will benefit from this course. Why? Because it will give you a simple, powerful model to structure your conversations with donors to deepen their engagement and connection to your organization.

Do you manage other fundraising staff?

If you manage fundraising staff, this course will give you the tools you need to ensure your staff is properly working with donors to have permission-based conversations that will ensure the donor is heard, known, and empowered to make a significant difference through your organization.

What if I'm a one-person development department doing it on my own?

However big or small your operation, you have goals to meet, and your donors deserve your focused attention. Let us help you figure out how to focus on the right donors to ask in the right way.

Register today! Select your start date:

Starts Mar 11 Starts Jul 29