Tag Archives: asking

Ask if you are going to ask

The other day, an email appeared in my inbox, telling me all about a new hoopla. It told me why I was chosen (good), what it would give me (okay, but I would have preferred an impact or why it … Continue reading

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On Asking

The other night I was the speaker at a Junior League general membership meeting.  My topic was about the fundraising ask.  But even before I got up to talk, one of the members gave the best workshop on why asking … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Ira Glass

Dear Ira Glass, Like millions of others, I’m a big fan. And like too many of those others, I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t support This American Life. I listen to the podcast at the gym, and delight in … Continue reading

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No is Not the End of the World

It doesn’t take much to make a good day feel bad. Any kind of rejection will do it. I think that is why so many people have such a hard time fundraising. Why stick your hand inside the mouth of … Continue reading

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