If asking a potential donor for money feels awkward or uncomfortable in any way to you, then you might be doing it all wrong. (The good news is, most people feel this way, and we know how to help.)
I’m almost certain you already have the resources and connections that you need to increase your funding. Now, you just need to learn how to ask.
Raising money is all about understanding how to invite other people to solve a problem with you by helping them take ownership of the cause.
Asking for funding is all about helping donors understand how their giving makes a difference. When they make a donation, we want them to clearly know what we are accomplishing together.
After working with one of our clients on follow-up commitment scripts, they wrote our Tailored Coaching Team saying, “I realized, signing them [the donor] up not only helped me, it also helps them to do what they want to do!”
God could be calling you to step outside of your comfort zone, AND He could be calling your financial potential partners to step outside of theirs! This is where we really get to see God at work in our lives and in the lives of our partners.
So, before you make your next call or have your next appointment….
1. Pray about your motives and the generous amounts you should ask for.
2. Ask the Spirit to be present and to guide you.
3. Listen to God and obey His voice.
Asking for a generous response is about inviting someone else to experience the blessings of investing in God’s Kingdom. Oftentimes, you lose potential donors, simply because you don’t ask.
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 NLT
To read more about The Anatomy of An Effective Ask, download your copy of ourHow to Get a Generous Response (almost) Every Time You Ask.