Ben Franklin had some great advice for fundraisers!
- Ask people you KNOW will give.
- Ask those who might give. Let them know what you’ve raised so far. If appropriate, show them who’s already given.
- Ask those you know won’t give. They may surprise you! NEVER say “No” for someone! Give them a chance to surprise you!
Of course this assumes that you represent a cause worth giving to AND have shared a compelling vision AND have laid out a strategy/plan that represents thoughtful leadership.