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The Art of the Ask – Developing Your Donor Dance Steps

February 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EST

Gabe Foster
(704) 887-4142
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Please join BDO USA, LLP for our second session of the 2018 BDO KNOWLEDGE Nonprofit and Education Webinar Series, "The Art of the Ask – Developing Your Donor Dance Steps."

No matter how large and successful an organization may be, almost every nonprofit is interested in having more cash to accomplish its mission. BDO’s recent Nonprofit Standard Benchmarking Survey found that 40 percent of organizations list loss of revenue as a concern for their boards – which can be devastating for a nonprofit.  Despite this concern, successful fundraising remains the number one challenge for most nonprofits, and many nonprofit executives and Board members either hate or fear fundraising.
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the dynamics of the "Ask" and why and how to develop a process to set it up
  • Develop tools and templates (such as Pre- and Post-Ask Checklists) to manage, monitor, and track progress and closing ratios
  • Implement techniques to use in filling up an organization's Donor Dance-Card
Delivery: The webinar will be delivered via the BDO Online CPE Network
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.5 CPE Credits in the field of Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Overview
BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
Like a brilliantly choreographed dance, asking for money is an art form with specific intertwined steps that require both precision and passion. Join seasoned presenters as they share their unique 360 degree views of fundraising based on their own hands on experiences as a CEO, Board Member, Donor, Fundraiser, Sponsor, and Nonprofit Consultant.
Paul Jan Zdunek, Managing Director, Nonprofit & Education Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP
Ruth Westreich, President, The Westreich Foundation