I’ve been doing LOTS of trainings in the previous few months. And getting lots of the identical varieties of questions.
They often sound like:
“How do I do know when a proper time to ask so-and-so?”
“How do I do know if that asking quantity is an excessive amount of?”
“That is what occurred throughout the ask. I haven’t heard again in weeks. Do you assume I offended her?”
Maybe you could have requested a few of these your self.
They’re good questions. They usually’re motivated by a need to do proper.
However all of them have a standard denominator: solely the donor is aware of the reply.
“Ask With out Concern” isn’t nearly cash
The one manner you’ll actually know the solutions to those questions is to ask the opposite individual.
- For the timing query, I might not ask if it’s the proper time. I’d simply ask for the appointment.
- For the quantity query in face-to-face asks (in-person or on Zoom), I all the time encourage folks to think about asking politely larger than they’d anticipated. (There are methods to do that with out being a jerk. And please, don’t be a jerk.)
- For the “did I offend her” query, ask. Apply the wording that makes essentially the most sense to you. Take a look at out completely different phrases till you discover a couple that work.
Individuals will let you know should you ask them
Considering and praying and strategizing are essential. However you’ll be able to’t learn donors’ minds any greater than you’ll be able to learn your greatest good friend’s thoughts. The excellent news is, these questions might be answered – and these relationships strengthened – by instantly, politely asking.
Who do that you must ask this week?