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Seattle, WA
Benevon trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to implement a mission-based system for raising sustainable funding from individual donors. This system ends the suffering about fundraising and builds passionate and committed lifelong donors.
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Is it bad to have the guests sitting throughout the three bucket presentations? We're thinking it might be hard for some guests to stand for a half hour. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Ask Benevon
Can we add a box to the pledge card that says, "I am currently in a multi-year pledge and will continue that commitment” so that they don't have years of pledges? Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Ask Benevon
What should we do for our tour next week when it comes to the welcome? Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Ask Benevon
How do you recommend a local direct service nonprofit (that follows the Benevon Model pretty well) increase tour attendance? And increase the number of referrals from tour attendees? Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Ask Benevon
donor-centric, mission focused, story, relationship, Florida, Ambassador, Point of Entry, POE, mission, Wish List, Fact Sheet Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Ask Benevon
Do we discuss what an Ambassador is at our Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Ask Benevon
I would like to know Benevon's thoughts on a manageable number of multiple-year donors a single employee should realistically manage. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Ask Benevon
What should we do with our small number of "ripened fruit" potential donors in the next 18 months--one-on-one asks? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Ask Benevon
...highlight our top three programs at the Point of Entry Event. Is that any different than what you say in your current Point of Entry material, where you say, "Focusing on your three overarching areas of impact"? Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Ask Benevon
Can we do online Point of Entry Events? Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Ask Benevon
When implementing the Benevon Model, what is the policy for sending out appeal letters? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Ask Benevon
If you only have two months until your Ask Event, and only half of the people on a Table Captain's list of invites have been through a Point of Entry, do they still invite them to the breakfast? Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Ask Benevon
I'm having trouble coming up with ideas for a Free Feel-Good Cultivation Event... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Ask Benevon
We are struggling to identify a testimonial speaker for our Ask Event. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Ask Benevon
...we should be having personal contacts with our Giving Society donors twice a year. What should those contacts look like? Are they by phone or email or in person? Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Ask Benevon the mail pieces we currently send fit into the model. Specifically, is it advisable to continue sending the standard mail requests for support? Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Ask Benevon
We are considering creating a Junior Board, or Leadership Council more likely, and wanted to see if you had an opinion on if there was a thresh-hold for when the timing was right to do this? Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Ask Benevon
What is the percentage of the RSVPs that will actually attend the event? Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Ask Benevon
Benevon, Fundraising, Fact Sheet, Wish List, wishlist, mental health, support center, Benevon Model, Point of Entry Events, Alberta Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Ask Benevon
Why is it important to pass out the pledge cards at the Ask Event? Why can't they be placed on the table? Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Would it be a good practice for me to add the three-level Multiple-Year Giving Society range to the envelope on my next design iteration? Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Do you have any examples that we can review or download that would help in recruiting team members? Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Ask Benevon
What suggestions do you have to increase the interest for development involvement? Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Ask Benevon
I went through Benevon training in 2008. Have the formulas changed since the recession? Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Ask Benevon do you get started? Who invites the very first people to the very first Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Ask Benevon