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Benevon
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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How do we determine the giving levels when there is a big range of donors attending? Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ask Benevon
Our Pitch Person for our upcoming Ask Event is also going to be serving as a Table Captain. How do we ensure the pledge cards get passed out at the appropriate time, since our Pitch Person will be speaking? Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What is the best way to reach a live person in the follow-up call? Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What is the best way to reach a live person in the follow-up call? Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What should we do to get the emotion back in our Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What are the best times on the weekend to host a Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Ask Benevon
How do we determine whether we do a breakfast or lunch for the Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Where should we conduct our Point of Entry Events if we do not have an office? Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What are the characteristics of a strong Ambassador? Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What can we do to make our Point of Entry Event and Point of Entry in a Box more sizzling and get a better referral rate? Is it OK to have dialog with the guests between tour stops? Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What's the right ratio of new guests to returning donors at our Ask Event? We seem to have a room full of current donors every year and it seems to slow our growth, but the current donors love coming. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Ask Benevon
We have a clinic and are worried about patient confidentiality. How do we go about Finding Stories for the Seven-Minute Video? Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Can we use an existing tagline to name our Point of Entry Event and Multiple-Year Giving Society? Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What is your advice regarding pre-printing a guest's name and the contact information on the pledge form, with a notation on it to please print any updates/corrections clearly? Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Ask Benevon
At our Point of Entry Events, I am the tour guide and also tell all of the stories. At what point do you refresh stories or add in new ones? Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What happens if a Table Captain asks 14 people (as you suggest) and more than 10 of them are able to attend and show up that morning for the Ask Event? How will they all be seated at a table that is set for 10? Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Ask Benevon
How do we transition from an annual fund appeal to the Benevon Model? Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Ask Benevon
How have other groups engaged new team members? We have a great core group of committed team members, but we can see that having more team members would help us expand our reach into the community and be even more successful in our implementation of the Benevon Model. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Ask Benevon
We are having a difficult time coming up with the Emotional Hook. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What is the best time of year to plan your Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Why should we go through all the work of holding Point of Entry Events? How many people who attend Point of Entry Events will actually end up attending our Ask Event and giving us money? Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Can the Benevon Model be tailored to fit corporate sponsorship? Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Can you explain how we would get started using the Benevon Model, even if we are in the middle of a capital campaign? Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Is it OK to make minor changes to the pledge card, placement of the video in the program, and the Visionary Leader speech in the second-year Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What if we do not have full board buy-in for the Benevon approach? Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Ask Benevon