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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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We are wondering if it's okay to include an invitation to our Ask Event in the direct mail appeal we send out in April. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ask Benevon
...making the follow-up calls a challenge. Do you have any suggestions on how to be more effective with these calls? Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Ask Benevon
We are planning for our Ask Event and want to know what the policy is for having staff members serve as Table Captains? Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Ask Benevon
If someone wants to make a financial donation right after the Point of Entry Event, how should we proceed? Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Is it possible for too many thank-you calls/follow-up calls to be made? Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Ask Benevon
What role does a website, email, PayPal, or other form of electronic donation capability play in the Benevon Model? Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Does it make sense to combine a larger “growth initiative” ask with our annual fundraising Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Should we wait to ask donors who are ready to give? Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Ask Benevon
I'm new to the nonprofit field and a feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the buzz-words when it comes to sources of income for nonprofits. Is there one easy reference source you'd suggest? Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Why an Ask Event breakfast or lunch, and not a dinner? Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Ask Benevon
How do you suggest we create a sizzling event with so little audio-visual collateral and no ability to go on a physical "tour"? Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Ask Benevon
We...are wondering if the targets and benchmarks have changed with the fluctuations and challenges in the economy over the past few years. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Can we effectively use a testimonial speaker from the Point of Entry at the Ask Event as well? Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Ask Benevon
What is Benevon's advice on how the Ask Event videos should be used after they have been used for an event? Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Our CEO is extremely busy and is having a hard time getting in calls and visits to donors. As a development director, how can I help her carve out time for this? Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Do you recommend that be a volunteer, staff member, or Benevon team member as an Ambassador Manager? Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Ask Benevon
Any advice on expressing sincere appreciation for a very generous gift? Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Do donors expect an explanation of what is being done with their donations? Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Ask Benevon
We are working on recognition for our Multiple-Year Giving Society. What are your thoughts on giving thank-you gifts or offering benefits for each level? Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Ask Benevon
We received a good response to our Multiple-Year Giving Society, but are wondering how to figure what percentage of the guests joined. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Can we incorporate Q&A into the Point of Entry program? Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Ask Benevon
How do we best leverage this {challenge] gift to inspire people to give, as the donor is being very flexible? Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Ask Benevon
We want our guests to be able to pay with a credit card swipe the day of the Ask Event. Has anyone done this before and how? Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Ask Benevon
How do we determine the giving levels when there is a big range of donors attending? Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 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