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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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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 5 days ago 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
Why is it OK for some Ask Event guests to not have attended a Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Is there any other way we should be cultivating a relationship to keep them interested and to help "ripen the fruit" so that they are more inclined to attend the Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Is it OK to schedule Point of Entry Events outside our regularly scheduled time? Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Ask Benevon
It has become harder for our volunteers to reach Point of Entry Event attendees by phone. Leaving a message doesn't seem productive and we are wondering about perhaps using an online survey tool for those who give us email or would prefer to be contacted in that way? Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Ask Benevon
The venue we are using for our Ask Event only has tables that seat seven people. How do you suggest we work around that? Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What would be your advice on how to best present this program to prospective board members to get them excited and involved but not to overwhelm them? Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Ask Benevon
For our Ask Event, what should the centerpieces look like and what kinds of materials should we place on the table? Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Can we disclose that we will designate 10% of each contribution at our Ask Event to our endowment fund? Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Should we announce our Ask Event on our website, or should people only be invited by word-of mouth, personal invitation? Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Do the Visionary Leader speech and the pitch script overlap in any way? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Ask Benevon