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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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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 4 days ago 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
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I would like some suggestions on ways to get people on a Benevon team more involved. We have some very involved team members, and others who are not. I don't want the team members doing all the work to get burnt out. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Ask Benevon
We live in a "snowbird" town with lots of seasonal residents. When should we do our Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What is the average cash gift at the Ask Event we can expect? Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Ask Benevon
For someone who has been to a Point of Entry but can't come to an Ask Event, is one-on-one the only way to ask? What about year-end annual appeal? Special mailing? Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Ask Benevon
The Leadership Gift ideally comes from individual donors (rather than corporations). This gift is announced at the Ask Event by your pitch person before the group ask and is designed to inspire giving from the guests at the event. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Ask Benevon
What about a couple that gives $5,000 for one year? They never come to events, and say that they don't have time to come to our Point of Entry. How do we cultivate this couple? Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Does our board chair need to attend our Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Ask Benevon
Do I follow up with people who attended the Ask Event and didn't make a gift? Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Ask Benevon
How can we cultivate past Point of Entry attendees and get them back on the cycle? Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Ask Benevon
Could you please give some more examples of this aspect of the Story that is presented at each Bucket Stop? Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Ask Benevon
Do we have to wait until after the Point of Entry and Follow-Up Call to ask people to be an Ambassador? Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Ask Benevon
Only 4% of our donors have given above $1,000 annually, in this situation, are the units of $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 too aggressive? Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Ask Benevon
Our free civil legal service delivery for low-income people is based upon a volunteer model of 800+ attorneys. Only 5% of our volunteers donate their money to our organization. How do we inspire volunteer attorneys to donate their money? Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Ask Benevon
Our charity won an opportunity to host 40 guests at a cocktail reception at a very high-end downtown venue. Can you help us mitigate the challenges unique to this venue? Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Ask Benevon
How do I convert an event where the guests can't sit down, such as a festival or dine-around event, to a Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Ask Benevon
Can you please explain the benefit of a multi-year pledge (which has an end date) versus a monthly giving program which has no end date? Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Ask Benevon
How do we Capture the Names at our annual holiday banquet fundraising dinner, and can we use it as a Point of Entry Event? Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Ask Benevon