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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 received a $10,000 gift from a donor to be used in one of our three major program areas. They gave us the donation to specifically challenge people to match their gift at our upcoming Ask Event, with the money going towards the same program. What is the best way to announce this at our Ask Event? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ask Benevon
...should show our Table Captains what the pledge card looks like during their training? Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Can you explain why you have stressed five-year pledges so I can bring that back to the rest of my board? Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Do you have ideas for how to market our anniversary using the Benevon Model? Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Ask Benevon
...we are hoping to be able to do more with social media and are wondering how you have seen that fit with the model--donor cultivation in particular. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Ask Benevon
In the Benevon Model, are there any resources you can share for a creating a pipeline between our annual donors and major donors? Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Ask Benevon
We have found that people have a lot of questions throughout and following our Point of Entry, so we are considering adding a Q&A session before we wrap up the tour. Is that advisable? Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Do you have any videos or information for agencies that have been doing this same model for years? How can we switch it up? Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Do you have any benchmarks you can provide on organizations who have effectively implemented the Point of Entry in a Box? Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Ask Benevon
One question that has come up repeatedly for our team is whether or not to promote our Point of Entry Events on our website, or limit it to personal invitations only. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Ask Benevon
What are your thoughts on having more than one "fundraising committee/board" for separate activities of a nonprofit? Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Ask Benevon
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