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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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Join us at our new blog, where we will be posting weekly updates with articles and resources for development staff, CEO, and board members. Sign up for our weekly Benevon E-New$ to receive blog updates, as well as white papers and free templates. This Ask Benevon blog will be archived. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Ask Benevon
How do I pass a donor relationship to someone who doesn't know that donor yet? Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Ask Benevon
How do you come up with enough different speakers that inspire? Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Why did you write a second edition of your book? Do I really need it if I already have the first edition? Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Is there a suggested agenda for the “CEO Golden Hours” event...We would like to learn how you recommend integrating it into the overall model. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Ask Benevon
Can you have your Ask Event onsite?...We were wondering if we could use our gym as a way to save money. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Ask Benevon
...I notice that our Ask Event has generated many unpaid pledges...I can see that follow-up calls have been made after the event...Is this common? Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Ask Benevon
...We have been hosting a gala dinner...trying to figure out if it's best to keep it an invite-only, no-charge event or to charge a fee to make sure we cover our costs. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Ask Benevon
...concern for confidentiality in sharing stories about clients and former clients...any ideas you can suggest on how to be effective with the model while still honoring the need for confidentiality. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Ask Benevon
What's a good target for the number of people you actually reach on the follow-up calls? Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Ask Benevon
We are considering switching to emailing guests rather than trying to reach them by phone. Do you have any thoughts... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Ask Benevon
We are coming up on summer months and our organization has traditionally struggled to keep our Points of Entry going during this time...What can we do? Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Ask Benevon
We are coming up on summer months and our organization has traditionally struggled to keep our Points of Entry going during this time...What can we do? Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Ask Benevon
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 Apr 17, 2017 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