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Simply ask! –

I have been doing LOTS of trainings in the previous couple of months. And getting plenty of the identical sorts of questions.

They typically sound like:

“How do I do know when a proper time to ask so-and-so?”
“How do I do know if that asking quantity is an excessive amount of?”
“That is what occurred throughout the ask. I have not heard again in weeks. Do you suppose I offended her?”

Maybe you may have requested a few of these your self.

They’re good questions. They usually’re motivated by a want to do proper.

However all of them have a standard denominator: solely the donor is aware of the reply.


“Ask With out Concern” is not nearly cash
The one approach you will actually know the solutions to those questions is to ask the opposite individual.

  • For the timing query, I might not ask if it is the fitting time. I would just ask for the appointment.
  • For the quantity query in face-to-face asks (in-person or on Zoom), I all the time encourage individuals to contemplate asking politely greater than they’d anticipated. (There are methods to do that with out being a jerk. And please, do not be a jerk.)
  • For the “did I offend her” query, ask. Observe the wording that makes essentially the most sense to you. Check out completely different phrases till you discover a couple that work.

Individuals will inform you when you ask them

Considering and praying and strategizing are necessary. However you possibly can’t learn donors’ minds any greater than you possibly can learn your finest good friend’s thoughts. The excellent news is, these questions may be answered – and these relationships strengthened – by instantly, politely asking.

Who do you might want to ask this week?



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