Asking About Asking

Questions that Give Pause

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Guest Post by Kent Stroman

If I could give anyone anything to enrich their life, it would be better asking tools.  I’ve spent years in the world of fundraising trying to ask better questions and engage with donors at a level that goes beyond dollar amounts.

The mark of a great question is that it causes someone to pause before they answer. 

A few months ago, I was able to spend some time with a colleague who I’ve known for several years. During our...

Assuming and Guessing

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Assuming and Guessing

Personal Note from Bob:  Are you involved in “Fundraising?”

Either personally, or perhaps as a board member of a non-profit organization?  Or do you have friends who work in or with ministries or non-profits that you would love to help?   For the past 42 years I have been personally involved in fundraising.  “Fundraising” is a topic that I frequently speak on.   I read extensively about “Fundraising.”  Recently I discovered Kent Stroman’s book, Asking about Asking.  I had read only a few paragraphs when I said to myself, “This...

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