Institute for Charitable Giving

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I’m Not Really Sure I’m Totally Committed to the Organization

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It’s absolutely amazing what you don’t raise when you don’t ask. Board members cannot abdicate their responsibility for raising funds. No Money, No Mission. In every organization, it requires philanthropy to meet its mission.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be drawing on some of the top reasons Board Members and Volunteers give for not being willing to solicit—and more.


If this is the case, you should indeed not be asking others for a gift. If you are not head-over-heels dedicated to our organization, you very likely won’t do a good job of asking others for a gift. Perhaps you’re involved with the wrong organization.

But here’s what I suggest. Get to know us much better and understand how we touch lives in a very special way. I’ll talk with you more about that.

Then, get ready to ask.

One thing we know that is one of the most powerful attributes in your arsenal of a successful ask is your commitment and passion. You must feel really good about us before you go out. Let’s talk some more about our outreach and how we serve in a way no other organization does.


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