You’ve got a donor’s attention, awesome! Now it’s time to make your pitch—or is it? “If your pitch isn’t practiced and perfected, you may not be ready to go in for the ask,” says Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University. This exciting seminar will walk participants through the finer points of how to prepare for a pitch and increase the likelihood you get the answer you’re hoping for.

Featuring Lindsay Simonds, a fundraising coach, consultant, and strategic planner responsible for having raised over one billion philanthropic dollars, this seminar will discuss how organizations can do their homework and create a customized presentation based on donor preferences. We will also cover skills such as being your authentic self, listening quietly while the donor responds, and cultivating respect for the donor. Participants will learn the benefits of role playing to practice making the ask, as well as other cause-selling techniques.

Feeling like you’re ready? Join us for this vital presentation to make sure you’re bringing everything you’ve got to the table.

Date and Time

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus