Does Ask, Ask, and Ask Again Really Work?
Doing the same thing wrong over and over doesn’t improve results.
I noticed a comment on a LinkedIn post recently that said, “Ask, ask, and ask again. All the rest is commentary.”
Here was my response:
“I think I have to respectfully disagree.
Asking at the wrong time only angers major donors. Asking over and over angers donors. Asking without providing value angers donors.
I don’t believe that major gift fundraising works to get results the same way pounding a hammer against a nail does to get it into a piece of wood. I get “asked, asked, asked” all the time and I don’t give. But the people who invest the time to get to know me, build a relationship with me and match what their organization does with how I want to find meaning in my life… they get my money every time.”
Who do you think is right? Me or him?