10 Traits of a Trusted Adviser

There’s such a difference in the dynamics of a relationship when your donor views you as a friend and a trusted adviser and not just as someone trying to sell them. Here are my 10 Traits of Trusted Advisers. Practice these in all of your relationships. 10 Traits...

What happens when we fail to listen?

I say that you should make it your goal that in meetings you talk only about 25% of the time and you let your donors talk about 75% of the time. Before you can ask for a bigger gift, you need to learn what your donor would be willing to invest in, and you don’t...
Your mission in their words

Your mission in their words

We remember better the things that we say much better than the things that are said to us. Think about your most recent conversation.  It’s likely that you have a better recall of the things that you said than the things that were said to you. As a major gifts...