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501(c) Success: Major Gifts-The Artful Ask

Monday, November 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am • Organized By Nonprofit Connect
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110


What if you had a specific three sentence formula to ask a donor for anything? What exactly do you say to someone to encourage generosity? We’re bringing Marcy Heim, CFRE, a respected authority in enhancing major gift success, to Kansas City to offer a clear understanding of crafting an ask. As she says, “a confused donor doesn’t give, and a confused fundraiser doesn’t ask.”

Join us to meet Marcy and learn how to think through the entire process of asking for a donation. You’ll be able to apply this ask formula not only to major gifts requests, but also to event sponsors, operations, board service, endowment gifts and annual fund leadership gifts. 

During this session participants will:

  1. Address the fear of asking by knowing exactly how to craft an ask
  2. Learn a three sentence formula with proven results guaranteed to help you be clear no matter what you are asking for.
  3. Write and deliver an ask right in the session!
You may have already created a great relationship with your donor, but the gift comes from a clear ask that is confidently delivered. 

Cancellation/Program Policies:

No refunds will be processed after November 12. No shows will be billed. Please note when registering if you have dietary restrictions. Nonprofit Connect may take photographs or videos at public events, so we ask that you read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Parking Instructions:

Parking is available in the lot in front of the conference center.
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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
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