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  • Start Here — Conversation Sparks: Major Donors

    Posted by Joshua on February 7, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Here are a couple of questions to get you thinking about major donors and engaging with the community.

    Click the blue button that says REPLY on the right and share your response to one (or both) of the questions below. Then, scroll down and reply to someone’s comment. To do that, hover over a person’s comment and click the reply button (it looks like an arrow curving to the left).

    1. What’s the first thing you do to prepare for a meeting with a major donor?
    2. What’s the most important question you ask a major donor to understand their interests?

    Matt replied 1 week, 5 days ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Joshua

    February 7, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    Such great questions, Josh! 🙂
    1. Before I meet with a major donor, I always do a little research to see what they’re interested in. Google is your best friend and can often be enough. Wealth screeners can help you find out the organizations they support.

    2. The question I ask is ‘If you could solve one problem in the world

  • Matt

    February 14, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    Indeed…great questions, Josh! 😅

    1. Google, notes in our CRM, talking with a board member or someone else I know well who might know the donor.

    2. As odd as it sounds, my favorite question: “If you could go back today, what would you tell your 17-year-old self?” Our focus is on mentoring for high school students, so it speaks to that. But it also tells what the donor holds onto today, whether it’s certain values, the importance of relationships, career advice, etc.

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