Tue, Mar 15|
How to Ask for a Gift in the Age of Zoom
This technique-driven session will look at how to set-up the donor visit, whether in person or virtual, and two ways to make the ask, which can be applied to any visit format.
Time & Location
Mar 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, major gift work revolved around in-person donor visits.
This approach created significant barriers for smaller nonprofits as well as wear-and-
tear on traveling major gift officers.
The pandemic brought both donors and development professionals to a new place,
demonstrating that major gift work can, indeed, take place online. The expectation is
that donor preference will prevail going forward--and that a number of donors will prefer
to continue visiting online. Technique-driven, the session will look at how to set-up the
donor visit and two ways to make the ask, which can be applied to any visit format.
Diane G. Remin, Founder & President, MajorDonors.com
Named among the top 25 fundraising consultants by Philanthropy Media in 2016, Diane Remin founded MajorDonors.com ten years ago to help small-to-mid-sized organizations boost their revenues, with an eye toward major gifts. The company creates Fundraising Roadmaps that uncover “low hanging fruit;” offers a unique performance-based major gift program; prepares organizations for capital campaigns; and emphasizes donor retention.
Diane is a top-rated workshop presenter who has taught groups ranging in size from 20 to 400 up and down the east coast.
An active solicitor herself, Diane has served on nonprofit boards for the past 15 years. Prior to founding MajorDonors.com, she was a Senior Associate at Biondolillo Associates, Inc., a marketing and development company that creates innovative, branded fundraising programs for nonprofit organizations.
Diane holds a B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M.A. Ed. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
As she likes to say, “Giving is good for your health!”