FREE EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR

Making the Ask

Thursday, September 19, 2019

10:00–11:00 a.m. CT

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Firespring’s business development experts Kelly Medwick and Michael Blue to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the process and how to turn this around with 6 simple action steps.

Kelly and Michael will help you overcome barriers and show how you can fully understand the power of your network. You’ll leave this webinar with for-profit strategies to make your next ‘ask’ a walk in the park.

Discover how to:

  • Identify an opportunity through research and collaboration.
  • Illustrate your supporter’s impact to secure an initial meeting.
  • Share how potential donors can play a role in your important work.
  • Resolve concerns and move to close.
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About the Presenter

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Kelly’s role is to ensure Firespring clients benefit from our strategic marketing solutions, which includes print, creative services, website and software development. Prior to joining Firespring, she oversaw fund development and marketing for a Nebraska public-private partnership called Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, developed new media markets for Learfield Media and developed client relationships and marketing communications for The Gallup Organization.

As a mentor and manager, Kelly puts people first. When it comes to coaching, supporting and pushing her team, there is no better leader. Not only does Kelly work tirelessly to help grow the community, she enables her team and others within the advertising and nonprofit community to be excited to change and impact others positively. She does this by not only facilitating and championing support to nonprofits and impact organizations through Firespring’s mission but by volunteering her time to the Flatwater Shakespeare Company, the American Marketing Association and many other organizations. In 2014, she was recognized as the AMA Lincoln Marketer of the Year.