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Making the Ask: Danville

May 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Fundraising can be a nightmare, but River District Consulting Group can help you turn this daunting task into a dream! This interactive workshop will give you the resources you need to build solid fundraising skills, in a fun and open environment. Did you know that personal, face-to-face solicitations are the cheapest way to raise unrestricted operating funds?

During this 2-hour workshop for nonprofit staff and board members, participants will deepen their knowledge of donor relationship building and gain confidence in soliciting donations for your nonprofit organization. Through group activities and practical interactive scenarios, we will cover the how-to’s of “making the ask” – from scheduling the appointment to asking the right questions, from responding to objections to following up after the solicitation.

We’ll cover:

  • Fundraising principles
  • The fundraising cycle
  • Relationship building
  • Preparing for the ask
  • Making the ask
  • After the ask
  • Donor stewardship
  • …and more!

Food will be provided to attendees; please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

The Nonprofit Network will be offering this workshop in all three of our service areas (Caswell County, Danville, and Pittsylvania County), so if you can’t make one of these times work for you, consider signing up for a different one.

This event is FREE for Nonprofit Network members. For all others, when registering for this series we ask you to “Pay What You Can” – we understand that our region has many organizations and passionate people that may not always have access to professional development funds for our workshops. We hope to help reduce these barriers whenever possible. Any workshop fees you would like to pay will help equip the Nonprofit Network to continue our capacity building work to support a vibrant social impact sector in our communities.

Your purchase will include entry to the session and food for each registrant. The suggested amount is $15/ticket for non-members. See our Member Directory here for a full list of our member organizations and individuals. To join the Dan River Nonprofit Network, view our benefits here. Note that the amount you choose will be classified as a program fee for these services to attend the workshop, and is not a tax deductible donation. If you would prefer to pay via invoice/check please email crosby@danrivernonprofits.org instead of completing this online registration/payment. To purchase multiple registrations, please fill out the registration for each participant, or email crosby@danrivernonprofits.org with any questions.


May 25, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Dan River Nonprofit Network
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Southside Community Learning Center
524 Chatham Avenue
Danville, VA 25451 United States
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