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    Thanks everyone for the feedback! Much of this aligns with what our team was thinking, but it's encouraging to hear all of your thoughts and insights. Thanks again!  ------------------------------ Brad Smith Other AFP - MI Grand Rapids(616)742-0242 ...

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    Hi Brad, An approach you can take can follow this formula: Impact of the Gift + Recognition offered for the Gift = Ask Amount If you take this approach you make one ask that includes all of the intended impact that the donors full gift will have. ...

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    I make double asks regularly with my clients when they have a strong annual fund. The reason is we don’t want annual donors to get out of the habit of giving to the annual fund; that’s the danger if you make a single ask during the campaign. When making ...

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    For the whole organization? Take a look at CamousWorks. Or do you mean for your fundraising program? Sent from my iPhone

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    HI Chris, Good question!  Here are a couple of samples that I found online that are similar to the RFPs we respond to.  FYI, most of the RFPs we receive are not more than 4 pages in length. https://www.ocalafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/RFP-FOR-NONPROFIT-STRATEGIC-PLANNING-FACILITATORS-final.pdf  ...

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    Hi Brad, I'm assuming your donor knows the double ask is coming? Definitely make that clear in advance. I always start by underscoring the importance of keeping annual support consistent. I take it as an opportunity to reinforce that annual support ...

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