If the thought of meeting with donors has you on edge...

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Image: David castillo dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Does this sound like you? You really want to be asking for donations face-to-face but you don't know where to start. You're afraid you'll meet with a big donor and make a mistake or say something wrong or mess it up some other way. What if they ask a question that you don't know how to answer?

You know that face-to-face solicitations can raise more money than direct mail or writing grants or any other solicitation method. But you're worried that you don't have the experience (or know the "secrets") to do these types of donor meetings. Meeting with donors and asking for money in-person is out of your comfort zone and a little scary.

Or maybe asking for donations face-to-face is part of your job but you've never actually done this. Everyone thinks you know how to do it but no one has ever taught you! You don't know the right words to use when asking for a big gift so you've been putting it off. You're staying really busy doing other things like working events or writing appeal letters but you're not raising as much money as your organization needs. You're working all the time and would really love to figure out a way to engage donors who will step up and write a big check to support your organization's good work. 

The Good News: You Can Do This!

But there's good news - you can start asking for donations face-to-face and start raising more money right now! Imagine how things will be different if someone gives you some practical step-by-step advice. Instead of having nightmares worrying about meeting with donors and asking for donations face-to-face, you'll have all the knowledge and confidence to have easy, comfortable conversations with your donors. You don't have to struggle with figuring out what to say or worry about making mistakes. You'll raise more money faster to support your organization's mission faster.

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Image: Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Imagine how great it will feel to be sitting across the table from someone as they write a big check to support your organization. It’s not hard to get from where you are now to where you’d like to be – having an easy conversation with a donor and asking them for a major gift - you just need some training. 

Asking for Donations Face-to-Face is a live webinar class designed to help you master the face-to-face ask and hit a home run every time! This class is super focused on how to ask in person.  Everything you'll learn you can start using right away. This means you'll be raising more money and enabling more support for your mission right away! 

We'll go through step-by-step how to ask someone for money face-to-face. We’ll explore the critical steps that you must take before, during and after a face-to-face ask. You’ll learn exactly what to say when you’re meeting with your prospect or donor to ask for a gift.

During this live webinar class, you’ll learn:

  • Why two people is better than one when asking for donations
  • Why “just seeing where the conversation goes” is never a good idea
  • How what you do before the meeting impacts everything that comes after
  • Why the questions you ask are more important than most anything else you’ll say
  • When it’s smart to stop talking about your organization
  • Why (and how) you should never take ‘no’ as the (final) answer
  • And much more

What you get:

  • Live webinar on Thursday, April 16 at 1PM Eastern time (12noon Central, 11AM Mountain, 10AM Pacific). If you can't make the live date and time, no problem!
  • You'll receive a link to the class recording to watch at your convenience. You're not tied to a schedule that may or may not work for you! 
  • Plus you'll get the training slides as a PDF that you can save to your computer for future reference.
  • You'll also receive a special bonus script (see below for more on the bonus).

Photo by: Sarah Skeen

Photo by: Sarah Skeen

Asking for Donations Face-to-Face  is taught by Kathie Kramer Ryan. Kathie is the founder of Arroyo Fundraising and has spent the past 15 years helping organizations world-wide raise millions of dollars through event planning, annual fund, grant writing, capital campaigns and major gift solicitations. She got her start running fundraising events and the annual fund program for a small grassroots nonprofit in Denver, Colorado. She loves sharing what she's learned over the years with fundraisers like you! Kathie is a past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter and serves on the Steering Committee for the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver.



If you’ve done a training with me before, you know that I provide solid fundraising tips you can really use, hints on how to get the work done, and plenty of real-world examples. Here are a few testimonials from past attendees:

“In yesterday’s webinar, I took notes and learned great information. Thank you for the wonderful educational material. Every communication from you has provided practical, usable information. I appreciate the work that goes into it.”   --Elise D, Development Director, Manchester, Missouri

“Thank you for getting our wheels turning. After your lesson, I feel like fundraising can become a more natural part of regular operations for me. I've been actively cultivating since we met, and am looking forward to making the jump to asking for a gift.”  --Michelle N, Board Secretary, Westminster, Colorado

“Kathie, I love your presentations!”  --Peggy D, Director of Development, Birmingham, Alabama

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Image: Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

So what’s the cost?

All of this knowledge and expertise in one package is available for the Early Bird price of just $47. The regular price is $67 but you can get in for $47 if you act quickly! 

You’ll learn the secrets on how to successfully ask for donations face-to-face. If you had to hire a private consultant or bring someone on staff with this level of expertise, it would cost you thousands of dollars and would take months of your time to get up to speed! I’m proud and thrilled to offer this training to you for such an affordable price.


I’m serious about helping you succeed, so I’m throwing in a written 7-step script for how to make the Ask. You’ll receive this script in PDF form so you can save it to your computer and refer to it again and again.

By far the most effective way to raise money for your nonprofit organization is to ask for donations face-to-face. If you (or your organization) are not doing this, you’re leaving money on the table. There is huge potential for impact when you connect with donors in this way. Why not tap into this potential?