How to Identify and Respond to Fundraising “No”sv

ALLISON GAUSS | May 14, 2014

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One of the greatest challenges of being a development professional is dealing with rejection. The fact is, you are going to hear the word “No” a lot. But the best fundraisers know not to take it personally and get right back on that fundraising horse. They also learn that sometimes a No can help you find your way to a Yes. While many of your fundraising NOs will be passive (e.g., an unopened email or tipan ignored CTA), having a personal conversation with a donor or corporate representative allows you to listen to them in real time and possibly learn what is holding them back from committing to your cause.

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