How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture, Updated and Expanded Edition
A completely revised edition of the must-have resource for increasing your nonprofit's bottom line.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling book The Ask is filled with suggestions, guidelines, and down-to-earth advice that will give you the confidence to ask anyone for any size gift, for any purpose. Written in winning language, filled with sample dialogues, and offering a wealth of tips and tools, this book addresses common mistakes made when asking and shows how to correct each mistake, providing guidance and direction on how to make a great ask.
©2010 Laura Fredricks (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
ZEN. LDS. GTD. FTW.
There is good information here - I'm sure of it - but you have to slog through the worst kind of filler to get to it.
It starts in the introduction. Instead of just saying "this book is for everyone" and leaving it at that, it painstakingly lists every profession, situation and human being that might ever have a use for the book.
This happened repeatedly in the first two chapters of the book, list after long list when it could have been summed up in a sentence or two.
This is filler of the worst kind because it's so blatant and lazy. It's an attempt for the publisher to increase the page count without increasing value. It only serves to aggravate and kill valuable time.
The Ask is an opportunity ruined. I'll be The Asking for a refund.
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