The Art of the Ask in this Digital Age and Pandemic

  • 2020 Webinars
  • Advancement
  • Elementary Schools
  • High Schools

Thursday, October 1st
The webinar will be approximately one hour and start at 3 p.m.

As technology plays a growing and important role in the solicitation of charitable gifts, it is important that we also remember the "art of the ask" through personal contact and direct mail solicitation. There is still no more effective way to communicate than in person, and therefore no more effective way to solicit support than to do so face-to-face. And in this age of social media, direct mail solicitation still plays an important role, if you offer an almost irresistible appeal.
Rick Blain, CFRE Owner, Richard R Blain & Associates, LLC    

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Rick has more than thirty-five years professional experience in fund development and public relations, establishing his consulting firm approximately twenty years ago.Richard R. Blain & Associates, LLC provides counsel to Catholic schools and school departments, as well as other types of not-for-profit institutions and organizations in Massachusetts and throughout the Northeast.As a consultant Rick has served Catholic Schools in dioceses throughout New England and beyond, assisting with strategic planning, capital campaign feasibility studies, capital campaign direction, implementation of comprehensive advancement programs, enhancement and expansion of existing advancement programs, board and staff training, and public relations.He has served on the boards of two Catholic schools and several other nonprofits.

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