Asking Without Anxiety

Date(s) - March 15, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $55
Register at: Scroll down for the link to purchase the recording

This event is part of the Grant Series. Please click here to learn more about the series.

Asking without Anxiety is designed to support you in gaining confidence, being more prepared, and feeling less anxious in funder conversations.

This workshop is for executive directors, development directors, nonprofit staff, or board members who want to gain confidence in reaching out to donors and having meaningful interactions either online or in person. In this lively three-hour workshop, you will learn tips and tricks for taming your anxiety in donor conversations and practice how to reach out to your donors to more fully engage them in the life of your organization.

  • Receive a customizable training manual that gives you the tools and scripts you need to invite your donors to meetings and ask them to support your organization.
  • Learn how to relax in your donor visits by using the Connecting Conversations Model.
  • Practice participating in meaningful conversations with your donors.
  • Increase your skills and confidence to make your donor meetings successful.

This is an interactive session. Come ready to participate with your screen on. When you sign up, you will receive some pre-work to do that will take you approximately 1 hour to complete.

Asking without Anxiety is designed to support you in gaining confidence, being more prepared, and feeling less anxious in donor conversations. You will learn how to build relationships with donors in meaningful ways by developing your authentic curiosity and “fundraising listening skills” to help match your mission with your donors’ philanthropic goals. As part of your workshop, you will practice making a donor ask in a small supportive group.

This session has sold out. To purchase the recordings of all four trainings in the Grant Series, click here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

About the Trainer:

Jenn Hayslett brings 25 years of leadership experience as a successful fundraiser, manager, facilitator and trainer to her work as a coach and nonprofit consultant. Her engaging presentation style makes her a highly-rated trainer and presenter. Jenn has direct experience in all areas of fundraising and marketing for small to mid-sized nonprofits including annual funds, major gift solicitation and stewardship, capital campaigns, grant writing, community organizing, and volunteer management. Her specialty is in building and improving relationship-based fundraising programs.
Jenn Hayslett is a certified trainer and facilitator and received her coach training through Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is also certified as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging consultant through the Institute of Nonprofit Practice. Visit for more information about Jenn and her work.




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