Close Your First Gift

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 | 0 comments

“Failure to close your first gift, regardless of its size, is one of the biggest obstacles to your success in creating partnerships.

Of course, at first we need time and spaciousness with people to explore our respective interests and where they may meet. But we generally wait too long to invite people to join with us. Often, we wait so long that asking might even become awkward.

Remember, when you ask someone to partner with you in concrete ways, you raise the quality of the dialogue and elevate both the relationship and the work you will do together.” —Exponential Fundraising

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