THE ASK Fundraising for the Soul“While roads and bridges make us a civilization, the arts make uscivilized. They provide an element to life that defies descriptionand, without which, we would be poorer.” Martin Luther King
THE FAST PITCH“Brevity is the soul of wit.” William Shakespeare
THE ELEVATOR SPEECH“I didn’t have the time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. “ Mark Twain
THE SOUL HUNGERS TO BE SEEN AND HEARD: WHY GIVE TO THE ARTS? “Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts, the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we readthe two others, but of the three the only trustworthy one is the last.” –John Ruskin (1884)
THE ARTS NEED YOU TO BE THE VOICE OF CLARITY YOU WhyARTS Passion Capacity Commitment Community Collaboration
THE ART OF THE ASK BEGINS WITH RELATIONSHIP Personal Sincerity Common Ground CommunicatePEOPLE GIVE BECAUSE OF YOU
KNOW, BEFORE YOU GO B A C K PA C K SKILLSKnowledge of the organization Clearly defined goalsAssurance of Cost Effectiveness Credibility Confidence Communication Listen ProbeWHY ARE YOU INVOLVED?
THE ASK KNOWING WHICH PATH TO TAKE AND WHEN TO TAKE IT“If you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t matter what road you take. “ The Cheshire Cat
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