There is definitely an art to planning for and making a successful Ask. In this session we will explore the Art of The Ask form an organization, individual Solicitor and Donor perspective. We will explore what motivates donors, what drives solicitors/askers, how to build a bridge between the two and travel through the Map of the Ask. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What Motivates donors and how to tap into this in preparing for and making the ask.
  2. What Drives solicitors/askers and how to exploit your strengths and ensure your vulnerabilities do not become barriers to success
  3. Explore a Major Gift Model

Nowshad (Shad) Ali, CFRE, CPBA, CPVA, CEQ

President & CEO

On Purpose Leadership Inc.

Shad’s accolades include: two Tourism Leadership Awards; a Gil Garduner Marketing Award; Business Excellence Awards and a Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award. He leads several major festivals and events including the internationally acclaimed Fireworks Festival and The Saskatchewan Marathon. Corporate Clients include: Great West Life, City of Burlington, IRRC; City of Regina and Burlington, MiEnergy, JNE Welding, Rebellion Brewing, Saskatchewan Medical Association. Not-for-profit clients include: Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity; Saskatchewan Arts Board, Meewasin, Osteoprosis Canada and The Lung Association. Shad has spoken at conferences and delivered workshops at the local, national and international level.