Advice Visits are based on the old adage:
“If you want someone to give you advice, just ask for money.
If you want money, then ask for advice.”
Asking prospective donors for their opinion and guidance always helps to create a closer relationship between the donor and your organization.
And we all know that good fundraising is all about INVOLVING the donor — not just ASKING for money.
So Advice Visits are part of any good sustainable fundraising program.
Advice Visits practice one of my favorite fundraising rules:
“Treat donors like real people, not like pocketbooks. Ask them for MORE than just money.”