April 18, 2013 Chapter Workshop & Luncheon

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Nationally known speaker and author, Laura Fredricks, will be presenting a two-hour workshop on one of the most important aspects of fundraising...The Ask. Laura will continue to share her expertise at our monthly luncheon following the workshop.


Have you ever wanted to Ask for a raise, more personal time, important medical or financial questions, or substantial funding for a new venture but weren’t sure how to go about finding the right words to Ask? Best-Selling Author, international speaker, attorney, philanthropic advisor, media personality and Expert on the Ask, Laura Fredricks, has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits and businesses, and is the authority in helping individuals learn the right ways to ASK for anything they want and deserve in their personal and professional lives.


ASKING for money, whether that be for major or planned gifts, can be the hardest part of fundraising. How you Make the ASK can make all the difference between raising money…and not raising money. We will explore all the reasons why people hesitate to ASK; provide sample scripts; select who you are going to ask and in what order; use innovative business language to capture each gift; track all activity; demonstrate creative ways to close the gift; and create new stewardship plans tailored for each person. This will be a highly interactive session, so that each person will leave ready to make Their BEST ASK every time!

In case you’re asking…Laura Fredricks is the Expert of The ASK! She is the consummate communicator sharing her expertise, experience and skills with millions around the globe. Laura trains and teaches The ASK as an Expert Consultant to nonprofits on every continent helping them with their fundraising, board of directors development and long-term strategic planning. She energizes and educates audiences from Brisbane to Bologna to Brooklyn on The ASK as an acclaimed International Speaker on topics such as fundraising trends, leadership, and nonprofit management. She publishes books describing proven practices and techniques for making THE ASK enabling organizations to raise significant dollars over the years. Laura’s recently launched media career is taking The ASK to the next level. She combines her diverse law, communications, and nonprofit experience with her personal life-lessons to make the ASK about you and to empower you to ASK for the things that you want in life. Whether it is a raise or promotion, important questions for your doctor or financial advisor, a date with that special someone, even a divorce! Listen to the Expert of The ASK, Laura Fredricks – she has the advice for you to use the power of every word to make your ASK! 

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   Workshop check in

9:30 - 11:15                   The Ask Workshop

11:30 - 12:00                 Luncheon check in

12:00 - 1:15                   Luncheon & program


About our speaker:

Laura Fredricks, author of the best selling book "The Ask" is a sought after consultant to both businesses and not for profits,
helping to raise significant funds for her clients. An internationally known speaker, she inspires and motivates every audience.
Laura holds a JD from 
Western New England University School of Law and is a former prosecutor in the state of Pennsylvania.

Laura has delivered dynamic trend-setting presentations in Russia, Australia, Netherlands, and Italy

For over 20 years, she has inspired and applied her winning skills in law, communications, business, and nonprofits speaking around the globe from Moscow to Montreal, Bologna to Boca Raton, Sydney to Seattle, and Amsterdam to Ann Arbor. Laura loves to share her personal life-lessons to make the ASK an empowering moment for anyone to get exactly what they want, with exciting and amazing results. Her motivational and practical Asking advice have led her to a rising media career, where Laura has been featured on Katie, Better TV, Dr. Steve, WGN and within Shape, SELF, Women’s Health, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones


Laura’s brand new E Book – “Winning Words for Raising Money,” March 2013, is Jossey-Bass Wiley’s FIRST E- Book.  Learn more about Laura at http://www.expertontheask.com

April 18th, 2013 9:30 AM   through   1:30 PM
285 Oblate Drive
Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School
San Antonio, TX 78216
United States

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Phone: 210-846-7300