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Real-life experience. Practical help.

 

Based on decades of experience shared by the consultants of Vision Philanthropy Group, the art of Bold Asking™ seminars were developed specifically to meet the needs of health care organizations. Because we have been where you are now, we can quickly help assess your strengths and tailor a program to meet your specific needs.

Give your Board, CEO and volunteers the tools they need to identify prospective donors, then partner with you in asking for support with confidence. Give them the art of Bold Asking™ coaching program.

Some of the valuable topics covered include:

  •  Where are the biggest, most transformational gifts coming from?
  •  What are our fears in fundraising? How can we move past them?
  •   The psychology of giving: Understanding the donor’s motivations
  •   The steps of giving, and your role in moving the gift forward
  •   Building powerful partnerships among volunteers, senior leaders and staff
  •   The most effective practices of high-performing development programs
  • The physician’s role in the development process
  • Getting past “No”
  • Getting to yes: Opening and closing the conversation
  • “The Botched Call” and how to avoid it
  • The role of celebration and recognition
  • Optional coaching, either one-on-one or small groups

We invite you to read more about who we are and what we do by visiting our website at http://artofboldasking.com/  or you can contact us at info@visionphilanthropy.com.

Susan’s expertise in knowing how to tell a cause’s story and understanding what makes donors tick helped us create the partnerships with donors we needed at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to transform cancer research and care. Her insight and work with our Board of Overseers was critical to not only reaching but exceeding our campaign goals.
— Orrin Ingram, CEO, Ingram Industries and Chairman, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers

 
VPG is honored to be campaign counsel to Williamson Medical Center for the new children's hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, where we are coaching in the art of Bold Asking™. 

VPG is honored to be campaign counsel to Williamson Medical Center for the new children's hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, where we are coaching in the art of Bold Asking

 
Susan is a consummate development professional. She knows how to help organizations inspire giving that makes a difference.
— Ray DuBois, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University; Member, NCI Board of Scientific Advisors
Susan’s insight and guidance was invaluable in assisting us to rapidly yet thoughtfully structure our campaign and engage the right people to ensure success.
— Eric C. Alcott Senior Associate Dean, Medical Development & Alumni Relations University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences