Sustainable Fundraising Workshop

Sustainable Fundraising for the Arts: Tackling the Ask

DATE: February 20, 2020

TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

LOCATION: Co.act Detroit, 6568 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

COST: Free – 2020 CultureSource Member | $10.00 – Guest 

*Wait List* – Given significant demand for this program, we have reached capacity. We do expect additional space to become available, so please do add your name to the wait list.

Inviting prospective donors to attend an event, buy tickets to a performance, or join you at a gallery opening is easy. But taking the extra step to ask them for a contribution to your organization’s mission, programs, or overhead can be tricky, challenging, and even nerve-wracking. This workshop will bust some of the myths that surround donor cultivation and solicitation while providing tips for asking successfully. Come boost your confidence in this workshop and test out new strategies for “making the ask” so you’re prepared to score big.

This workshop will be led by Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a partnership-driven consulting firm powering fundraising, strategic planning, and board leadership solutions for nonprofits.


  • Step-by-step best practice process for preparing for a gift solicitation
  • Learn how to make the ask process uniquely your own
  • Confidence building in your ability to make the ask

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