1. Think of a moment when more effective listening could have led to a clearer understanding of a donor’s motivation. How might listening to the donor have influenced the outcome of this interaction?

Like it’s clearly and succinctly articulated in the previous videos, sometime fundraisers portrays themselves as heroes and comes across with a lot of bravado and no humility.

Listening to a donor shows respect, honor, humility- and ultimately motivates the donor to come alongside a humble group to do kingdom investment.

2. How will you incorporate the art of listening into your existing interactions with donors? How will listening and understanding influence your fundraising strategies?

I have learned that listening is an art that can be learned. I will intently seek to understand others to be understood myself by a potential donor.


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