The Art of the Ask

When:  Mar 10, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (HAST)
Associated with  AFP HI, Aloha Chapter

Art of the Ask presented by Bruce Berglund, CFRE,
President of Donor by Design Group, LLC 

This interactive training event will take you through the practice and strategies of major gift solicitation.

Key agenda items include:
• Interest raising
• Donor types and motivations
• Identifying Top 20 prospects
• Asking permission to ask for the gift

Participants will learn how to solicit major gifts effectively through interviews with major donors, and we leave them with a handy guide to help them prepare for and complete an ask. Attendance to this session could also be beneficial to your staff and volunteers.


The Plaza Club, Crown Room, 20th Floor of the Pioneer Plaza building
900 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

Please note - Parking will NOT be hosted.
We recommend the following parking structures in Downtown:

1) Harbor Court - (Corner of Queen & Bethel)

First 2 hrs: $0.75/half hr Thereafter: $1.50/ half hr $21 Max

2) Ali’i Place - 1099 Alakea Street 

First 2 hrs: $0.75/half hr Thereafter: $1.50/ half hr $21 Max

$50 - AFP Members / $75 - Non-Members
Lunch will be provided. 

Scholarships Available! (program is now closed)
Apply for a neighbor island travel stipend or registration fee waiver (fee waiver for current AFP Aloha Chapter members only). Applications must be received via email or mail (postmarked) no later than 5:00 pm (HST) on or before Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  
Our Presenter: Bruce Berglund, CFRE
Bruce Berglund headshot

For nearly 30 years, Bruce Berglund, CFRE, has been a successful professional fundraiser in the fields of higher education, arts and culture, and social services.

Bruce is the founder and President of Donor by Design Group, a national firm providing comprehensive fundraising services to nonprofits, churches, community colleges and schools. Donor By Design is currently managing more than $1 Billion in capital, annual and endowment campaigns. Bruce is a highly sought-after writer, speaker and teacher.  Read: Bruce Berglund, CFRE full bio

Registration due date EXTENDED to Friday, March 6, 2020, 5pm (HST).

Sponsored by the YMCA of Honolulu


The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor
Pioneer Plaza building
Honolulu, HI 96813
Download to Your Calendar Outlook Google