William C. Craig Construction
Foundation Management, Inc.
President, Asking Matters
2018 NPD Award Winners:
Outstanding Fundraising Professional within Oklahoma City: Evelyn Bollenbach Schaefer, Oklahoma City Community College
Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outside Oklahoma City: Mautra Jones, Langston University
Outstanding New Professional: Stephanie Buettner, University of Oklahoma
Brian Saber will present a personality-style workshop entitled “Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in the Field.”
Almost 90% of all charitable gifts come from individuals and the largest gifts come from asking one-on-one in person. Who you are and what you bring to the table are critically important. When you ask in a way that suits you personally, you will be more comfortable and more effective. When you use your Asking Style to fundraise, you’ll be able to allow your organization to fulfill its vision and have the biggest impact possible!
During the Awards Ceremony, Mr. Saber will present a 20 minute discussion on how to "Inspire Your Board to Give Generously AND Fundraise."
Brian Saber is one of the field’s preeminent experts on the art and science of asking for charitable gifts face-to-face. He has spent more than 30 years working in the non-profit world and has personally solicited thousands of donors as a director of development, executive director, and consultant.
Brian harnessed all that frontline experience to become a sought-after trainer, coach and consultant around the country and abroad. His work is transformative. He leads workshops, creates training courses, presents webinars, and coaches top-level staff, taking organizations to the next level.
In 2008, Brian co-founded Asking Matters, the most comprehensive online resource on asking in the field. Asking Matters is home to the Asking Styles, a revolutionary concept in the field that helps people understand and embrace their unique strengths as fundraisers.
Brian has led training programs and presented at conferences for Prevent Child Abuse America, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Social Venture Partners International, National Public Radio, Volunteers of America, the U.S. Olympic Committee, The Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, AFP International, numerous AFP chapters, the North American YMCA Development Conference, and others.
Brian Saber’s new book Asking Styles is out now! Purchase his book with your NPD registration and you'll get it the day of the workshop! Brian will also be available for a book signing.
NPD Chair: Laura Ketchum, Oklahoma City Community College Foundation
Katherine Craig, Anna’s House Foundation
Erin Laumer, YMCA
Allison Parker, Infant Crisis Services
Karen Paul, Science Museum Oklahoma
Amanda Robinson, Sunbeam Family Services
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our co-chairs Breana Aldrich or Laura Ketchum.
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