With this twenty-first-century Taylorism, management experts, take the basic workplace tasks at Amazon, such as the movement, shelving, and packaging of goods, and break down these tasks into their subtasks, usually measured in seconds; then rely on time and motion studies to find the fastest way to perform each subtask; and then reassemble the subtasks and make this “one best way” the process that employees must follow.Amazon is also a truly global corporation in a way that Walmart has never been, and this globalism provides insights into how Amazon responds to workplaces beyond the United States that can follow different rules. It’s intimidating to ask other people to part with their hard earned cash. And then, we get to connect their existing passions and desires to your NPO, using the same language they use. At its heart, fundraising is helping others connect an existing passion directly to your cause. We have to address the fears and risks every donor feels, .
But until then, you won’t have to sweat your fundraising ask if you follow these seven tips: The words you want them to say: “ Thanks to the web, we have more access to information about our donors than ever, as well as the ability to survey our donors and examine how they talk about our cause.
And most importantly, the donor will feel valued and important. They’re the ones whose enthusiasm makes changes happen in the world. For more tips on the advice visit, check out Gail Perry’s great article on how advice visits can open any door in town. But often times, the most important, meaningful thing – the thing your prospect REALLY wants to tell you – won’t be said if you quickly fill the silence. In fact, the other day I was thinking about when I was a kid and would go out and look at the stars in the country and see meteors and all kinds of awesome stuff.
Bad Fundraiser: “What’s the most important thing about the environment to you? [Superman Fundraiser: “What’s the most important thing about the environment to you? But now that the city is so big, and there’s so much light pollution and smog, when I go out with MY kids to our cabin we’re lucky to see anything. And you were about to start making a generic appeal about one of your programs, totally at random!
Don’t be scared of sounding weird or too forward by asking things like, “What do you think is the biggest challenge we face in this area?
” Provoke interesting reactions that are memorable, not boring, formulaic encounters.