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August 18, 2015
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Improvising While Fundraising: How to React to the Unexpected When Asking for Money

Kristin Horgen

Improvisational theater performer and teacher Christopher Ulrich (right) improvises a scene with performer Sean Ellis. Like improv artists, fundraisers need to be fully in the moment when they are approaching donors.

Joy Myers was nervous. The director of development at the Arlington Food Assistance Center, in Virginia, was planning to do a cash call at an upcoming fundraising event, during which attendees would be asked to make donations on the spot. The...

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