I worked on receiving a mock donation for the State University of New York at Oneonta’s initiative to provide a study abroad trip. This required me “asking” a donor for money through a grant process. In order to prepare to ask for money, I had to research the and prepare documentation for the budget. It is important to ensure the donor felt comfortable donating to the organization.
By asking the donor for the money, I enhanced my skills by:
Communicating to the donor about my program and listening to their concerns
Preparing a budget statement
Preparing a grant for a foundation