How to Ask for Money

Everyone resents being used; donors want to be seen as people, not purses, and good petitioners will treat them that way. Good petitioners will likewise make sure they are seen as people and not merely black holes of need.

Being an Introvert, and Asking For What You Want

Being able to be open and assertive with people who have the power to impact your career is a really important skill, and one that usually takes regular practice to keep up. Your future success depends on being able to get what you want from those people in your life, even when the idea of broaching a tough conversation leaves your palms sweaty and your boots shaky.