You're a Rainmaker!

fact based / goal oriented / strategic / competitive / driven

You are an analytic extrovert. The information you gather and analyze informs your decisions. You are energized by your interactions with others and view developing relationships as a rich, vibrant, and strategic process. As the natural salesperson, you enjoy the prospect of succeeding in a field so full of resistance.

Your Secondary Style is Go-Getter. Your Go-Getter brings out the passion in you, and it underscores your extroversion. It also indicates that you’ve got some intuitive skills that can challenge Rainmaker/Mission Controllers.

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Gain confidence and get comfortable cultivating individual relationships at your own pace with your own Style by using any or all of our training options.

Rainmaker Strengths and Challenges

Strengths

Focus

You’re great at keeping your eye on the prize

Strategy

You take a strategic approach from start to finish

Fearlessness

You’re undaunted by challenge and rejection

Challenges

Patience

You can be impatient with others who don’t “get it”

Hastiness

You are not big on process and can try to wrap things up prematurely

Listening

You sometimes don’t listen closely enough to what others say

Want to know more about being a Rainmaker so you can make a bigger impact at your organization?

Now that you know your Asking Style, here are some suggested next steps for you to put this insight to use when cultivating relationships, setting up meetings, inspiring your donors and asking them for gifts.

Rainmaker Recorded Training

Recommended for those who want to use their Style today.

In less than an hour, start using your Asking Style to your advantage with potential donors. Get in-depth insight and training with a video training, worksheet, and bonus materials.

Asking Styles Book

Recommended for those who really want to learn everything they can about all four Asking Styles.

Dig in deep and learn all about the Asking Styles from Asking Styles creator Brian Saber. This is also a great resource for fellow staff and board members. Consider having everyone read it and then discussing it at your next meeting. It’s full of exercises and discussion questions. Buy the Kindle edition to start reading immediately! 

Become a Member

Recommended for those that want ongoing training on using their Asking Style.

Join the Asking Matters member community. Talk directly to the Asking Styles creator, Brian Saber. Receive weekly motivations and take part in monthly office hours to learn more about the art and science of asking.

What fellow Rainmakers have to say

"By Asking Matters, we’re understanding ourselves better as a fundraising team. We’re learning that everybody’s Asking Style works – for them. We’re also becoming more purposeful -- and having fun at the same time!"
Theresa W. Shuman
Director of Development
Lancaster County Conservancy
Lancaster, PA
“My Asking Style is Rainmaker strongest and Mission Controller second. These styles both fit me well and consistently hold true. I like to be very well prepared. I want to have as much information as possible before going into a meeting with a potential donor. That said, if I don’t have much information that is okay too, because I don’t mind asking questions to get to know the donor. I like the investigation component of my job and then meeting the person to learn ‘the rest of the story.’”
Dawn Carmichael
Former Philanthropy Officer
Providence Health Services
Anchorage, AK