The Art of the Ask: How to Ask Investors for Money

Join the TRANSFORM Support Hub and special guests from the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship: Andy Lieberman, Senior Director, Efficiency and Learning and Paul Belknap, Director, Impact Investing. In this hands-on 2-part workshop, you will fine tune your impact capital funding “ask” so that it makes sense for your enterprise while helping you target the right investors for your needs with a compelling request. Whether you are looking to raise grants, debt, equity, or a combination, you will leave this virtual workshop series with a clear funding “ask” and better prepared to speak to investors. This workshop series is designed to achieve the following outcomes: 1. Determine the ideal mix of capital you need to take your enterprise to the next level 2. Understand the four components of a well structured investment “ask” 3. Create and refine your own unique “justifiable ask” for your target investor What you can expect: Session 1: – Structure of a well-crafted funding ask – Different types of capital and how to choose the right capital for your growth plan – Create a well-defined funding ask for your enterprise (homework) Session 2: – Recap of Session 1 + Q&A – Breakout Groups: Feedback from peers and Miller Center experts on your funding ask
Time: 11:00 AM ET

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023