A fundraising adage says that if you ask for money, you get advice instead. However, if you ask for advice, you’ll eventually get money. “Don’t simply ask for money. Ask for advice” was cited in print in 1975. “If you want money, ask for advice. If you want advice, ask for money” was cited in print in 1995. The origin of the adage is unknown.
The song “Feel This Moment” (2012), by Pitbull and featuring Christina Aguilera, included the lyrics:
“Ask for money, and get advice. Ask for advice, get money twice.”
4 May 1975, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Women Fore Music Center Attack Funding Goal by Trying Harder” by Mary Lou Loper, pg. E2:
“Make it relevant to his giving...don’t simply ask for money. Ask for advice...never get discouraged.”
9 July 1995, Kansas City (MO) Star, “Nonprofits offer opportunities” by Laura Knickerbocker Lloyd, pg. G10:
“There’s a saying in the nonprofit sector: ‘If you want money, ask for advice. If you want advice, ask for money,’” said David Battey, president of Youth Volunteer Corps of America.
Third Sector Management:
The Art of Managing Nonprofit Organizations
By William B Werther, Jr. and Dr Evan M Berman
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press
Few fundraisers directly ask for money. As the saying goes, “Ask for money, and you’ll get advice; ask for advice, and you’ll get money” (Lawson, 1997).
AVC (Musings of a VC in NYC)
May 17, 2006
VC Cliché of the Week
There is one thing I know for sure about raising money from investors. If you don’t want the investor’s money, they will want to invest even more. It is a sure thing.
It’s a great strategy because the best way to raise money is to ask for advice and the best way to get advice is to ask for money. It’s human nature to want what you can’t have and to not want what you can have.
The Artist’s Guide:
How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
By Jackie Battenfield
Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press
I often think about the cliché “Ask for money, and you’ll get advice; ask for advice, and you’ll get money.”
Your Million Dollar Dream
By Tamara Monosoff
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
A wise person once said, “The best way to get money is to ask for advice. The best way to get advice is to ask for money.”
OCLC WorldCat record
Author: Pitbull, (Rapper); Sensato, (Rapper); TJR, (Musician); Christina Aguilera; Chris Brown; All authors
Publisher: New York : Mr. 305 : Polo Grounds Music : RCA Records, 2012.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : Rock music : English : [Explicit version]
Feel this moment (featuring Christina Aguilera)
“Feel This Moment”
(feat. Christina Aguilera)
Ask for money, and get advice
Ask for advice, get money twice
I’m from the dirty, but that chico nice
Ya’ll call it a moment, I call it life
“Ask for money, and get advice. Ask for advice, get money twice.” Buy Feel This Moment on iTunes: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm14f1Qeg71qdmnlao1_500.gif …
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