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How To Ask People For Money


Reed Robinson
Groove Capital, Founder & Partner

Founder & Partner of Groove Capital. Minnesota's first check fund.

Co-founder of BETA & Twin Cities Startup Week

Matt Rowe
Rowe Community Consulting, Business Consultant

Matt Rowe is a Business Consultant, Coach, Advisor, Teacher, Writer, Community Partner, Mathematician, and Data/Software Engineer.  He works to help leaders and teams achieve their goals and dreams.

Shonnah Hughes
Teen Tech Titans, Founder

Shonnah Hughes is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach needed to sustain and grow Teen Tech Titans worldwide.

Shonnah co-founded a successful nonprofit to help underrepresented adults break into technology. She resigned from the board of that nonprofit in 2019 to focus on her life long passion to introduce youth to the multifaceted technology ecosystem.

Tabitha Montgomery
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Executive Director

Tabitha Montgomery is passionate about serving people. She is currently the Executive Director of the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) where she and the staff proactively look for creative ways to advance its advocacy, events, and programs in community. Tabitha has spent more than twenty years tapping into her gifts of management, communication, and visioning to serve a wide array of people, businesses, and organizations.  


Everyone has done it, and very few people are comfortable with it. Asking people for money is a skill that can be developed. It's also a skill that is relevant to just about everyone—founders, non-profit leaders, employees, and more.

In this conversation we'll talk openly about our experiences with "the ask," and leave you all with some tips for building confidence ahead of your next money-seeking conversation.