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Laura Fredricks

Laura Fredricks

Adjunct Instructor

Laura Fredricks, JD is the Billion Dollar ASK Maker Powerhouse, who as CEO and Founder of THE ASK© and an international consultant, trains and coaches individuals, businesses, and nonprofits on How to ASK. She is the first to combine the most trusted professions, law and philanthropy, and “Laura’s 5 Laws on ASKing” has brought resounding sustainable monetary success worldwide. Her six books on THE ASK© are the international industry leading go-to guides and have helped hundreds of global executives, industry trailblazers, marketing and communication leaders, boards, fundraisers, entrepreneurs, teenagers, artists, philanthropists, and everyday people get their Best Professional and Personal Life Possible, through THE ASK. Her new book: “Hard Asks Made Easy: How To Get Exactly What You Want” (June 2023 Advantage/Forbes) is a self-help memoire how anyone can champion the hardest asks to get what they need and deserve.

Laura has been teaching at NYU SPS since 2005. She has been bestowed the Ralph E. Chamberlain Award for extraordinary leadership in the field of fundraising and lifetime of service to the profession and New York Nonprofit Network’s 50 Over 50 Award for excellence in Media and Philanthropy. To keep life in perspective, Laura mountaineers the high peak mountains in the winter in the Adirondacks and the Catskills, and kayaks the Hudson River, spring, summer, and fall.

Currently Teaching

Art of the Ask:  Effective and Persuasive Communication and Negotiation Strategies

Learn strategies to make compelling and effective "asks"—whether for your organization, business, or yourself!