Do you ever find yourself delaying a call or a meeting with a donor because you don’t have your talking points lined up? You don’t have the conversation mapped out so you’re not feeling confident?Read More
After the immense effort required to put on a fundraising event, it is tempting to take a breather after it’s over—maybe a few days off? After all, your donors were steeped in your message at the event so that’s good enough, right?
Wrong! Your donors—especially those who give major gifts at your event—still want to hear from you.Read More
Have you ever gotten pushback from your board on the topic of major gifts? Maybe when the topic of asking for a significant gift from a donor comes up at a board meeting, you’ve heard, “Why don’t we just write more grant proposals?” Or, “Instead of starting a major gifts program, let’s hold another event.”Read More
Need an easy and inexpensive way to connect with your donors that is personalized and will make a real impact? Who doesn’t, right? Read on for 5 reasons why thank-you videos are one of my favorite ways to thank donors!Read More
Has your year-end campaign been lackluster thus far? Still haven’t sent out a single request? No problem. There are six days left in 2017—here are things you can still do to boost year-end gifts:Read More
Last week I received an email from a nonprofit organization I support. It was a recruiting email for the organization’s annual fundraising breakfast—specifically asking me if I would serve as a table host.Read More