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
Where to start?
This is a question I hear often when it comes to major gifts. Even if you know the process, the number of tasks involved with major gifts fundraising – from donor research to strategy to scheduling a meeting and many others – it can be an overwhelming list.Read More
I’ve written in the past about how to recruit dynamite volunteers to help with your major gifts fundraising. There is no doubt that the right volunteers can help catapult your fundraising program to the next level!Read More
There is probably only one measure of success for major gift fundraising that your board members and even your Executive Director discuss on a routine basis, and that is: How much money will major gift fundraising bring in?Read More
An organization I’m working with is looking to launch a major gifts program. The Executive Director shared that the organization’s board did very little fundraising, which was a point of frustration and concern for the E.D.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