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
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
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
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
Defined as the percentage of donors who give to your organization one year and then—of those same donors—who give again the following year, donor retention is a key measure of the overall health and efficiency of your fundraising program. It costs your organization far more, in both money and staff resources, to find new donors than to retain your current donors.Read More