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
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
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
When you place a call to a donor or prospect, I encourage you to STAND UP before you dial. Here are 5 reasons why standing up will help you build strong relationships with your donors, and in turn, raise more money.Read More
As a fundraiser, chances are you are pulled in many directions and juggling multiple responsibilities. More and more, in both our personal and professional lives, we are all trying to do more things in less time, because there is so much to do! It can be exhausting. [...]Read More