About Pamela Grow

Pamela Grow is publisher of The Grow Report, a weekly enewsletter focused on providing donor-centered fundraising tips to small nonprofit development and marketing shops. She's the founder of Simple Development Systems, a group coaching system for small nonprofit organizations, and the author of Five Days to Foundation Grants.

7 Characteristics of an Effective Thank You Letter

For the first time in years nonprofits are enjoying gains in giving…but continuing to lose donors faster than the speed of light. According to the annual Fundraising Effectiveness Project survey, for the first time in five years nonprofit respondents saw positive gains, amounting to $769 million in gifts. But those gains [...]

By |2017-06-10T19:55:02-04:00October 9th, 2013|Donor Communications|

Excel Is Not A Donor Database

Picture this scenario: Two weeks into my position as dedicated Grant Writer for a mid-sized nonprofit, I’m drafted to write the agency’s annual Mother’s Day appeal. Thanks to the timing (Mother’s Day is the following week), there’s no time to lose. The organization’s database, a perfectly serviceable solution under normal [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:41:33-04:00July 18th, 2013|Donor Management|