Donor Appreciation

[ASK AN EXPERT] Who Should Handle Congregational Giving Thank You’s?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who isn't sure who a thank you should come from. Dear Charity Clairity, We're a middle judicatory of our denomination [...]

By |2021-09-12T10:40:38-04:00December 6th, 2019|Ask An Expert, Donor Appreciation, Gift Acknowledgment|

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Valuable is a Thank You Phone Call?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who is pressed for time but wants to thank donors personally. Dear Charity Clairity, Is an immediate e-mailed or texted [...]

By |2021-09-09T13:03:17-04:00October 19th, 2019|Ask An Expert, Donor Appreciation, Gift Acknowledgment|

Donor Appreciation Events: The Power of Not Asking for Money

How often do nonprofit events that aren’t billed as fundraisers turn into passive “wouldn’t it be convenient if you re-upped your membership/made an additional donation/took care of the next couple years’ worth of pledges?” conversations with coy development staff? Hard data is elusive, but it’s probably pretty often. As fundraisers, [...]

By |2020-09-21T15:26:13-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Donor Appreciation, Fundraising Events|

Lessons From Philanthropic Psychology: How To Thank Your Donors and Double Giving

I’ve been preaching for 25 years about the importance of service quality in building donor loyalty. No, not the quality of service that your charity provides to its beneficiaries, but the quality of service that the fundraising team provides to its donors. Increasing donor satisfaction with that can massively pump [...]

[FREE DOWNLOAD] How to Build a Donor-Centered Gift Acknowledgement Program

PLAN AHEAD. A strong donor recognition and gift acknowledgement program is a pre-condition to sustainable annual giving from individuals. If you don’t thank people properly, they won’t stick with you. It’s smart to know how you’ll thank and steward your donors before you ask them to give. Because that’s the [...]

By |2021-09-13T12:19:10-04:00January 3rd, 2018|Donor Appreciation, Gift Acknowledgment|
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