Donor Cultivation

Donor Love, For Life: A Look at Planned Giving Stewardship

In uncertain times, organizations with a focus on both short and long-term revenue and resources experience less disruption of services. One way to ensure the longevity of your operation is to develop and execute a planned giving program for your organization. Giving USA reported 10% of 2019 giving in the [...]

Simple Tips to Ask for Major Gifts

At some point in your nonprofit career, you may have heard about a multimillion-dollar gift being given to a charity and thought, “5 million dollars? What a generous gift!” Maybe from where you sat it looked effortless like a big gift fell out of the sky into the fundraiser’s lap [...]

By |2020-12-07T12:10:54-05:00January 6th, 2021|Donor Cultivation, Major Gifts|

A Guide to Virtually Asking and Getting

For as long as we can remember, meeting with donors – especially when asking for major gifts – was best done face-to-face. But just like social distancing has changed everything else (such as Congress casting votes remotely and sports events being played without fans in the stands), fundraisers are being [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:00:34-04:00October 14th, 2020|Donor Cultivation, Fundraising|

Fundraising Mid-Pandemic: Your Honor and Responsibility

Whither goest now? When coronavirus response fundraising began several months ago, you probably didn’t envision you’d still be working from a home office. Or that your ‘business as usual’ still wouldn’t be. Or that you still wouldn’t have the ability to plan for a date certain when everything would go [...]

Cultivate Donors in a Virtual World with Video Emails

Being productive and saving time are two of my favorite things - right up there with delighting donors and helping make fundraiser’s jobs easier. One of my favorite things to collect, next to drool-worthy fundraising examples, are timesaving fundraising tools. I recently did a webinar with my fundraising friends Rachel [...]

Actually, Calling Donors To Thank Them Does Make Them More Likely To Give Again (and Give More)

In today's digital-dominated world, personal touches like handwritten notes and phone calls can break through the noise. Though mostly anecdotal, top fundraisers and consultants have espoused the power of such personal touches, particularly the use of the phone. We even have some data to back it up: McConkey-Johnston International in [...]

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