Gift Acknowledgment

Donation Receipts: Understanding the Obligation and the Opportunity

You know you have to keep accurate records for your nonprofit’s health and transparency and to be in good standing with state and local laws. Some of the tasks associated with maintaining records—like sending donation receipts—can seem tedious and unnecessary. Even so, you can’t opt out of sending them: The [...]

By |2021-09-23T09:14:36-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Gift Acknowledgment|

The Do’s and Don’ts When Thanking Donors

Does thanking donors really pay dividends? Yes!   According to Penelope Burk’s annual donor survey, 90% of donors say that the thank you letter is the single most important and influential communication they ever receive from not-for-profits they support. In research conducted by Professor Adrian Sargent donors have a higher recall [...]

By |2021-03-19T11:40:23-04:00March 10th, 2021|Donor Communications, Donor Loyalty, Gift Acknowledgment|

The Season to Give is Not a Reason to Give (and other Year-End Fundraising Truth Bombs)

Did someone say “donate now?” We’re headed into the busiest, most lucrative time of the year with year-end fundraising. A time when many nonprofits raise 25-50% of their entire budget. But the season to give is not a reason to give. Have your ever gotten a year-end fundraising appeal that [...]

By |2021-09-16T07:16:04-04:00November 19th, 2020|Gift Acknowledgment, Storytelling, Year-End Fundraising|

[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|
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