3 Tips for Building Better Donor Relationships

Through the introduction of text-to-give, social media fundraising, and online giving, combined with the chance to reach thousands of your targeted demographic with $20 in Facebook ads, people wonder if the time-consuming efforts of getting to “Know-thy-donor” and relationship building are still worth it. Can’t an organization raise more just [...]

By |2019-03-12T12:32:35-04:00March 13th, 2019|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Major Gifts|

The Two Best Methods To Avoid A Downfall In Your Nonprofit’s Annual Fundraising

One of my favorite volunteer activities in the nonprofit sector is serving on the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s Growth in Giving Steering Committee.  The face-to-face meetings and conference calls are always insightful and thought provoking. This is especially true when those insights are cutting edge and timely in nature. This week’s [...]

By |2018-09-19T14:24:13-04:00September 21st, 2018|Fundraising, Legacy Gifts, Major Gifts|

5 Takeways Fundraisers Can Learn from Professional Quarterback Negotiations

You may not care one bit about professional football. Even if you do, you probably aren’t overly concerned about the off-season trades and signings of multi-millionaire players. This blog post isn’t going to convince you otherwise. However, I recently read a detailing of the lengths that the Minnesota Vikings leadership [...]

By |2018-08-08T11:52:12-04:00August 10th, 2018|Fundraiser, Major Gifts|

How to Find New Major Donors for Your Organization Using an “Inside Out” Prospecting Approach

Soliciting new donors, much like growing your major gifts portfolios and upgrading mid-level donors to give more, should also start with those you already know. Prospects can be hiding in plain sight. It is after you’ve culled through your existing list that you should, then, utilize proven strategies to find [...]

By |2018-03-22T15:31:42-04:00March 20th, 2018|Donor Acquisition, Major Gifts|