How to Overcome Common Donor Resistance

In Part 1 of this two-part series on handling donor resistance we covered some of the reasons hesitations and objections are normal, and nothing to be feared. Rather, they present an opportunity to get to know your donor prospect better and potentially forge an even stronger relationship. There is one [...]

By |2020-01-13T15:35:06-05:00January 14th, 2020|Fundraising, Major Gifts|

New Year’s Resolution: I Will Proactively Identify Major Donor Prospects

Recently, in “New Year’s Resolution: Prioritize Major Gifts, Beginning in the Donor Database," I wrote about why you need to focus your resources on major gift fundraising this year. Not so much from businesses and foundations. But from individuals.  Because that’s where the lion’s share of all philanthropy comes from. [...]

By |2020-01-17T15:21:17-05:00January 6th, 2020|Major Gifts, Prospect Research|

Five Key Takeaways From The 2019 Donor Advised Funds Report

In the fourth quarter of each year the National Philanthropic Trust releases their annual Donor Advised Funds Report.    This is significant for every nonprofit engaged in fundraising to take notice because donor advised funds or DAFs for short, are truly changing the landscape of major gift fundraising and therefore [...]

By |2019-11-26T11:40:42-05:00November 27th, 2019|Legacy Gifts, Major Gifts, Nonprofit Sustainability|

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|