Prospect Research

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|

Nonprofit Accountability Alphabet: RASI, RACI, PACSI

In my last post “Get a GRPI to Improve Your Nonprofit Team,” we discussed how using a Six Sigma tool called a GRPI (which is an acronym for Goals, Roles, Processes and Interpersonal Relationships) can be used to increase the effectiveness of non-profit teams. Today, let’s add more letters to [...]

Talk Less, Ask More: Show Your Donors You Care by Asking Thoughtfully

Alfie Kohn, the awesome education and parenting expert says this over and over as a sort of golden rule of parenting. I would argue that it’s great advice for any person in any relationship, but especially for fundraisers looking to connect with donors. When you’re talking, you’re focused on yourself, [...]

By |2019-07-09T11:03:37-04:00July 11th, 2019|Donor Loyalty, Donor Surveys, Prospect Research|

Hold these 4 Fundraising Truths to Be Self Evident

I’ve created for you a little “Declaration of Fundraising Independence” to help you become a fruitful philanthropy facilitator from this day forward. This Declaration incorporates what I consider to be four essential fundraising truths -- pre-conditions which must be met before you’ll be able to successfully exercise your fundraising strategies. [...]

By |2019-03-22T16:06:12-04:00March 25th, 2019|Fundraising, Prospect Research, Strategic Planning|
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