I’ve had a lot of fun these past few weeks presenting webinar topics concentrating on different aspects of grant writing. We’ve covered how to tell your nonprofit’s story in a grant application, how to write goals and objectives and how to effectively state your need that hooks grant makers from the beginning. It’s this […]Continue reading
Even though the year is almost over and the holidays are coming up, that’s no reason to ease up on your fundraising communication. In fact, according to Network for Goods “Date Your Donors: Year-End Fundraising Essentials” about one-third of online giv…Continue reading
Does this December have you feeling ho-ho-hum in your job? You started out 2012 with all the best intentions yet here you are at the end of the year feeling burned out, discouraged and just plain blah. You’re not alone. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the average turnover rate for a person employed in nonprofit […]Continue reading
Recently Kivi Leroux Miller wrote a great post about the report from NTEN and CharityDynamics called “Nonprofit Donor Engagement Benchmark Study: Insights into Donor Engagement Behavior and Preferences.”
Kivi shared some fun facts from the report:
Who doesn’t want to believe in a little magic? Tis certainly the season for magic.
You want your supporters to feel great and they want to feel great, right? Here’s a terrific example of the power of video to get your point across found on …
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States, a time when we pause to gather with loved ones and show our gratitude for all that we have. Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is a wonderful time to pause and thank all those donors who help make yo…Continue reading
On November 7 Penelope Burk, researcher and author of Donor-Centered Fundraising, and I were plenary speakers at the first day of the Minnesota Planned Giving Council Conference. I always learn something new from Penelope and
what stood out for me thi…
Remember those Chunky Soup commercials from long ago? They have recently brought them back and usually featured some tough NFL football player and his just as tough mom touting the filling and delicious benefits of heating up a can of this soup to soothe that man-sized hunger. When it comes to writing proposals, grant funders […]Continue reading
Donor retention and acquisition. . . sexy topics, right?!
They should be.
I find organizations that pay close attention to their retention and acquisition rates are much better at creating a “donor-centered” experience, raise more money fr…
When is the last time you gathered a group of your supporters to update them in person about your work?
When is the last time you allowed your supporters to ask you questions, uninterrupted, for an hour or more and then hung around after the group gat…