How to Renew Lapsed Donors

Even though you do everything you can to keep your donors happy, you’re still going to have lapsed donors. It’s crappy, because: You are donor focused. You thank and appreciate your donors. You share success stories that touch their hearts. You send out annual reports to let them know that you’re using their money

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What Makes You Uncomfortable Makes Your Donors Uncomfortable

What should I say to get Ms. Kent to make a bigger contribution?

How do I ask for more money?

What will move the Gibson’s up the donor pyramid?

Yikes. These questions make me uncomfortable.

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When the Unthinkable Happens: “Your Program Has Been Defunded”

In the past month, I’ve spoken to multiple nonprofit organizations that received the dreaded letter announcing the unthinkable: “We regret to inform you that your funding allocation has been eliminated or reduced.”

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When the Unthinkable Happens: “Your Program Has Been Defunded”

In the past month, I’ve spoken to multiple nonprofit organizations that received the dreaded letter announcing the unthinkable: “We regret to inform you that your funding allocation has been eliminated or reduced.”

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How do I ask strangers for money?

I got this question recently and it’s a good one.   It’s a multi-layered question, really.   On the surface is “how do I ask for money from strangers and get it?”   Underneath it, there’s more.   I haven’t met anyone in fundraising who LIKES cold-calling, so I sense stirrings of discomfort and anxiety30

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7 Key Questions to Answer Before You Ask for A Major Gift

It might sound too simplistic, but it’s true. When asking for a major gift for your nonprofit: Only ask the people you know want to say yes.

By making this your practice you’ll naturally spend your time focused on getting to know who IS ready to say yes.

While it’s ideal to have your prospect ask YOU, “How can I help?” or “What else do you need?” they can only do that when you spend time with them.

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Four Phrases You Can Use to Make Asking for Contributions More Comfortable

I talk a lot about ways to raise money and not have to ask for the gift. . . but please don’t get me wrong. . . there ARE times it’s important to make the “ask.” Asking for the gift is part or all of your work if you have the position of: Executive Director […]

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Sharpen your saw this July

July can be an odd month in fundraising. Many nonprofits finish their fiscal year, so this is the first month with a new goal. Starting from zero. Even those that don’t have fiscal years starting, July is often a challenging month. Donors tend to be less responsive. Even when donors are in your seaside, summer […]

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