You may have heard or read the famous Gandhi quote:
Beliefs Become Thoughts“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
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The words we choose make a difference. We know this. Why, then, in our fundraising, do we use some of the same, tired phrases and words over and over and over again?
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Successful nonprofit organizations keep things simple when it comes to what and how they communicate. To be most effective the top three things every nonprofit communication must have are simple.
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The truth to why your donors stop giving is that they lose interest. They don’t feel their gift matters enough to keep giving it.
I recently talked with the team at a large nonprofit and discovered that other than the thank you letter or email after a contribution, there is no other communication with donors until it’s time to ask for another gift. Yikes!
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Once upon a time there was a passionate CEO of a nonprofit organization. We’ll call her Susan. She wanted to make a bigger impact in the world by helping more men, women, and children. Susan’s gift was her ability to envision and design amazing programming that built confidence and helped even the most awkward, shy […]
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If you want to raise more money.
My recommendation to anyone in the Executive or Development Director positions is to make time every day to call 3-5 long-time or first-time supporters and listen. Yes, it’s a lot of calls a week.
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When you are asked to do something different than you’ve always done?
When someone makes a first time gift?
When someone makes a significantly helpful in-kind contribution?
How do you respond?
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Fundraising success comes from effective communication. I’ve watched organization after another struggle with engaging their supporters because they are often using communication that misses the mark.
Last week I met with Ann, from a local mid-size organization serving youth. We talked about their nonprofit newsletter and whether or not it was effective.
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With vacations and long weekends upon us, take this as your reminder to schedule some “donor retention” activities for the summer. The fact is, when donors have a high level of trust about what you DO with THEIR financial support, they are much more likely to give again and again.
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