Create a flawless online donation receipt with this 11-point template

There are two parts to any donation: 1) the donor gives and 2) you receive the donation and thank the donor. We call it the cycle of giving.   It doesn’t matter if the donation is made online, through the mail, in person, or by carrier pigeon, you need to thank the donor and provide

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7 MUST DOS when thanking donors

Thanking donors is not the end – it’s the beginning. And you need to get it right if you want donors to give again.   You see, thanking donors is THE most important step in fundraising.   It lets the donor know you received their gift and have set it to work. It completes the Cycle of Giving.

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Fundraising Truth #1: Stop wasting game-changing fundraising opportunities

  Fundraising has a rhythm:   People give. You thank them.   Then you move on to the next thing. Isn’t that how it’s done?   If so, it’s wrong.   Thanking isn’t the END of the process. It’s the BEGINNING.   Thanking someone is how you kick off the stewardship part of fundraising and30

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Thank you.   They’re two simple words, yet critically important to fundraising.   You see, thanking donors isn’t just a task you need to get done so you can mark it off your list.   Neglecting to thank donors upon receipt of a gift is not only rude, but it sends the wrong messages to30

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Thank you.   They’re two simple words, yet critically important to fundraising.   You see, thanking donors isn’t just a task you need to get done so you can mark it off your list.   Neglecting to thank donors upon receipt of a gift is not only rude, but it sends the wrong messages to30

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Giving is Up. Donor Retention is Down. What to Do?

Donations to charitable organizations grew 1.4% to $390 billion in 2016, according to Giving USA and this post from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The average donor retention rate in 2016 was .5% below what it was in 2015 – 45%, according to this post from Bloomerang about the Fundraising Effectiveness Project new report.

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25 Ways You’re Pissing Off Your Non-profit Donors

Hi there. My name is Ima Donor.   Sometimes I give to your nonprofit.   I like your cause, but I’m really thinking about switching my donations to another nonprofit.   Why?   Honestly, I feel like my money doesn’t matter.   I can’t give huge amounts of money (I’m sure you have people who30

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How to Create a Power-Packed Thank-You Letter

Thanking donors is THE most important step in fundraising.   Get this one right, fundraising gets easier.   Mess it up and you’ll eventually lose the donor.   Unfortunately, most nonprofits view thanking donors as an afterthought instead of treating it with the importance it deserves.   And that can kill your ability to keep30

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The #1 best way to thank donors this year!

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, affordable, and dynamic way to thank donors this holiday season, then check this out:

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Successful Online Donor Stewardship in 6 Steps

Thanks to Abby Jarvis with Qgiv for today’s article.     When it comes to online fundraising, how does your nonprofit stack up? Do you have a prominent “Donate Now” button on your website? A stellar donation page? Are you receiving online donations at a steady rate? Check, check, and check, you might be saying30

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