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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How to Turbo Charge your Thank you letter

Your thank-you letter is like an electric power tool, just waiting to be used.   If you’re like most nonprofits, your tool isn’t fully charged and doesn’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s missing the mark, like a drill not fully capable of creating a hole.   If you want to build relationships30

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What Your Donors Want From You

This isn’t the same old fundraising.   In the past, we raised money by simply asking.   We asked through the mail. We asked in person. We asked at events. And we raised money.   Today, there are more nonprofits than ever, which means more people than ever are doing the asking. The competition is30

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The hottest way to thank donors EVER

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, affordable, and dynamic way to thank donors this holiday season, then check this out: Make and send a thank-you video. It’s super easy to shoot. Just use your smart phone. No fancy equipment or skill needed (isn’t THAT a relief!). With YouTube being one of the biggest social30

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