How you might be killing donor relationships (and what to do instead)

If you want ongoing, sustainable, repeatable, predictable revenue for your nonprofit, you MUST take care of your donors.   There’s no way around it.   If you were a farmer and wanted a steady supply of milk from your cow, you’d have to take care of your cow, right?   You’d have to feed her30

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How you might be killing donor relationships (and what to do instead)

If you want ongoing, sustainable, repeatable, predictable revenue for your nonprofit, you MUST take care of your donors. There’s no way around it. If you were a farmer and wanted a steady supply of milk from your cow, you’d have to take care of your cow, right? You’d have to feed her and make sure

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7 Things Your Donor Wants Before She’ll Give Again

  Today’s donor is smart and wants something when she gives.   No, she doesn’t want a bookmark or a T-shirt.   She wants something else.   You see, times have changed.   Years ago, people gave because they were more community minded and wanted to support a good cause. There also weren’t so many30

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Nail the Nonprofit Non-Ask with these 9 ideas

If you’re going to be successful in fundraising, you must learn to nail the nonprofit non-ask.   What’s a non-ask?   It’s an interaction with your donor that doesn’t ask for anything.   In the language of Get Fully Funded, we call it a warm touch.   Its sole purpose is to make the donor30

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From Lurkers to Supporters to Advocates:

How to Win More Donors and Cultivate Better Relationships By Dana Ostomel       With a crowdfunding campaign, your number one goal is to raise money—that’s a no-brainer. But have you considered that crowdfunding can help you accomplish other goals as well? I’ve had organizations tell me, “Of course we want to fundraise (with30

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5 Myths that Make Asking for Money Hard

The name of the game in fundraising is asking for money.   Yet so many people avoid it like the plague.   That’s a real problem when it’s part of your job.   Maybe it’s one reason why lots of people struggle with raising money – they avoid the parts that are actually the most30

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The A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Donor

  Everyone wants to be understood.   Taking the time to understand your donor is a great investment of your resources and will pay off big later.   Think about it: the more you know about what your donors want from you, the easier it is to give it to them. And donors who get what they30

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Effective Strategies to Retain Donors

This week’s article is written by Clay Boggess from Big Fundraising Ideas   You know the old trope: a family of four is in a station wagon on Route 66.   “Are we there yet?”   The parent inevitably answers, “No!”   This exchange repeats itself over the course of hours. The children are agitated30

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#1 Way to Get Repeat Donations

There are really only two ways to raise money: Ask new people to give to your cause. Ask current donors to give again. Now, the asking can be done through an event, through a grant application, through an appeal, or something else, but it’s always about people.   Seems simple enough, right? Except that it30

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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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