Ideas for Thanking Major Donors

Your best donors can help you reach your fundraising goal fast but if you’re like most, you need some fresh ideas for thanking major donors. We all know that a crucial part of nurturing donor relationships is thanking our donors! And while every single donor deserves our gratitude, our major donors deserve a little

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Nail Your Request for Donations, Especially During a Crisis

For most of us, fundraising isn’t something that comes naturally, especially a straight request for donations. Asking for money goes against everything we were ever taught, right? We all grew up learning that it wasn’t polite to talk about money and it definitely wasn’t right to ask your friends and family for handouts. It

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8 Ways to Find Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

If your fundraising plan doesn’t include a strategy for finding major donors and asking them for a donation, you’re missing out on some big gifts for your small nonprofit. Larger gifts equal more net revenue which means you can do more good. It’s the old 80/20 rule at work: according to Donor Search, studies

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8 Ways to Find Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

If your fundraising plan doesn’t include a strategy for finding major donors and asking them for a donation, you’re missing out on some big gifts for your small nonprofit. Larger gifts equal more net revenue which means you can do more good. It’s the old 80/20 rule at work: according to Donor Search, studies

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Setting up solicitations based on hardwiring

.One of the hardest stages of asking for money is getting the appointment. The good news is that getting the appointment is mostly about consistency and polite persistence. But hardwiring plays a role too. In my Quadrant 3 Leadership training, I show participants how our hardwiring can impact our leadership: abilities, behaviors, and motivations. Most

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He’s rich. Now what?

I’ve been getting the same type of question from a wide variety of nonprofit leaders in many different sectors. The question goes something like this: “This guy is rich. What’s my next step?” Part of me wants to applaud them. These leaders are doing the hard work of trying to expand their fundraising. But most

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Knowing What to Say to Get the Gift

Isn’t this one of the things that scares you the most about fundraising: Knowing what to say to get the gift? The same goes for the marriage proposal or the sales pitch in business. Knowing or not knowing what to say tends to trip us up. Then we become paralyzed or just skip making the […]

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Knowing What to Say to Get the Gift

Isn’t this one of the things that scares you the most about fundraising: Knowing what to say to get the gift?
The same goes for the marriage proposal or the sales pitch in business.
Knowing or not knowing what to say tends to trip us up. Then we become paralyzed or just skip making the ask altogether.

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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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