14 Donor Retention Strategies to Show Your Donors Some Love

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples. It’s a great time of the year for some hot donor retention strategies! The holiday reminds us that everyone deserves love and attention. That includes donors, too. It’s one of my favorite holidays to spread a little love to my donors. As a Development Director, I used

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5 Tricks for Writing Better Fundraising Emails

Wouldn’t life be easier if people opened and read your fundraising emails? And even better, RESPONDED to them by clicking the Donate Now button? It’s frustrating to spend precious time and effort drafting a request for support only to hear crickets. Maybe you check your open rate and see that only 25% of your

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7 Tips for Keeping Donors Engaged Using Fundraising Communications

Keeping donors feeling connected to your work through fundraising communications is critical to your fundraising success. It’s pretty simple really – when donors feel like part of your team, they give bigger and more frequent donations. When they feel like a number in your database, they’ll stop giving and leave. If you’re seeing lower

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Engage Your Supporters Now and All Year Long.

We’re smack in the middle of summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to engage your supporters to give more this fall. Right? I get it. It’s the unofficial downtime of the fundraising year. But, IF fully funding your mission requires more money and increased awareness now…

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Engage Your Supporters Now and All Year Long.

We’re smack in the middle of summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to engage your supporters to give more this fall. Right? I get it. It’s the unofficial downtime of the fundraising year. But, IF fully funding your mission requires more money and increased awareness now…

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A Strong Message for Fundraising = More and Bigger Donations

If you’re trying to raise money but all you’re hearing is crickets, you may need to work on your message for fundraising. When it comes to convincing people to give, your message is everything. It’s how you explain to a potential donor who your organization helps, what problem you are working to solve, and

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Focus on What Donors Want to Hear

I understand the desire to tell donors lots of information. You want to communicate all kinds of details about the important work you’re doing, ways they can give, dates for events, that you’re on social media. I get it! Unfortunately, talking about yourself over and over is NOT an effective…

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3 Reasons Why Your Non-Profit Should Add a Blog to Your Website

Every non-profit wants to raise more money online. But most non-profits struggle to get traction raising money on their websites. One of the reasons why organizations struggle online is because they simply don’t have enough people visiting their websites… and if people aren’t visiting your website, they’re not going to donate on it.In my experience,

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Don’t Disappoint. Properly Thank Your Donors.

Teaching nonprofit staff how to communicate to cause donors to be inspired to give again is my work and passion. So, please remember, inspiring donors starts with the quality of donor thanking.

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