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.Continue reading
Years ago, I recorded this “Thank you for fundraisers.” I wanted to get it out early this year to give you the extra “umphf” to push through these last few days of the fiscal year. (If your fiscal year ends in June!) Thanks for your hard work. Our world is better because of the persistenceContinue reading
There was a problem at one of my spring fundraising auctions. The event was new, designed to take the place of a more traditional fundraising dinner. For many years the dinner reliably drew 400- 500 guests. The hope was that this new event would attract a similarly sized crowd. It didn’t. At first the planner… Read On >
Today, also known as Valentine’s Day, is the day we tell others how much we love and appreciate them. I have the honor and pleasure of meeting you, talking to you, and seeing your hard work throughout the year. The interactions I have with you fill my bucket!Continue reading
Research has shown that board members calling donors to do nothing more than say “thank you” for their gift can increase donations by a full 25%! Nonprofits get the best of both worlds. Board members don’t need to ask for money but can rest assured that their effort is increasing giving. Thank you calls areContinue reading
I’m old school and I love to receive thank you notes. The handwritten kind that show the person who wrote it took some time to think about what they would say to me. While I do receive handwritten thank you notes that make me smile and feel great, it’s not often I receive a computer […]Continue reading
Here are three examples of how to publicly thank event sponsors from your auction.
A new fundraising auction client sent me a box in the mail. Here’s what I found inside.
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No, not the turkey and stuffing event. I’m talking about giving thanks for all of the actions your supporters are taking in the final quarter of 2015; the “givingest” time of year. Are you ready with creative, fun, this-will-get-noticed recognition, that allows your supporters to feel great when they: Give their time at your fall […]Continue reading