From a Donor Regarding Your Thank You Letters

A donors take on your thank you letter process.

Continue Reading October 6, 2015 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

From Fundcatching to the Donor Qualification

Discovery and qualification is one of the most important next steps. Remember, these are donors who responded to a mass appeal or crisis – and never gave before – or maybe during the last crisis.

Continue Reading October 5, 2015 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Serenity Prayer – Adapted

If change is really what the person/organization wants to do or are they just talking about it.

Continue Reading October 1, 2015 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

#PopeinDC via Fast Company

I say, ask yourself, “What would Pope Francis do?”

Continue Reading September 30, 2015 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

From Fundcatching to Fundraising

I have been talking about this term “fundcatching.” In the previous post, I wrote about “converting” donors who reactively gave in response to something in the news, a disaster or publicity. This post I want to explore what all these unexpected donors can or should do for our major gift portfolios and annual fund.

Continue Reading September 28, 2015 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

#PopeinDC or My Day with Pope Francis

What a day in DC! Pope Francis arrived for his first visit to the US! As he mentioned it was also Yom Kippur. So I decided to spend my fast with the Pope. Let me tell you, it was very emotional watching this man and his followers (including me).

Continue Reading September 24, 2015 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Fundcatching Conversion?

My question is what do we do with these gifts and the donors who so quickly responded? There is an ongoing discussion about “converting” donors from reactive giving to ongoing support. I have always had a challenge with the term “converting.”

Continue Reading September 23, 2015 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

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