An Open Letter from a Corporate Partner

While we were unable to continue our financial partnership with you, we were surprised not to hear from you since the day we declined to return as a sponsor. We know you are busy, but were hoping you would have kept us informed of your work during these challenging times.

Continue Reading October 9, 2015 at 10:00 am 4 comments

Fundraiser’s 18-24 Month Churn

I’ve been in fundraising a long time. For as long as I can remember, we talk about the turnover in development staff – 18-24 months. Here’s my take:

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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.

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Serenity Prayer – Adapted

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

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#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

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