Posts tagged ‘donors’

Portfolio Management Version 5.5

Let’s start with the concept of open cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Our idea started with the challenge around what was, until yesterday, the 18-24 month turnover of fundraising staff. Our question:

How can we keep donors connected to our nonprofit mission through more than one staff person or volunteer leader.

Continue Reading October 22, 2015 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

Anonymous Donors

Why not? Fundraising and philanthropy are all about donor needs. We have read recently about some large anonymous gifts recently. Yet some think this shouldn’t be. Again, why not? It is about what the donor wants and needs. And beyond being anonymous to the public, some are asking for anonymity within the organization.

Continue Reading December 14, 2009 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Online Giving – Updating Your Method and Message–Part 1

The non-profit sector has been using online giving for more than a decade. From bellyaching about getting secure servers, working with those providing services to collecting email addresses and new web based databases that integrate information and giving….we have come a long way. Today, most organizations are accepting online donations. Time to update all the online giving processes!

Continue Reading June 24, 2009 at 10:06 am 1 comment

Thanking Donors – Five+ Great Tips!

Thanking donors is the first next step to effective and honest donor cultivation.

Continue Reading June 23, 2009 at 9:15 am 3 comments

Is Your Event Raising Enough Dough…for the Effort?

Evaluating special events should be an ongoing process, in this economy even more so. Can donors support a special event? Is it an appropriate event for the community now? What can replace the income? More importantly if the event is raising less than $25,000 in any economy, should it continue? In the next post, look for ideas on raising awareness even when you’re not hosting an event.

Continue Reading May 7, 2009 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Engaging Donors when NOT Asking for Money

We all know we need to engage with our donors when we are not asking them for money. This means a regular communications and marketing plan that informs and inspires your donors to give often and generously. 10 ideas worth a little time and effort.

Continue Reading May 5, 2009 at 9:30 am 2 comments

Talk to Your Donors NOW!

Okay let’s stop worrying, complaining, talking about the economy. While our colleagues are doing that, why don’t we love the donors we have?

Continue Reading April 30, 2009 at 10:15 am 2 comments


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