Did you know that many organizations, maybe just like yours, raise a staggering 25% of their annual budget in the month of December alone?
It’s fall! The most blessed of all fundraising seasons is upon us! As a fundraiser, my adrenaline levels naturally increase this time of year. We get to see if all of our well-laid plans will yield the harvest we’ve so carefully planted and watered during the year.
Wiley, our active donors range in age from 50-65 years of age, yet I’m concerned we’re missing out on attracting new donors. Should we change what we’re doing and focus on getting younger donors?
Taking the time to personally write a thank-you letter is one of the best (and easiest) ways to nurture a long-lasting donor relationship.
When was the last time you lost yourself in service to others?
Last week? Last month? Maybe a couple of years ago. For me, it wasn’t too long ago. Every summer for the last nine years, I have packed my things and spent a week of vacation on the shores of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin at Camp One Step; a summer camp for children and youth with cancer.
Partnerships must be built on a foundation of trust. Be it a relationship between you and those you serve, your donors or an agency like ours, trust is what will define you and your success.
How developing an attitude of gratitude raises money and builds better donor relationships.
Selecting a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform is a critically important task and one that can have various levels of complexity. There is a large amount of information to be learned and implemented, and considerations should be given to how the platform impacts the growth of your organization.
There are countless different tips, tricks, and tactics you can use when writing your appeal letters, emails, landing pages, and any other direct response communications. I want to give you three secrets that I’ve used over the years to write effective direct mail and digital copy.
How to prepare for year-end NOW, so you can make 2018 your best fundraising year-end ever!