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Whether you need to increase donations, broaden your donor base or want to inspire action among your supporters, Douglas Shaw & Associates understands what inspires generosity. We bring the truth of your good work to life, using the right channels and creative to tell your story.

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Donor Acquisition

Rule #60: An Effective Chief Development Officer is a Gift to the Spirit
When I first met her, she was sitting in the office of the CEO. The ministry headquarters was housed in an old apartment building. Not much to look at, the apartments had been converted into offices
Peer to Peer: Starting with Trusted Partnerships
You can’t get any more grassroots in your fundraising style than peer-to-peer fundraising! And this method of fundraising is bringing great success. CARE Australia, one of our partner organizations...
Dynamic Digital Response: Mobilizing Supporters When Time is Short
When emergency strikes, you need funds raised . . . and FAST! But, most channels have a natural time delay due to printing, mailing, or producing media. In the digital world, though, you can eliminate that lag time and literally start to mobilize donors right away.
Partners in the World of Changing Lives
Confession time: Some days, usually after hours of spreadsheets and PowerPoint, I wonder whether my days would be better spent working for a ministry. After all, they’re the ones doing the real work.
How Do You Want to Grow?
As a result of our partnership and commitment to these shared goals and strategies—over the past seven years—The Scott Mission has experienced a 235% growth in income and a 320% growth in the number of donors giving each year! And even better news is we’re not done yet . . .
Donor Focus: Inside this Issue
Boy, I tell ya, I’m almost afraid to turn on the television these days! The news is mostly tumultuous at best. The din of politics hurts my head and man’s brutality to man hurts my heart! But I must say, it gives all the more meaning to the work we all share . . . giving hope to those who are in need of some good news!
Get on the Road to Better Donor Acquisition
Need more and better donors? Our acquisition program has seen success at bringing in more donors to the donor file with a higher average gift and long term donor value.
RULE #51: Small donors can cost you money
Seasoned fundraising professionals are not as easily impressed as they were when they first began their journey on the path of philanthropic encouragement. What used to please them, like acquiring a lot of new donors, now leaves them asking the question, “Did we acquire the right kind of new donors?”
RULE #48: Talk to your donors, not about yourself
The good news is there is a way to cut through all the noise and involve donors and prospective donors in the ministry you serve.
4 Tips To Better Project Management
I’ve decided to give you my 4 Tips To Better Project Management. It is meant to be a light refreshment to rejuvenate your project management style.

The Tools You Need to Get a Donor’s Attention:


Through a coordinated multichannel campaign and a consistent message, we can move donors from interest to action using a wide range of media.


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For 22 years, Douglas Shaw & Associates has helped nonprofits and ministries fund their future. Let us show you how we can reach your donors’ hearts and help you change lives.