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Best Practices

Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven track record of having raised funds before that fits with your organization or ministry. You may think that this answer is too simplistic, but it’s true and when combined with these additional criteria, will help you fill your position and raise the funds you need:
Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven track record of having raised funds before that fits with your organization or ministry. You may think that this answer is too simplistic, but it’s true and when combined with these additional criteria, will help you fill your position and raise the funds you need:
03 Jun 2019

We are looking at changing our branding, will there be any impact on fundraising?

Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven…

Before you know it, Christmas will be over for another year and New Year’s resolutions will be made, yet hopefully not broken. For those of us in direct response fundraising, this change of seasons means that it’s time to mail annual tax statements.
Before you know it, Christmas will be over for another year and New Year’s resolutions will be made, yet hopefully not broken. For those of us in direct response fundraising, this change of seasons means that it’s time to mail annual tax statements.
03 Dec 2018

How to Maximize Your Annual Tax Statement Mailing

Before you know it, Christmas will be over for another year and New Year’s resolutions will be made, yet hopefully…

In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to look ahead at the Essential Components for your Digital Welcome Series for newly acquired online donors. Together, we’ll see how to Learn Lessons from This Year in order to apply them to next year
In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to look ahead at the Essential Components for your Digital Welcome Series for newly acquired online donors. Together, we’ll see how to Learn Lessons from This Year in order to apply them to next year
03 Dec 2018

Do You Have the Right Strategies for the Season Ahead?

In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to…

There is a science behind why donors give to charities and nonprofits, and it’s a behavior that can be directly influenced by what we, as fundraisers, communicate. Here are three ways that you can influence your donor’s giving patterns and potentially increase retention rates...
There is a science behind why donors give to charities and nonprofits, and it’s a behavior that can be directly influenced by what we, as fundraisers, communicate. Here are three ways that you can influence your donor’s giving patterns and potentially increase retention rates...
26 Nov 2018

Using Gratitude to Boost Donor Retention

There is a science behind why donors give to charities and nonprofits, and it’s a behavior that can be directly…

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.
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.
04 Oct 2018

Why the Little Things Often Make the BIGGEST Difference

It’s fall! The most blessed of all fundraising seasons is upon us! As a fundraiser, my adrenaline levels naturally increase…

Before you know it, Christmas will be over for another year and New Year’s resolutions will be made, yet hopefully not broken. For those of us in direct response fundraising, this change of seasons means that it’s time to mail annual tax statements.
Before you know it, Christmas will be over for another year and New Year’s resolutions will be made, yet hopefully not broken. For those of us in direct response fundraising, this change of seasons means that it’s time to mail annual tax statements.
30 Aug 2018

How to Maximize Your Annual Tax Statement Mailing

Before you know it, Christmas will be over for another year and New Year’s resolutions will be made, yet hopefully…

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.
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.
13 Aug 2018

Three Ways to Improve Your Fundraising Letters

There are countless different tips, tricks, and tactics you can use when writing your appeal letters, emails, landing pages, and…