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Donor Retention

If you listed the top five ways your organization could start the year off strong, what would make the cut? Perhaps it’s staying ahead of the latest trends, having a solid strategic plan, or effectively utilizing data and analysis. But there’s one thing even more important than all of the above—your donors.
If you listed the top five ways your organization could start the year off strong, what would make the cut? Perhaps it’s staying ahead of the latest trends, having a solid strategic plan, or effectively utilizing data and analysis. But there’s one thing even more important than all of the above—your donors.
10 Dec 2019

Top 5 Ways to Start Your Fundraising Year Off GREAT

If you listed the top five ways your organization could start the year off strong, what would make the cut?…

Foundations matter. And the best time to fix a faulty foundation is before you start building on it. When it comes to building a monthly donor program (aka a sustainer program), this is especially important because all your assumptions will get cemented into the foundation of its structure.
Foundations matter. And the best time to fix a faulty foundation is before you start building on it. When it comes to building a monthly donor program (aka a sustainer program), this is especially important because all your assumptions will get cemented into the foundation of its structure.
10 Dec 2019

Keys to Building a Monthly Donor Program

Foundations matter. And the best time to fix a faulty foundation is before you start building on it. When it…

Just before Thanksgiving, 25 years ago, my family’s dining room table became more than a place for a holiday meal. It provided the platform for millions of meals, as my father started Douglas Shaw & Associates right then and there, going on to serve alongside dozens of compassionate organizations and ministries worldwide.
Just before Thanksgiving, 25 years ago, my family’s dining room table became more than a place for a holiday meal. It provided the platform for millions of meals, as my father started Douglas Shaw & Associates right then and there, going on to serve alongside dozens of compassionate organizations and ministries worldwide.
25 Nov 2019

We are Thankful

Just before Thanksgiving, 25 years ago, my family’s dining room table became more than a place for a holiday meal.…

Your donor relationships are your treasured possession. Every interaction they have with you must reinforce that their generosity is making a life-changing difference. The voice and cadence of asking and thanking; the clarity of how their gift will make an impact; and the compelling reason to give now must ring true through every message on every channel.
Your donor relationships are your treasured possession. Every interaction they have with you must reinforce that their generosity is making a life-changing difference. The voice and cadence of asking and thanking; the clarity of how their gift will make an impact; and the compelling reason to give now must ring true through every message on every channel.
19 Nov 2019

Before you send out that RFP

Your donor relationships are your treasured possession. Every interaction they have with you must reinforce that their generosity is making…

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…

If it’s been a while since Sally A. Sample sent you a financial gift, don’t assume she’s forgotten about you altogether.

Sally is what you call a lapsed donor, and the potentially quieter summer months ahead of us might be a good time to start figuring out how to get those lapsed donors back. Generally speaking, lapsed donors haven’t made a financial gift of any kind in more than 12 months.
If it’s been a while since Sally A. Sample sent you a financial gift, don’t assume she’s forgotten about you altogether. Sally is what you call a lapsed donor, and the potentially quieter summer months ahead of us might be a good time to start figuring out how to get those lapsed donors back. Generally speaking, lapsed donors haven’t made a financial gift of any kind in more than 12 months.
19 Mar 2018

It’s A Good Time To Get Your Donors Back

If it’s been a while since Sally A. Sample sent you a financial gift, don’t assume she’s forgotten about you…