Blog posts tagged with Donor cultivation
No matter how fantastic the cause, a fundraiser will not get results without nailing the basic skills of making donors feel comfortable, getting past gatekeepers, and getting prospects to return calls. Read on to learn how to get donor prospects to call you back.
If you've written several grant proposals in your career, chances are you've heard at least one "no." As grant seekers, it is our job to distinguish between the "no's" that really mean "no, for now" and those that mean "no, never."
Before, fundraisers had to focus on how to gain donors' trust and confidence and persuade them to support our organization. Now, they must learn how to creatively give supporters the tools they need to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Give the power back to the people who care for your cause just as much as you do.
Whether solving a Rubik’s Cube or developing a millennial engagement strategy, each requires the recognition that you’re dealing with a new kind of puzzle with its own tricks and quirks. So, what are the tricks for how to solve the millennial engagement puzzle?
Something isn’t working with your planned giving program. You heavily invested in reputable software, recruited talented staff, and yet, the golden goose has yet to lay one single golden egg. Follow these three tips to develop a winning planned giving strategy.
Want to work smarter and not harder? Start a planned giving program. Begin with bequests, incite interest from stakeholders, and reach out for technical assistance as your program grows.
Donor-centered moves management is a major donor cultivation approach that combines love with a great management system to plan, make, and keep track of a targeted number of “moves” or “touches” per year to major gift prospects.
A common refrain among executive directors is that board members aren’t involved enough in fundraising. Fundraising, however, is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a board member. Here are a few ideas for board members to get more comfortable with fundraising.
Donor retention rates declined from 50 percent in 2006 to less than 39 percent in 2013. Smart nonprofits are using a multi-channel approach to keep their donors informed, engaged, and passionate. How can you use social media to keep more first-time donors?
Setting up an effective major gifts program in your institution may be a challenge, but there’s no reason for it to seem impossible. Here are four myths that Armando dispelled with ample humor at Foundation Center San Francisco’s Open House last month.