Category Archives: major gifts

Campaign and Major Gift Success

Capital campaigns tend to bring out the best in fundraising—large gifts for important projects.  It works because campaigns are, or should be, time-limited activities using a variety of techniques to raise funds for a specific project.  When that is the … Continue reading

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Making a Move

Getting a major gift is typically the results of a carefully planned and orchestrated series of moves or touches that brings the prospect closer to the organization. Different prospects start at different points—some are already committed to the organization and … Continue reading

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Larger Gifts for All Sized Organizations

We were talking about planned giving as a way that some donors could make larger gifts without negatively impacting their families or their current lifestyle.  Some of the people on the development committee were really against the idea of allowing … Continue reading

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Movers and Shakers

Eons ago, a friend was the Development Director at a large performing arts organization.  Most their major gift fundraising happened around very social events:  dinners before performances, drinks at intermission, private parties at the donors’ homes where the talent performed.  … Continue reading

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Time Can Be On Your Side

Time.  It can be our biggest enemy.  Especially as we enter the craziness of the end of the year. “I can’t,” my client told me, “possibly see 3 potential major donors every week.  I’ve got the end of the year … Continue reading

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