Category Archives: stewardship

Think like a donor

My days are spent working with nonprofits, helping them to identify and implement ways to get new donors, keep old ones, move all donors up the fundraising pyramid, and help a select group of donors to make additional gifts.  The … Continue reading

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Stupid Stewardship Steps

This morning, as I was trying to think of something to blog about, I got the following email (with names redacted): The subject line was Information about your 2016 donation to (our organization) The email itself went on to say:  … Continue reading

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Getting It Right

Making a charitable gift is a wonderful thing.  But getting thanked incorrectly makes one feel horrible.  In the last few days I’ve: Been thanked for my gift, then received another thank you but for someone else’s gift Given a one-time … Continue reading

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Thank You, I Think

As I read the thank you letter the nonprofit had sent as the result ofmy gift, I thought about thanking a friend for a present. I certainly wouldn’t start that, “On behalf of my husband, myself and our two dogs….” … Continue reading

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Getting Donors/Keeping Donors

The board fund development committee members were sitting around, talking about who hadn’t yet made their annual gift and what they needed to do to get that gift. It was an important conversation, but it wasn’t the only conversation they … Continue reading

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