Tag Archives: donor attrition

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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One Year Does Not A Trend Make

Every year there are a number of reports about giving. Most of them compare the past year to the year before, as if that really told the story. A few years ago, the big news was that bequest giving was … Continue reading

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Much Changes–and Much Remains

We (my co-teacher Bo Morton and I) in the process of rewriting my over a decade-old online grants class, and it’s interesting to think about what has changed—and what has not. Back then, everything was done on paper. Paid subscription … Continue reading

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Retain Your Donors From the Start

My sister is always a topic when I teach.  As I tell the participants of the workshops I lead, she and I are mirror images of each other.  I live on the west coast; she lives on the east.  I … Continue reading

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Save a Donor

“I love what we do,” the Board member told me.  “Our cause is amazing, but I won’t introduce my friends and colleagues to the organization.” I hear words to this effect all to often.  Great mission, good programs, lousy treatment … Continue reading

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