Tag Archives: donors

How a Culture of Philanthropy Can Improve Donor Retention

You know this.  Sixty percent of the donors who make a first-time gift to your organization, never make a second.  And every year thereafter, about 35% of your donors stop giving to you. There appears to be two typical responses … Continue reading

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Integrated Fundraising

  We talk a lot about the different kinds of fundraising and different kind of donors: Annual, Major, Planned Giving and Planned Givers We divide this up and in larger shops, have directors and associate directors of….but truth to tell, … 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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Turn Your Donors into Fans

Typically, I don’t think much about the companies/stores/ vendors with whom I do business.  Unless they really antagonize me.  Or are especially wonderful to work with. Waterfield Designs is one such company. Free Conference Call  is another. SFBags I just love … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

“We don’t,” the potential client said, “have individuals who will fund us. ”  “Really?  Why do you say that?” “Well,” she answered, “the people we serve are poor, as is the community in which we are located.” “OK.  So what … Continue reading

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