Tag Archives: loyal donors

Your Likely Largest Donor

The biggest charitable gift I was ever involved with cam from a gentleman who, prior to the multi-million dollar donation, never gave more than a $35 annual gift.  I reached out to him, not because I thought he had money … 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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Moving Donors Up

He was jazzed. The hospital he supported with small, annual gifts had invited him to take a private tour, and during that tour, he got to meet and talk with some of the research doctors. The lab excited him; the … 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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