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When I first started doing fundraising workshops—about a decade ago—I was dismayed to discover that the most basic of all things fundraising wasn’t happening. Indeed, at one workshop there were 35 discrete organizations represented. “How many of you,” I asked, … Continue reading
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
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
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