4 Examples of Nonprofit Engagement

Recently, a question was posed to me on LinkedIn asking about which nonprofits are engaging with donors in a way that creates a feeling of "belonging." We've found in surveys that donors frequently talk about a desire to be a part of community. Donors want to be a part of something. With donors who have

By |2022-08-06T17:57:44-04:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured Intermediate, Fundraising|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 Examples of Nonprofit Engagement

We Miss You! How to Make a Lapsed Donor Fall in Love Again

Lapsed donors are one of the best sources for boosting your income. Lapsed donors are those who haven’t given in a period of time, most organizations consider a donor lapsed after 12+ months. A lapsed donor once gave to your organization, so he has both familiarity with you and also overcome the hurdle to give you a gift. 

By |2022-08-06T17:58:31-04:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Donor Communication, Intermediate|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on We Miss You! How to Make a Lapsed Donor Fall in Love Again

Episode 30 – How to Say Thanks to Your Donors

Demonstrating gratitude to your donors may be your most important job as a fundraiser. Why? A happy donor gives a second, third, and fourth time. A well thanked donor tells their friends. Learn creative ways to thank your donors.

By |2020-12-22T15:08:17-05:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Donor Communication, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Episode 30 – How to Say Thanks to Your Donors

6 Ways to Have Happier Donors

One of the areas that many of us need to focus on this next year is: How do we retain more donors? Donor attrition is a major issue for non-profits, as there, quite frankly, aren't enough resources for us to go out and acquire new donors all the time. Donor attrition is the percentage of

By |2022-08-06T17:55:51-04:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Beginner, Donor Communication|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 6 Ways to Have Happier Donors

Are You Bothering Your Donors?

Why are we afraid we're "bothering" donors? We ask questions like "how soon is too soon to ask for a second gift?" or "best practices say I should wait nine months for a second gift, what should I communicate before then?" Can you imagine a meeting at Amazon where executives debate like this, "We should

By |2018-05-16T18:56:59-04:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Beginner, Donor Communication, Featured Beginner, Fundraising|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Are You Bothering Your Donors?
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