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- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #5 – How Well Did You Thank & Report Back To Your Donors?
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #4 – Review Your Use of Time
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #3 – Analyze Your Strategies – Did They Work?
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #2 – Review The Performance Of Each Donor On Your Caseload
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #1 – Review Your Caseload And Take Action
Category Archives: Data
You might have just read this headline and said to yourself, “I can tell this is going to be really boring stuff – I really don’t need to read or do this!” Well, if you’re thinking this, let me tell … Continue reading
It’s really hard for me to believe that a seasoned major gift professional will, in a moment of major gift suicide, tell his team to just “mail the caseload an ask!” And yet, it happens all the time. And when … Continue reading
In this seven part series we’re talking about what makes for the ideal major gift program. So far we’ve established that it is important to have the proper context for major gift fundraising – an ideal structure and organization for … Continue reading
Hey guys, I hope you had a great weekend. Here in Philadelphia we managed to slog it through the triple digits and extremely high humidity. Reminds me of the rainforest…but we press on! Getting back to discussing qualifying donors makes … Continue reading
Here is something I see all the time in non-profit fundraising and it’s got to STOP now!! A donor who has a fairly long history of giving, $50 here, $100 there in response to regular mail or e-appeals, suddenly gives … Continue reading
“How much are you raising this year, Rachel?” I asked. “Oh, about a million,” she replied. “About? What do you mean about?” I asked, trying to get a more precise fix on the number. “That’s what my boss said. I … Continue reading