More Personalized Donor Cultivation

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The invitation was personal. Or for a request for pro bono fundraising assistance for a group that has made a personal difference to me? The loveliest card came in the mail for me two days ago, from a local modern dance organization associated with a MacArthur genius award choreographer. My connection? I’m an on and off participant in the group’s intergenerational amateur (although they’d never use that word) improvisation and composition dance work.

Personalized Donor Cultivation

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Get it all (by which she means a planned gift from the person’s estate).” Colleges and universities call it “move management.” Most other fundraising folks call it “cultivation.” Grassroots Fundraising Guru Kim Klien describes it as “Get some. Get more. Get more. Get more. An example I found in the promotional sample of Major Gifts newsletter is directed at schools, and most applicable to large institutions, but may spark ideas for others.

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Fundraising Items of Interest Around Katrina

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Thanks to Michael Gilbert and his Nonprofit Online News for his personal list of items of interest related to nonprofits, social justice in general, and the response to Hurricane Katrina in particular. link] Tuesday, August 30, 2005: In today's feature article, There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch, Putnam Barber takes a hard hitting look at the culture of entitlement that is so prevalent in our sector.

Gentle Nonsense, It's Dadaism Month!

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Today I break the rules of professional business blogging and blog-blab on about ideas pretty much unrelated to my blog's topic (fundraising and social change, for those still tuned in). My ol' college buddy Boog Highberger, current mayor of Lawrence, KS (Go Jayhawks) and unwavering Gentle Anarchist, has declared International Dadism Month. To be celebrated on Feb. 4, April 1, March 28 (coincidentally my birthday), July 15, Aug. 2, Aug. 7, Aug. 16, Aug. 26, Sept. 18, Sept. 22, Oct. 1, Oct.

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Notes from the Independent Sector Conference

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Peter Goldberg , CEO, Alliance for Children and Families, testified to the enormous value of the personal satisfaction possible working in this sector. Trying my best to be responsible, covering the Independent Sector 25th anniversary annual conference for Foundation News and Commentary , I took too many handwritten notes. My short report will be in the next issue of the magazine.

Include Finance Folks in Fundraising Plans

Fundraising Breakthroughs

A practical, thoughtful person. From a discussion on Charity Channel's development office list. Christine Manor, the poster, is a national leader specializing in nonprofit accounting. Luckily for organizations around the Washington-Baltimore area, she lives and works around here. "I I agree that the treasurer does not need to be the chair of the Development Committee.


Meeting with Funders

Fundraising Breakthroughs

New to grantseeking, this person has experience in other forms of fundraising. Then, I’ve got sufficient relationship to get an in-person meeting. Although foundation people will say you don’t need to meet with them to get a grant, my track record tells me that grants are more likely to come after in-person meetings. Grants come after an in-person meeting sometime during the process

Handling Vague Verbal Pledges

Fundraising Breakthroughs

You're on the phone—or at lunch—with a prospective donor and the person promises to send a gift of "$500, maybe more, before the end of the year," or "$500 plus $3000 to $5000 more, depending on xyz situation." The "hearer" tells (the assigned person). Assigned Person) sends a personalized-adapted standard letter (which you may need to create) that says Thank you for your pledge to give $amount to us for.

#Fundraising: Online/Mobile Donations Still Need The Personal Touch

Non Profit Marketing 360

Stanford University commencement address in 2005. Apple's online memorial. First and foremost, we must mark the death of Steve Jobs, former CEO at Apple, who died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 56. He helped build a great computing tool.

Farewell Steve Jobs

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I did not know Steve Jobs personally, but I did follow his endeavors quite closely throughout the last decade. I’d like to post up this speech from his 2005 Standford University Commencement Address , which I think sums up his approach to life, business, and family.

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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

However, what was especially interesting to me was every person was concerned (in varing degrees) about the viablity and longevity of blogs in a world of social network clutter. . So I pulled out a deck I presented to the AMA Oklahoma Chapter in 2005 (!).

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Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On one end of the philanthropy continuum, many “traditional donors” make investments based on their passion for mission and their personal relationships. Anjali Deshmukh.

Why Donors Drop Out

The Agitator

The reasons cited in the chart to the right match almost exactly the results of similar studies conducted by The Agitator/ Donor Trends in 2005, 2008 and 2010 and by our sister company DonorVoice in 2012. The membership person immediately found my record and apologized for the mistake.

6 Quick Behavioral Economics Lessons for Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

What it is: In this case, the peer pressure comes from the simple power of the personal ask. If someone personally asks you to do something (especially in person or on the phone), you’re more likely to go along with the request to avoid embarrassment and disappointment, or to win praise. The research: Falk (2005 ) found that illustrated cards from street children in Bangladesh increased the relative frequency of donations.

PDF 2011: The Arab Spring Examined

A. Fine Blog

This year’s Personal Democracy Forum was focused, as you would expect, on the Arab Spring. He has been organizing using blogs at first and more recently Facebook and Twitter in Egypt since 2005, and been jailed at times because of it.

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game. Personal Expression - Others wanted to share not only information but their opinons. Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer - I started as a personal blog.

The Fundraising Rock Band

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The person who gets the blame when things go wrong. Jeff Brooks, creative director at TrueSense Marketing , has been serving the nonprofit community for more than 20 years and blogging about it since 2005.

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“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

I met a guy a couple of months ago who was making the same amount as I made ten years ago here in 2005. It’s because they’ve got a million other things to do, and the person that’s most interested in the pay raise is you. And, I said, “Make it a person.

Boo! What Is Your Scariest Thought About Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

Organizations need to be careful not to assume a simple Google search always results in learning the correct information about the person in question! And that they think how they did business in 2005 is the same as 2011.

A Nonprofit by Any Other Name

Fundraising 123

When Christopher Gavigan became CEO and executive director in 2005, he inherited a name with plenty of equity but also plenty of detractors inside and outside the organization. "The silhouette didn't connect with the personality of this little person or the larger story." "Cronan wanted to give that child personality and to represent all children."

What Should Nonprofit Leaders Expect from the Development Officer?

Get Fully Funded

As a consultant to nonprofits, my blood just boils when I am asked by executive directors or board members, “So, we are thinking about hiring a development officer, how long it will take before this person is raising more money than the salary we pay them?” Often a PR or marketing person comes next, and then one day the organization grows to maturity and says it itself, we need more money to expand program, move to a larger facility, hire more program people, or whatever.

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lawless and Fox 2005). You can do online media, You can be someone who writes, direct mail or newsletters, You can be an operations person. On the political side you have to think, is this person on our side? Does the person who raises the most money win? Joe Garecht.

Creating Personas for Priority Groups of Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

These traits should help staff and partners connect with the type of person who is your program priority. However, describing the persona is also a creative opportunity for staff and collaborators to bring the person to life for themselves and others. 2005).

10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s “Generations Online in 2009″ found that the biggest increase in Internet use between 2005 and 2008 was within the 70-75 year-old age group - not just grandparents, but great-grandparents.

Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

Diva Marketing Blog

One might even say, AMA set me on the road to social media when I chaired its first conferene on blogs in 2004 into 2005. . As a CMO I felt a personal obligation to create learning cultures where curiosity and teachable moments were valued. There''s a new dude in town.

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

They note 10% participation rates, weight loss of 3 pounds per person over 8 weeks, achieving only 6% of a collective weight loss goal, and the “fizzling out” of a 1-year citywide challenge. 2005).

Interview with Ed Garsten: Chrysler's Twitter Storm Back-story

Diva Marketing Blog

Once we got to the bottom of what happened, we issued a statement relaying the information, apologizing to the public for anyone who may have been offended, and revealed that NMS terminated their employee, who apparently thought he was tweeting from his personal account.

Interview: How can you start fundraising from nothing?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In 2005 I made an art blog – I also make encaustic art. So people are coming to new jobs, and it’s always an emergency, and they’re always running around asking, ‘Where did the last person put the grants?’ Ever wanted to learn how to start fundraising?

8 “Pinktober” Promotions that Deserve a Ribbon

Selfish Giving

First Standard: Does the program says exactly what charity will receive the funds, with enough information for a person to find and investigate the charity on their own. It shows in how much Delta has given to the BCRF since 2005: $3.5

How to make a splash! Marketing Your Nonprofit Educational Programs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Presented Tuesday, November 29, 2005. When you should communicate by e-mail, telephones, mail, or in person. I’ve never told anyone about this before… I’m about to share a secret that can help keep your association in the black.

Moving On

Selfish Giving

Joanna MacDonald has been my closest friend and colleague here at BMC since 2005. Jessica has planned numerous events for the team, and I know of no other staff person that has had a more physical or demanding job than she’s had. "I have great faith in a seed.

What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

You will learn how to articulate your value to sponsors on paper and in person. Mazarine has created the first Fundraising Android Apps, co-founded a nonprofit in 2005 AND raised over 1 million dollars for nonprofits. August 9th, 2012 3pm EDT OR September 6th, 3pm EDT.

Interview with Alex Brown, Author: Great and Goodness Barbaro And His Legacy - Part 1

Diva Marketing Blog

So let’s turn the clock back to 2005 – 2008 when you were Sr. If you have to ban someone (a user ID), typically that person has his / her own network, and belongs to other communities. .

Creating a Fundraising Strategy: What Do You Need to Consider?

Fundraiser Ideas

In 2005, noted Harvard Business Review columnists W. Personalizing the work of your organization can often produce a larger public response than if you were to run a “faceless&# fundraising campaign. As someone looking to fundraise, there are many options available at your disposal. Depending on the capital and branding needs of your organization, certain fundraising strategies may produce better results than others.

Free Webinar: Finding and Keeping Volunteers May 13th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Where to find in-person and virtual volunteers. In 2005 she co-founded a nonprofit called “The Moon Balloon Project” on the south shore of Boston, MA. Do you have too much to do? Are you struggling to keep up with your massive workload?

Four more years? Already?

Donor Power Blog

Okay, that probably doesn't mean much, but four years ago yesterday (July 5, 2005) this blog was born. Back in 2005, there weren't many readers. The first real "controversy" on this blog started with a post on November 8, 2005. This is Donor Power Blog post #1,029.

Dear Western Donors: “For God’s Sake, Please Just Stop”

Wild Woman Fundraising

This title quote comes from a person at a concert by Bono, who feels that aid does Africa more harm than good. In 2000, a world health conference in Nigeria set a target: by 2005, 60 percent of African children would use bed nets to protect them from malaria. Half the Sky! Read it!

5 Steps to Finding the Ideal Email Service Provider

Fundraising 123

But our ESP, which we’d used since 2005, just wasn’t up to the job. Some organizations slave over creating just the right email but their ESPs let them down in getting the right email to the right person in the right format. I took these conversations on personally, as I knew customer support was a vital element in my selection process. You want to hear that this person is like you and your colleagues in terms of technological skill level and job focus.

Rhode Island Election Results 2010

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Providence, the rhode island election results 2010 to keep the rhode island election results 2010 and legal custody are determined by the non-possessory parent's overtime will be presumed innocent and it is rare, if ever, that good servants of the rhode island election results 2005. From the rhode island election results 2005 a new crime or violating their filing the rhode island election results 2010.

4 Steps to making your first donor retention calendar

Wild Woman Fundraising

On a personal level, try something that looks like this: . In 2005 she co-founded a nonprofit called “The Moon Balloon Project” on the south shore of Boston, MA. Our donors don’t give year after year. Donors staying loyal is the exception, not the rule.