11 best practices for your legacy society communications

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Will You Become an Engagement Fundraiser?

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The Top 3 Reasons Spray-And-Pray Fundraising Communications Fail

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You Can’t Marry Your Donors After the First Date

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People don’t suddenly become best friends overnight. Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation fundraising tips Philanthropy philanthropy blog StrategyDonors build relationships with nonprofits the same way they build relationships with people. Slowly! Step 1: Meet through friends. Step 2: Chat a bit.

Why Your Year-End Fundraising Failed To Generate As Much Revenue As You Hoped

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The top qualification and prioritization data points you should consider before you reach out to your supporters to build a caseload

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Here are my IN’s & OUT’s for 2019… what do you think about them?

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How You Can Build Relationships With More Hi-Value Supporters at Lower Costs

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Follow This Example To See How Automated Cultivation Can Work To Meet Donor Needs.

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I recount how I met my best friends there and where I hung out with the girl who would become my wife. Best of all, I feel good. If you were a fundraiser at my alma mater seeking a donation from me for a new building, a progressive campaign might look like this: Step 1 – Awareness.

Are You Too Busy to Succeed?

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3 reasons why I use curse words (but only one that matters)

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The 8 Components of Engagement Fundraising

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For some charities, the best ones might be webinars, free content, checklists, and so on. There are eight components of my innovative fundraising methodology : 1. Accepting the Pareto principle. We’ve called it the 80/20 rule, but it’s more like the 90/10 rule when applied to fundraising.

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Too much major and legacy gift fundraising is focused on HOW when it should be focused on WHY.

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What Are You Doing to Change?

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4 types of supporters that self-qualify their interest in being in your portfolio/caseload.

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NOTE: Interestingly, we have found that recency of engagement is the single best indicator that a donor will accept your call —not their wealth or giving history or even their answers to questions (unless one of those answers implies that you should call right away).

5 Simple Steps for Fundraising Success Thanks to Marc Pitman

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It’s less than $15 and would make a super holiday present for your best friend, boss or board. A Welcome Discovery! I came across this terrific little book while I was home, nursing a really bad cold this past week. I bought it a long time ago but somehow failed to read it. Big mistake!

A bunch of reasons why January is NOT necessarily the best time to ‘hit your donor’s mailbox’

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15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!

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Are You Ready to Engage?

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3 scientific concepts you should understand and use properly to break through the noise and gain your supporters’ attention.

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The Four Selfs

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Your job is to recognize that 99% of the time your supporters try to educate themselves about you, your organization, its mission and how they can realize the best version of themselves by supporting it, they do it online— without you. .

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4 simple concepts that can help you raise sophisticated transformational gifts

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Are you avoiding your donors?

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How to stop over-thinking and start engaging

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And finally, reach out to those supporters who raise their hands saying they are ready to engage with you on a deeper level so you can facilitate their understanding of how their gifts can help them realize the best versions of themselves.

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Top 8 reasons why you might want to read my new book: Engagement Fundraising

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Top 3 reasons why major gift or legacy gift officers don’t have enough face-to-face meetings with donors

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What do you really think about DONOR SCORING?

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A confidence level that the wealth and philanthropy information is correctly matched to a prospect. Here are some types of donor scores I’ve seen: Wealth scores. Capacity scores. Legacy gift likelihood scores. Major gift likelihood scores. Annual gift likelihood scores.

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What The Heck Is Progressive Profiling And Why You Need To Do It?

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Imagine: One extra call each day.

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Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

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In other words, we practice what we preach. If there’s potential for a win-win partnership, offer the next step— a call/meeting with you to discuss how they can realize the best version of themselves by giving.

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Why you should think more than twice about allowing anonymous responses in donor surveys

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Automated Cultivation vs. “Moves Management”

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It places emphasis on taking notes to document the moves, which is a good practice for ensuring that the relationship-building process garners the attention and focus it deserves. I think that would really be the best approach, a blending of the two!

How Your Restaurant Waiter Can Teach You About Fundraising

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3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money

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Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! They look like resumes, not invitations. After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job?

The Best of SmartIdeas 2017 Book Now Available! – Get it free from us, quantities limited!

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Focus on your donors’ lives, not their wallets

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A long-term, cultivation approach is the best way to go since you never know when a life circumstance will arrive leading a donor to examine their plan.

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What everyone is missing about the 2018 $410 billion giving figure from Giving USA

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Washington Post: “Una Osili, a dean and economics professor at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, says the school’s research shows that the percentage of U.S. $410 billion. Hooray! Right? Not so fast! Lots of folks are not so happy. So today I’m going to tell you what they are missing that makes them all wrong for being so salty. First, here are some of the downers I recently read and heard after the $410 billion figure was announced. . Holding pens.

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3 simple steps to break your transactional, spray-and-pray fundraising addiction

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Meanwhile, the best face-to-face fundraisers aren’t very good at the role of appointment-setter because they detest the tedious and time-consuming nature of the appointment-setting process. Nonprofits tend to get addicted to transactions. Of course addictions are hard to break.

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Complacency is a prelude to disaster

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I know, change is hard. But I think too many people are afraid of change and disruption when they really should be afraid of being afraid. After all, the only thing we can truly depend upon is change. So why not embrace it? Or, why not take it one step further? Here’s what I mean.

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The myth of the disappearing donor

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” The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s article titled Where Are My Donors reported: “Since 2000, the percentage of households that donate has dropped in every age group. Lots of folks think donors are disappearing. . While populations in the U.S.

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Is it time to banish photos of fundraisers and oversized checks?

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Top 3 ways to determine whether or not a so-called expert is worth listening to

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I guess he was good at preaching but not so good at practicing what he preached. Most people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. On social media you’ll find a lot of people posting and making comments on posts.