7 great old quotes about philanthropy

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Related Posts: >>4 amazing quotes about how to treat your donors from the Fortune 500. The post 7 great old quotes about philanthropy appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Abraham Lincoln famously said, “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad; and that’s my religion.”. Booker T. Washington said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” and also said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”.

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

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Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. In addition to helping people learn about your organization, its programs, and its impact, I think you should help them learn what philanthropy is all about.

Donors Aren’t Stupid

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High-capacity donors aren’t stupid. They might feel donor remorse. You, your donor and the beneficiaries of their gifts will be glad you did. Related Posts: >>Think your donors are stupid? Donors give when THEY want to give, not when YOU want them to give. The post Donors Aren’t Stupid appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. They know a good ‘deal’ versus a bad one. They know what’s fair and what isn’t.

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Donor Expectations – Episode 7

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Greg and Tim discuss the six expectations donors have of non-profits in this episode of Engagement Fundraising. The post Donor Expectations – Episode 7 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Think your donors are stupid?

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High-capacity donors aren’t altruistic. The post Think your donors are stupid? Fundraising Philosophy/motivation best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation fundraising tips major gift fundraising Philanthropy philanthropy blog StrategyThey want something from you just as much as you want something from them.

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And another thing about donor-advised funds…

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But the value proposition offered to donors by donor-advised funds is fair and good. So, are the DAF holding pens just making money off the generosity of donors? In other words, think of it this way… The DAF got the donor halfway there for you. They got the donor to move the money from an investment account to an account earmarked for charity. Here’s how: Click on this link to the donor-advised fund widget I created for the sector to use for free.

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Is donor qualification more important than donor identification?

iMarketSmart

If you are a major or legacy gift fundraiser, you’re probably responsible for a group of donors on your caseload or portfolio. Or you might enlist the help of a wealth screening or predictive analytics and modeling firm to help you identify the best donors for your portfolio.

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Donors give when THEY want to give, not when YOU want them to give

iMarketSmart

Unsuccessful fundraisers want donors to give on their timeline, not the donor’s. They think they can make the donor ‘move’ when they want them to ‘move’ They ignore where the donor resides in the consideration process. Come on folks… donor-centricity is a way of life, not a buzzword! Related Posts: >>Should your CRM include photos of each of your donors? It ain’t about you.

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Top 5 reasons why it’s time to kill donor visit quotas!

iMarketSmart

They lead many fundraisers to meet with unqualified donors just to hit their quota— ignoring the fact that, for instance, five really great visits with highly-qualified donors will generate more funds than 50 visits with unqualified donors. Why fundraisers shouldn’t be making friends with donors. The post Top 5 reasons why it’s time to kill donor visit quotas! Quotas… YUCK!

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4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Corporate philanthropy has been a hot button topic recently. Your nonprofit can’t afford to miss out on the benefits that come with corporate philanthropy. Here are the top four ways to use corporate philanthropy to boost your online fundraiser. Guest blog by Adam Weinger.

Donor retention and donor qualification go together like peas in a pod

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Donor retention and donor qualification. Similarly, you shouldn’t consider donor retention without involving donor qualification because there’s no sense in spending time and effort on retaining donors without a qualification strategy in place. Therefore, if you build a retention strategy that commands your team to try to retain every single donor, you may be doing more harm than good. Some things just work best when coupled together.

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How asking for advice helps fundraisers: (1) qualify donors for their portfolios AND (2) build deeper relationships

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Your donors want a partner, not a solicitor. Your donors’ first gift is their time and effort. >>35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters. The post How asking for advice helps fundraisers: (1) qualify donors for their portfolios AND (2) build deeper relationships appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Partners ask for advice before asking for money. Partners looking for advice are looking to collaborate.

Top 10 Ways You Can Benefit from Conducting a Donor Survey

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Identify – Decide who your best donor prospects are based on what they say. Generate leads – Get major donor and legacy gift prospects to raise their hands showing interest in giving or volunteering. Understand – Where each donor prospect resides in the consideration process for giving so you focus on those who are ready. Related Resources: >>Engagement Fundraising Podcast – Episode 3: Donor Surveys. >>The Raise money – If you want advice, ask for money.

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Why you need to focus on the most qualified donors

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Because… the world is quickly becoming one that has fewer donors giving more. No, they focus their efforts by qualifying their donors before spending time (which is just as valuable as money) with supporters who cannot and will never be interested in making a tremendous impact and have no ability to introduce you to those who can. The post Why you need to focus on the most qualified donors appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Focus.

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

iMarketSmart

That’s why, these days, you need to insert a crucial step in between your marketing/communications and your outreach calls if you want to set-up more appointments with highly qualified major and legacy donors or prospects. Your donors really have no reason to trust you.

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#Philanthropy: Get Involved With Some Of The Biggest Corporate Donors

Non Profit Marketing 360

Periodically over the next few weeks we’ll report further research pursued on some of the top 50 corporate donors, their projects, and how your organization might benefit from starting a relationship with them.

How to create a culture of philanthropy at your nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

And she’ll be speaking about how to create a culture of philanthropy at your nonprofit. You’re going to be presenting on how to create a culture of philanthropy at your nonprofit, but what is a culture of philanthropy and why is it so important?

3 reasons why your donors and donor prospects won’t call you back.

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Thanks to our system, lots of donors disclosed that they already left her organization in their estate plans and many more donor prospects said they might consider such a gift. But her donors couldn’t see that and they weren’t calling her back. ” She continued saying, “after all, they left our organization in their estate plan” (as if that meant the donor should be more likely to respond to her outreach). Your donors are busy.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. Here are the 7 faces of philanthropy: Dopey?

Thoughts On National Philanthropy Day

The Agitator

Around the globe today, more than 100 communities and 50,000 people will have participated in events and celebrations marking National Philanthropy Day. As we mark this year’s Philanthropy Day, two occurrences strike me as significant and deserving of special attention by our fellow.

#PHILANTHROPY: Google Can Give Time, Resources, & AdWords To Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Google is the great behemoth of web searching and video hosting. Google.com is default homepage in millions of browsers and YouTube has inspired citizen journalists in war-torn Syria and video mashups of cute kittens in suburbia.

Donor Sexual Harrassment

Wild Woman Fundraising

How we deal with female donors versus male donors -are we equitable in our treatment of donors, as couples, do we talk more to the man than the woman? How do we value women’s philanthropy? Board member and Donor Harassment: My Story.

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Fundraisers, today you have a chance to feel exactly how your donors feel

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You’ll also learn exactly how your donors feel. Feel what your donors feel. Give so you can help others and help yourself learn how to help your donors enjoy the giving experience more.

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Have I mentioned how self-actualization ties in with why donors give?

iMarketSmart

Donors aim for self-actualization and giving helps them make progress toward that goal. Related: >>Podcast Episode – Engagement Fundraising: Season 1, Episode 9: Donor Wants, Needs, and Interests. >>Why Why you need to know the difference between your donor’s implicit vs. explicit needs. The post Have I mentioned how self-actualization ties in with why donors give?

3 simple steps to get more money from donor-advised funds (DAF’s)

iMarketSmart

STEP 1- Find out who has a donor-advised fund (among your supporters, advocates, donors, members, alumni, subscribes, etc.). STEP 2- Engage with the people that have a donor-advised fund. Employ a hard ask by simply saying, “Have you ever considered using your donor-advised fund to support ?” Podcast Episode: Donor-Advised Funds (Episode 12, Season 1 – Engagement Fundraising).

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Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In part, this is why donors use online ratings systems. Making the right data easier to access and understand helps donors stay focused on what matters: the achievement of social impact. But we believe that tools like this can support a culture of data driven philanthropy.

Why fundraisers shouldn’t be making friends with donors

iMarketSmart

And other donors, the ones with means, the ones who already gave A LOT OF THEIR MONEY to her organization, funded all of that. Those donors (funders) make up only 12% of her database and their gifts amount to 83% of her organization’s revenue. In fact, just 4% account for almost 50% of all donor dollars. All donors deserve that. But some donors deserve the VIP experience because of what they gave and what they are capable of giving. A true story.

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#PHILANTHROPY: Evidence Of ‘Emerging Charitable Markets’ & How To Tap Into Them

Non Profit Marketing 360

An article on yesterday’s E-Jewish Philanthropy caught our eye because the authors did a really interesting bit of research into the top givers in US in this calendar year. Their digging into the shifting practices of donors of the Jewish faith applies to donors of other faiths ?

#PHILANTHROPY: #Sundance & A3 Foundation Extend Cooperation for Asian-American Artists

Non Profit Marketing 360

Many organizations feel a letdown if they don’t land the marquee donor, but a few engaged mid-level donors not only can make up the financial difference, but you might gain a group of ready-built networks of still further support from those mid-level donors.

Why not create a donor appreciation department?

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Only I think they should be called donor appreciation departments. Imagine a team serving and supporting the fundraisers by helping them come up with creative yet efficient and effective ways to thank and engage donors. The post Why not create a donor appreciation department?

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#PHILANTHROPY: What Might Inspire People To Give To Your Charity?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Here is an audio podcast of their ideas about fundraising from NPR’s Marketplace : What Makes a Donor Donate? Next, strive with a larger donor to offer matching funds (a tried-and-true tactic of National Public Radio ).

Why your job is to get donors to talk to themselves.

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Therefore, your job is to engage donors in a way that inspires self-talk that makes them feel good. Related Posts: >>A challenge to the fundraisers of the world … >>Resource: Donor Offer Value Checklist. The post Why your job is to get donors to talk to themselves. Your job is not to come up with words and images that will persuade or convince people to give.

Is Your Donor “Endangered”?

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“Welcome customers [donors] as you would guests in your home.” It demonstrates that the customer [donor] is important and worthy of your respect.” “Questions are the sign of a fully engaged customer [donor]. The post Is Your Donor “Endangered”?

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Show some donor appreciation!

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The post Show some donor appreciation! Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving charity blog donor appreciation donor cultivation legacy gifts major gift marketing tips nonprofit marketing philanthropy blog planned gift marketingYou should know that lots of people try to tell me how to market MarketSmart. They tell me I need to drive tons of traffic to my website. They call me up and tell me I should speak at or sponsor this or that event.

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Back to the Future of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I received a kind email from Erik Anderson, of the Donor Dreams Blog , suggesting I take on the subject of The Future of Philanthropy for this month's nonprofit blog carnival. They, of course, sought sponsors and donors to support their efforts.

FINALLY REVEALED: Dr. Russell James’ secrets to conducting donor surveys

iMarketSmart

And this time he’ll be talking about one of my favorite subjects — donor surveys. Plus his take on donor surveys is a bit different from mine (although not all that much). He’s back! Sure, I’ve got some experience in this area.

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Your donors want to find meaning in their lives. But are you helping them?

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I’ve droned on and on about the fact that your job is to make your donors feel good and to facilitate the exchange of dollars for value. And, of course, value is in the eye of the beholder (the donor’s eyes). The post Your donors want to find meaning in their lives.

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Claire’s 9 ways to get the major donor visit

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Getting a donor to see you might actually be the hardest part of your job. . She’s provided 9 useful, proven strategies for getting the major donor visit on her blog. SEE ALSO: >> 6 Ways to Get The Most Out of a Major Donor Visit. The post Claire’s 9 ways to get the major donor visit appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. In fact, some fundraisers feel that, once they get the meeting set, they are 80% of the way there!

#PHILANTHROPY: Zuckerberg’s Millions Suggest New Style Of Giving By Young

Non Profit Marketing 360

Anecdotally, [foundation members Ariel interviewed] believe young donors like to take big risks (again, as they’ve done as entrepreneurs in their professional lives) and they’re more interested in creating partnerships and being actively involved in their giving than older philanthropists.

Brainstorming Donor Identities

The Agitator

I’ve been preaching testing donor identities as ways of segmentation your file even in my pre-Agitator days. But here’s a secret: not all donor identities are created equal. Is there a difference in donors by what content they consume? Disaster versus non-disaster donors.