7 great old quotes about philanthropy

iMarketSmart

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

iMarketSmart

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.

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.

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

EveryAction

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs. Chronicle of Philanthropy has termed the “windfall years.”

Donor Expectations – Episode 7

iMarketSmart

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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What do you really think about DONOR SCORING?

iMarketSmart

Here are some types of donor scores I’ve seen: Wealth scores. A confidence level that the wealth and philanthropy information is correctly matched to a prospect. Related Posts: >>Is it time to dump donor ‘scores’?

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The myth of the disappearing donor

iMarketSmart

Lots of folks think donors are disappearing. . and other philanthropic countries are still increasing how can it be that donors are disappearing ? This concept is really simple: When customers/donors consider where to spend their money they weigh an outcome against its cost.

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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?

#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.

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 your wealthy donors love donor advised funds and why you should care

iMarketSmart

Donor Advised Funds… There are plenty of people who don’t like ’em. Instead, I want to point out why they work, why your donors love them and why you should care— NOW! Donor Advised Fund products are solid because they: 1.

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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.

Focus on your donors’ lives, not their wallets

iMarketSmart

Instead, it is all about the donor’s desire to feel good about having done something meaningful with their life. 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.

10 reasons why donors and fundraisers like Rollover IRA giving

iMarketSmart

Why donors like Rollover IRAs. QCD’s could be ‘gateway’ gifts leading to larger major gifts during the supporters’ lifetime or a bequest (assuming the fundraisers build relationships with the QCD donors); B. Donors aren’t stupid.

Is donor retention really where you should focus your time and money?

iMarketSmart

The market/sector has been ‘flooded’ with people talking about donor retention for many years now. Many of them make money selling software and services that supposedly help fundraisers improve their donor retention. Yet after all their talk, the statistics say that donor retention just keeps going down. The number of donors giving to charity keeps declining while total charitable dollars keep increasing.

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Think your donors are stupid?

iMarketSmart

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

iMarketSmart

Sometimes people ask us why we don’t allow donors to be anonymous when taking donor surveys. I guess they actually believe donors want to be anonymous. But their preferences have nothing to do with the donors’ Trust me on this. Your donors will be glad you did.

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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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7 simple steps to qualify your donors

iMarketSmart

Now that you’ve properly engaged your donors and put forth some effort to properly understand them, it’s time to segment the data based on a variety of factors. Based on your segmentation, some donors will require highly personal, one-to-one outreach (such as a telephone call or a visit) while others would probably prefer a letter or email. Be there for the donors that want personal contact. Be available for the donors that don’t (at least not yet).

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Is it time to dump donor ‘scores’?

iMarketSmart

It seems like every service provider has a scoring system for your donors. Unfortunately, the scores provided by wealth screenings and predictive analytical models usually deliver way too many donor prospects. Instead of looking at capacity first, you should begin by surveying your donors to capture their 'why'' and readiness for outreach. Because I invented the system for surveying and tracking donors. Your donors want to find meaning in their lives.

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Donor target ask amounts offend me

iMarketSmart

How on earth can a software provider or wealth screener (or, sometimes, even a prospect researcher) assume a ‘target ask amount’ without having had a single conversation with the donor? I find this offensive and I think your donors might too. First, you should qualify the donors for your caseload (portfolio). I think unless you already know the donor, presupposing is dreaming. Is donor qualification more important than donor identification?

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Don’t survey your donors unless you have cultivation ready to go

iMarketSmart

I called the donors who said they already planned a gift and the prospects who said they were interested in doing so. This leads me back to the title of today’s post: Don’t survey your donors unless you have cultivation ready to go. Bottom line: If you don’t have cultivation ready to go, don’t survey your donors (unless you want to tick ’em off). Let’s start at the beginning.

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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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#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 ).

And another thing about donor-advised funds…

iMarketSmart

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

iMarketSmart

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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Top 2 cringeworthy things some fundraisers say to major donor prospects (and what they might want to say instead)

iMarketSmart

I guess they figure they’ll ‘wow’ donor prospects into giving because they and their organization are so awesome. Most major donor prospects are not looking for an update.

Why you need to focus on the most qualified donors

iMarketSmart

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.

#Philanthropy: Could Text Messages Circumvent Apple’s Restrictions On Charity Apps?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Hopefully the use of reverse-billing SMS will prove a valuable too to reach out to potential donors. Apple Inc.

Top 10 Ways You Can Benefit from Conducting a Donor Survey

iMarketSmart

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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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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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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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?

#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.

#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 ?

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.

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

iMarketSmart

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.

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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#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.

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

iMarketSmart

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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High Impact Philanthropy is insulting

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is High Impact Philanthropy ? It occurs to me that instead of letting a bunch of people removed from the problem take their theory of giving into their own hands, we might be better served if people receiving services, nonprofits and government worked more hand in hand, forging collaborations and best practices across the nation, sharing ideas, and forging goals collectively, instead of donors forging the goals. Do you see why High impact Philanthropy rubs me the wrong way?

Why your donor prospects lie to you and won’t accept your outreach

iMarketSmart

Your major gift and legacy gift donor prospects feel the same way. They call the donor prospect and say something like, “I just wanted to thank you” or “I just wanted to update you.” ” Here at MarketSmart, we’ve even had tons of donors say they left an organization in their legacy plans or that they were interested in making a major gift. So how can you help your donors move themselves from interest to desire?