6 major donor expectations you simply cannot ignore

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The 6 most read parts of any major gift solicitation letter

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What’s your fundraising asking style?

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

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>> 12 Questions that Lead to a Better Fundraising Story. >> Everyone says the number one reason why people give is because they were asked.

9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors

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The 4 levels of donor commitment according to Mal Warwick

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You don’t own your donors

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You don’t own your donors.Too many times I’ve heard chapters say that they don’t want to share planned giving leads with their main office out of fear for lost local revenue. Here’s the deal folks.

The 5 p’s of engagement fundraising

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Involvement leads to commitment. Digital Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation strategy best charity blogs charity donor centered fundraising donor centric communications donor engagement ideas donor retention ideas1- Permission. Donors have immense power these days.

Are you a cold-hearted fundraiser or a warm-hearted facilitator?

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4 things pizza and major gift fundraising have in common

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Almost four years ago I declared: “The Fundraising Pyramid Is DEAD!”

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Related Posts: >>Yes, The Donor Pyramid is Really Dead (Clarification.com). >> eBook: How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. Is the fundraising donor pyramid dead? Recently I was reminded of a blog post I wrote four years ago that got a lot of attention.

If asking for donations makes you uncomfortable, read this now!

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Recently I was asked the following: “The whole idea of the ‘ask’ is very uncomfortable to me. How can I become more comfortable with it?” ” Here’s my answer: First, if you are uncomfortable with asking, it’s probably for one or all of 3 reasons.

Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys

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A harsh reality most fundraisers don’t want to face

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What donors value is often their time without you and not their time with you. That’s right. I said it. And I know it’s hard to take. Sadly, as time goes on, the value your donors place on their time will only grow since the more money people have, the less time they have. Tweet this!

8 simple ideas to involve your donors and build deeper connections

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4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking

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7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world

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Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines. The great advertising legend David Ogilvy once said, “On average, five times as many people read the headlines as read body copy. So, when you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

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Fundraising metrics: you have to see them to believe them

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What planned and major gifts officers can learn from Shark Tank

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I love Shark Tank , the reality TV show that features a panel of potential venture capitalists (“sharks”) evaluating aspiring entrepreneurs product/business ideas. I watch it with my kids!

Do major gift and planned gift staff need “sales managers”?

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But too many of them don’t know how to manage lead generation, cultivation, and tactical “closing” teams. Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy accountability best practices for fundraising charity blog cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving fundraising tips Lead Generation major gift marketing sales managersSales managers? But we don’t sell anything! Actually, you do! You’re selling value.

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How many LinkedIn contacts do you have?

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Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

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There’s power in exclusivity but are you using it?

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Are you a show up and throw up fundraiser?

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4 great reasons to hire a capital campaign consultant

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Fundraising Lead Generation strategy capital campaign consultant capital campaign consulting firms capital campaign plan charity blog nonprofit operations advice nonprofit tips reasons to hire a fundraising consultantLarge amounts of money are at stake. This might be the largest amount of money your organization will ever raise. Getting an experienced consultant onboard will increase your chances of success exponentially. Time is of the essence.

The most powerful motivators of major gifts and legacy gifts.

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Is your job really to raise money?

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How to prep for your next big ask

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Should your CRM include photos of each of your donors?

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7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

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In fact, one of our clients generates planned gifts and leads as a result of the newsletter we produce for them AND they also generate $200,000 in cash per issue. They like to think about the meaning of their lives and how they can have a positive impact on future generations.

6 reasons why some donors prefer to stay anonymous

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Donor Complaints: Why it’s a bad idea to get upset with donors when they complain

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Why failing to focus on major and planned gifts can be so dangerous

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Why not increase investment in generating referrals from major donors instead? Greenfield, once wrote in one of his books that it costs only pennies on the dollar to generate major and planned gifts.

Why the first gift really shouldn’t count

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At MarketSmart, we get super-excited when a new organization signs up to work with us. And why not? It is, after all, a genuine thrill to acquire a new client. But I always admonish my staff that the first investment made by a new client shouldn’t really count.

7 key questions for qualifying your major gift and planned gift prospects

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Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising nonprofit marketing tactics nonprofit marketing tips PhilanthropyThe funny thing about fundraising is that just about every nonprofit has plenty of data, plenty of prospects, and some even have wealth screened data— so they have plenty of prospects that they know have the capacity to give. But are they qualified?

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35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters

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16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love

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Finally we’re releasing the HIPPO killer!!!

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4 amazing quotes about how to treat your donors (from the Fortune 500)

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Fail more.

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