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I must sound like a broken record but here’s more nonprofit data that will inspire you to focus more on major donors

iMarketSmart

Are you focused on events and low-dollar donors? It would take hundreds of years for a monthly annual fund donor to equal just one planned gift.

How Ryan Gosling Thanked a Major Donor

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ryan Gosling: Actor and Nonprofit Communicator? It’s a free service and over 2,000 nonprofits are signed up, so you are in good company!

The simplest way to acquire a new major donor— FAST

iMarketSmart

Everyone wants new major donors. Most nonprofits spend a lot of time and money noodling their data to find them. Tweet this!

Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that events are the slowest way to make money for a nonprofit. Because he has connected with these donors primary developmental needs.

Every Donor a Major Donor

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

One question that's always likely to come up when I teach a workshop on fund development is, "How do you define a major donor?" People ask this to determine some sort of line in how to thank and care for their donors; where to set the bar in setting aside one group of donors for "special treatment."

Looking for Major Donors? Build Better Bridges With These Financial Tools

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Nonprofits stand to build better bridges to affluent donors—leading to valuable long-term philanthropic partnerships—if they understand the various tools used by wealth advisors in charitable giving. Charities often forget that donors rarely give to a single organization or cause. Year End Fundraising Attracting New Donors

Are All Donors Major Donors? In Social Medialand, Yes!

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via Advisor to Superheroes Over at A Small Change, Jason Dick had an interesting idea: how about treating every donor as a major donor?

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

iMarketSmart

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.

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Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies

iMarketSmart

The post Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies appeared first on MarketSmart | . You read that correctly.

4 powerful major gift “probing closes” (for moving your proposal forward)

iMarketSmart

>> The Secret: Why People Really Make Major Gifts and Bequests. >> >> 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Lose Nonprofit Donors. >>

What a terrific advertisement!

iMarketSmart

I really can’t say it any better than this ad thanks to LegacyVoice , a legacy administration and marketing firm based in the UK. Kudos!

What’s your fundraising asking style?

iMarketSmart

According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.”

How ‘Sustainable’ Is Your Organization?

The Agitator

In recent years, the question has migrated to the minds of more and more donors.

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

Major donors stop giving for those very same reasons. Similarly, donors don’t give to nonprofits. Bad service. Tweet this!

12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

iMarketSmart

The best fundraisers know that you can’t ask for money until you’ve aligned with the donor’s personal mission. Tweet this!

16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love

iMarketSmart

The post 16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love appeared first on MarketSmart | . Infographics. Short, “self-contained” emails (with no hyperlinks) that include very brief updates. Short letters or online articles (2-3 paragraphs). Highly relevant and targeted medium length YouTube videos. Podcasts.

How to prospect and qualify major donors with Jeff Scheifels- Free Webinar

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering where all of the major donors are hiding? Your next major donor may be right under your nose! AND MORE!

How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?

iMarketSmart

Yet, in the nonprofit sector fundraisers don’t seem to care as much about generating leads or responding to them. I say this because very few nonprofits make it easy for donors to become leads. Recommendations. >> How to Stem the Tide of Departing Donors. >> Avoid a Big Mistake: Stop Asking for Bequest Gifts!

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Two Smart Ways to Acquire New Major Donors

iMarketSmart

Recently I was asked to attend a nonprofit’s Board of Directors meeting. But what about your mid-level donors? Less is more.

A “wild woman” interviewed me

iMarketSmart

Ever want to hear the voice of SmartIdeas (Greg Warner)? Here’s your chance. Mazarine Trez of Wildwoman Fundraising interviewed me some time ago.

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

iMarketSmart

I hoped to be a business major at the University of Maryland in the 80’s. So, I decided to become a journalism major instead even though I wasn’t very good at writing. So that was that and I majored in journalism instead of business. Your writing should not be designed to impress your donors. Keep it simple.

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When Women Win

The Agitator

to become a federal judge: “Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.”.

3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors

iMarketSmart

But what about your donors? Related posts: >> 15 telephone call don’ts for major and legacy gift fundraisers. >>

HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

Basically, we’re trying to help you and your peers understand more about major gift fundraising. I really need your help. And more.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community

iMarketSmart

Although this letter is meant for the “community” (non-donors and donors), this is NOT how you should ever address people.

Should your donors be given a chance to “tip” your organization?

iMarketSmart

Similar to how you tip a waiter, why not allow the donor the choice between several overhead support options? Are you confused by that headline?

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Proof that high-dollar donors are more loyal than low-dollar supporters

iMarketSmart

You can see the first one below proving that high-dollar donors are actually more loyal (stickier) than low-dollar supporters. LIKE THIS POST?

Fail more.

iMarketSmart

– Napoleon Hill – Too many nonprofits are too afraid to fail. . “ I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ”.

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iMarketSmart

Then they separated them into three major categories: Fundraising. Major gifts. I love my staff!! They are so thoughtful! Planned gifts.

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More on All Donors as Major Donors

A Small Change

I was blown away with the incredible responses in the All Donors as Major Donors post. But we know it is not. ” J.

Quality vs. Quantity: Which is better for selecting fundraising prospects?

iMarketSmart

I’ve always felt that nonprofits spend way too much time and money looking at historical donor data to try to predict future giving.

5 ideas you should share with supporters to close more year-end major gifts

iMarketSmart

Whenever I see articles about year-end giving for major gifts, they always seem to say the same things such as, “Don’t forget to look at your list and — most of all — ask!” Remind them to recommend gifts be made from their donor-advised funds. ” I figure you already know that stuff. ” 1.

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Protecting Donor Privacy

The Agitator

Fundraising philosophy/profession Major donors Nonprofit management Transparency premiumEfforts by the F.B.I.

The 6 most read parts of any major gift solicitation letter

iMarketSmart

Here are the 6 most read parts of any major gift solicitation letter: The sender (firstly, the donor wants to see who sent the letter).

Thank you for being part of our growing ecosystem

iMarketSmart

I created Engagement Fundraising and invented our software because I’m really a donor, not a fundraiser. So hold onto your hats.

Fundraising Miracle

The Agitator

Short-term thinking is by far the greatest enemy of effective fundraising. Signs of this noxious enemy abound.

It ain’t friendraising… it’s fundraising

iMarketSmart

If they are extroverted they might feel empathy toward a donor that isn’t necessary because the donor actually wants to give the money away. >> Time to Change the Way You Communicate With Donors: From Multichannel to Omnichannel Communications. >> Popular opinion is wrong. Tweet This! Tweet This!

10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

Great nonprofit stories: *Convey impact and outcomes; *Elicit emotion and compassion; and. Inspire further action and commitment.

What planned and major gifts officers can learn from Shark Tank

iMarketSmart

The post What planned and major gifts officers can learn from Shark Tank appeared first on MarketSmart | . I watch it with my kids!

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits. What are you giving up to work at a nonprofit?

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