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3 major donor myths broken by Andrew Olsen


On his blog , he debunks 3 major donor myths that pertain to marketing. Andrew Olsen knows a thing or two about direct marketing.

The #1 Way to Generate More New Major Donors Fast


Do it today and you’ll grow your major donor list fast. So what are you waiting for? Give ‘em a ring! LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

How Ryan Gosling Thanked a Major Donor

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our organization is dedicated to a world without CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). Ryan Gosling: Actor and Nonprofit Communicator? Thanks, Kim.

6 themes you need to recognize about your major donors in the digital era


Major and planned gift donors want to engage on multiple channels. Major and planned gift donors want convenience.

5 Ways to Get Your Major Donors to Refer You and Your Organization to Others


The post 5 Ways to Get Your Major Donors to Refer You and Your Organization to Others appeared first on MarketSmart. ” 3.

The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit with Joe Garecht

Wild Woman Fundraising

Webinar Title: The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit.

10 Ways to Deliver Value to Your Major Donors and Planned Giving Prospects


Empower donors so they feel like they are “righting wrongs.” Oxytocin creates intimacy, trust, and builds healthy relationships.

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?

Major Gift Fundraising For Smaller Organizations

The Agitator

Lots of time and money is spent on identifying success factors in major gift fundraising for large organizations. Very little on factors that make a big difference for smaller organizations. Amy Eisenstein, author of Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops , has just released a study done in conjunction with Prof.

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


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?

6 of the biggest reasons why you don’t get major gifts from people with capacity


Here are six of the biggest reasons why you don’t get major gifts from people with capacity: 1. Your capable donors, supporters, advocates, staff, and volunteers don’t have enough trust in you, your organization or your leadership. LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW AND/OR SHARE THIS WITH YOUR PEERS! Tweet this!

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Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers


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

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!

3 reasons to focus on major gifts (including major legacy gifts)


Focusing on major gifts is cost-effective and efficient because of the significantly lower cost to acquire and cultivate them. 3% of U.S.

What makes a great Gift Officer great? 4 traits


They ask donors questions and they truly care about the answers. Instead, they focus on the needs of individual donors. Antennae.

Two Smart Ways to Acquire New Major Donors


My recommendations to the Board were as follows: Focus on major gifts. But what about your mid-level donors? Less is more. Here it is: 1.

Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies


Get various departments talking to each other and working together to accomplish organization-wide successes. You read that correctly.

Stop complaining because your success is up to you


>> Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 learnings you can take back to your organization today. All of us have been there. Think again. Guess what?

Are you being tested?


And, I think many of your supporters are testing you and your organization as they explore their philanthropic interests. So what happened?

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


I say this because very few nonprofits make it easy for donors to become leads. How much money do you think your organization could raise if it developed more effective and fluid two-way communication channels that facilitated giving (especially for high-value donors)? The private sector knows all about responding to leads.

Raise Supporters Not Support

A Small Change

Everyone always talks about fundraising as having to do with raising money or providing funds for an organization.

The 4 Best Places to Find New Major Donors for Your Non-Profit

Wild Woman Fundraising

Yet almost all of those non-profits have trouble finding mega-donors. If you want to find new major donors for your non-profit, you need a plan.

HELP! Please….


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

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.

How to break the most vicious cycle that hamstrings your organization’s growth


Unrealistic expectations: Donors tend to reward organizations with the “leanest” profiles. You can get the full report HERE. Tweet this!

Thank you for being part of our growing ecosystem


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

Direct Mail Yields Major Gift Donors

The Agitator

The following graph shows the percentage of active FY14 large gift donors for a national organization.

3 key mindshifts to overcoming your fear of asking for a gift

Get Fully Funded

Will the donor laugh at you? Remember why you said “Yes&# to the organization in the first place. Know this: when you step through your fear and share the burning beliefs of your heart, you will be furthering your organization’s mission. Happy Fundraising Season! But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Are you a show up and throw up fundraiser?


Do you seek alignment between your supporters’ individual missions and your organization’s? They talk a lot and say very little.

Mid-Level Giving: What’s Your Strategy?

The Agitator

Organizations are leaving millions and millions and millions on the table. In my experience a good deal of reluctance to act revolves around the difficulty of identifying the mid-level or mid-value audience on an organization’s file. But few actually do anything to get a program aimed at the $250 – $5,000 giving level underway.

“Dear donor, you rock! Here’s why…” Jeff Brooks’ powerful donor outreach formula


If you want to know how to communicate with your donors, I strongly recommend you listen to whatever Jeff Brooks says. Here it is: Dear Donor,

Why it’s time for reinvention


I realize many of you are not in a position to reinvent an entire organization. Something is happening all over the world. Now they are the No.

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Who is a major donor?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is part two in a series of ten on major gifts for your nonprofit. What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. Why pursue leadership or major gifts? The Four Sources for Individual Major Gifts. Who are your major donors? To read part one, go here !

24 Reasons Why Board Members Won’t Ask For Money & What To Do About It

The Agitator

So it figures that in the course of his guiding, goading, and persuading board members to seek funds for the organizations they serve, Jerry has heard a lifetime’s supply of excuses from board members about why they simply can’t — or shouldn’t — ask for money. And, according to the publisher, all in a 59 minute read.

Are Fan Bases Major Donors?

A Small Change

Organizations can raise thousands–sometimes tens of thousands–of dollars through their blogs. Should we start treating our online fan bases as major donors? You need to stay in touch with your fan base in much the same way that you need to stay in regular touch with your donors. What do you think?

Annual Fund Science and Major Gifts Artistry

A Small Change

The established and successful nonprofits have robust annual programs that feed a developed major gifts program. At this time you have a choice.

11 Questions Every Donor Asks

The Agitator

An advert in one of the fundraising ‘trades’ triggered me to look up Canadian fundraiser Harvey McKinnon’s ’11 questions every donor asks’, as presented in his book of the same name. Why your organization?”. Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Major donors premium

You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin!

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator


Supporters give because they trust your organization to satisfy that need. Supporters give to satisfy a need Tweet This! Tweet This! Tweet This!