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Part 2: Get to Stronger Supporter Relationships (Peer Guidance)

Getting Attention

Please tell us what you’re doing to strengthen supporter relationships, and what’s in your way. Relationship BuildingThanks!

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

J Campbell Social Marketing

Use this fact to your advantage as social media channels can be an excellent way to strengthen donor relationships. It’s abysmal and worrisome.

Aunt Frances’ Key to Relationship Building

Getting Attention

She’s unknowingly taught me so much, including this insight on building strong and lasting relationships that I want to share with you today.

Nonprofit Media Relations—Not JUST Relationships

Getting Attention

As a media relations expert, the question I’m most often asked is whether I have strong relationships with reporters. Persistence. Modesty.

Get to Stronger Supporter Relationships (Peer Guidance: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Please tell us what you’re doing to strengthen supporter relationships, and what’s in your way. Thanks to these fabulous folks in the field for sharing their right-now paths to stronger relationships with supporters, and what’s getting in their way! What Lorna Riddle is doing differently to build stronger relationships. “I’m

Five Steps To Nurture a 30-Year Cause Marketing Relationship

Cause Related Marketing

and thereby begged the question, what does it takes to have a multi-decade cause marketing relationship between a cause and a sponsor? Too many cause marketing relationships, in my estimation, resemble speed-dating more than long-term marriage. There can be good reasons for short-term cause marketing relationships.

Here’s why when it comes to planned gifts, it isn’t necessarily ALL about the relationship


I have two questions that I ask people when they say that planned gift fundraising “is all about the relationship.” I ask, “So if it’s ‘all about the relationship,’ how come you and your organization didn’t know about so many gifts?” Those two things don’t add up.

Want to get that next grant? 5 steps to start building relationships with foundations

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m great at writing grants but not as great at building a relationship with the foundations. Sure, here’s how to start building relationships with foundations. 5 steps to start building relationships with foundations originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on December 17, 2012. I am answering reader questions!

Needed: The Stomach And Resolve For Building Donor Relationships

The Agitator

Tom’s post Donor Relationships? Balderdash produced a wonderful wave of comment from donor-oriented Agitator readers on the importance of working hard on designing and tending the relationship garden. Lisa Sargent and Mary Cahalane share the experience and rewards of attentiveness to the donor relationship. Read the.

Building Relationships

The Agitator

Talk about relationship building! Stephanie Strom wrote a piece in Monday’s NY Times , titled: “ CARE, in Return to Roots, Will Offer Virtual Packages.&#. But apart from the example of innovative fundraising, I adore the story Stephanie relates as the core of her article. Treat yourself to this wonderful story. Thanks Stephanie.

4 Steps to Stronger Relationships by Sharing a Laugh

Getting Attention

How is your organization using humor — effectively or ineffectively — to strengthen your relationships? No kidding. Subscribe today.

6 Steps to Stronger Relationships – Share Your Relevant, Valuable Content

Getting Attention

Email marketing strategies have matured and are no longer strictly about increasing the number of subscribers. I write about that time and time again.

Make Spring Relationship Building Season

Ann Green

Either way, you should make spring relationship building season. Of course, relationship building needs to be a year-round effort.

How Strong Relationships Can Increase Fundraising Results in 2011

Fundraising 123

And just like offline, online relationships and the strength of those relationships will ultimately determine your success as a fundraiser. Here are a few tips to help cultivate those relationships. . 7 Principals for Building Better Relationships Online. There are so many options for donors now! . Be Interesting.

Relationship Fundraising in the 21st Century - An academic study by Rogare

Fundraising Coach

The research suggested that North American (Canada and USA) fundraisers tend to focus on "relationship" more than "fundraising." Research 2.

Donor relationships are like gardens…

Get Fully Funded

Here are some key points from this session: Donor relationships are like gardens. Good donor relationships are the key to successful fundraising. Relationships build loyalty. Two-way communication is critical to building relationships. Good donor relationships are built on purpose. We must speak WITH them.

How to Build Stronger Donor Relationships Right Now: Ideas from Fellow Fundraisers (Part 1)

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Please tell us what you’re doing to strengthen donor relationships and/or what’s in your way. Thanks to these fabulous fundraisers in the field for sharing their right-now paths to stronger relationships with donors and what’s getting in their way Have two minutes? Thanks!

Giving is up, and it’s still about relationships

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The headline is that online giving is up across all channels. The healthy growth of digital philanthropy continues apace. Why is that?

4 ways marketing is entering the relationship era

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

You shouldn’t be going for the quick sale (or donation) - you should be going for trusted, sustainable relationships.

No direct relationships = no future

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Joel recently discussed the future of marketing in this post , and he says it comes down to direct relationships: Here are the key points he makes: 1. “A consumer that hits a “like&# or “follow&# button is opening up the opportunity to have a direct relationship with a brand. “We have the technology. A lot.

Your supporters want a polyamorous relationship with you and your organization


Polyamorous relationships are non-exclusive. Your supporters will control the relationship. Therefore, your supporters will cheat on you.

Trust 31

All About Relationships

A Small Change

We all have those friends who get away with everything or those friends we will do anything for just because of who they are; development is all about relationships. Meeting new people and making new relationships is a challenge for every organization. People want different things. Politics & Motivation

How Strong Relationships Increase Fundraising Results

Fundraising 123

Just like offline, the strength of your donor relationships will ultimately determine your success as a fundraiser. Here are a few tips to help cultivate those relationships. . . 7 Principles for Building Better Relationships Online. Be Interesting. Create great content. Try to inject humor if it's appropriate. Be Interested.

Finding Prospects, Building Relationships, Enticing Investors

Fundraising 123

Importance can be based most readily on two main traits: capacity and relationship. What capacity do they have to help you and what is their relationship with you? The lifeline of any organization is the people that give their money and their time to support it. Set your priorities and have a master prospect list ordered in importance.

Nonprofit Communications Confidential – Healthy Relationships

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll continue to share those struggles, but we also want to hear about the healthy relationships happening within nonprofits. As part of our new addition to our Day in the Life Series, Nonprofit Communications Confidential , we have been asking nonprofit communicators to share their frustrations and struggles at work with us.

5 Steps to Powerhouse E-Newsletters (Case Study)

Getting Attention

If you haven’t done a good job of it by then, the relationship may be off for good. No better way to grow relationships. Don’t risk it!

5 Scientific Ways to Build Relationships with Millennials

Sea Change Strategies

Last week, I was honored to speak at MCON 2013 , a day of thought leadership and conversation about engaging the Millennial generation for good. Here’s a recap of the 5 most pertinent scientific principals as they relate to Millennials: (1) Speak to values. . When speaking to Millennials make sure to emphasize these core values. (2) Closing.

Donor ‘Relationships’? Balderdash!

The Agitator

Nonprofit communications guru Tom Ahern has just published a fascinating post in his e-newsletter asking and answering the question: How long does the average donor give? Eventually I expect the article will be available to slowpokes on his website. 2 years? 5 years? 8 years? 10 years and more? Donor retention / loyalty / commitment premium

Ending a Cause Marketing Relationship

Cause Related Marketing

Normally, when it comes to cause marketing I would say that longer relationships are better for sponsor and charity.

Building Social Media Business Relationships With The Mundane

Diva Marketing Blog

For my 2 cents, the special sauce of social media, and now social networks, is the opportunity to build and sustain relationships. Wicked cool.

What is a host-beneficiary relationship, and how can you work it for your nonprofit?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Think about who you can partner with in a host-beneficiary relationship. A host-beneficiary relationship is one that people probably try to talk you into all the time. Start with places you’ve already built relationships with. Or participated in a host-beneficiary relationship? You’ve got your events going.

Put Your Most Important Relationships First

Marketing for Nonprofits

My challenge is this , how in the world do I (and you) manage all of these relationships? So what's a marketer, fundraiser, aka relationship-builder to do? and build deep and authentic relationships with this group over time. Regardless of the tools you use to stay in touch, nurture these relationships with great care.

Donor Love Part Two: Get Clued in to Stronger Donor Relationships

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Please tell us what you''re doing to strengthen donor relationships, and/or what''s in your way. Got 2 minutes? Thanks! Let me guess! Are done!

Moves Management or Relationship Management

A Small Change

Sometimes more time is spent talking about the need to call a donor than actually spent in developing a relationship with the donor. Countless hours are wasted in nonprofit organizations discussing the next move to do with a donor.

Why Does Giving to Your Organization Feel Like a Transaction and Not a Relationship?

Ann Green

I saw very few hints of any type of relationship. Focus on the relationship, not the transaction. Is it #GivingTuesday or Asking Tuesday?

Be a Better Relationship Builder - Learn to ATTUNE

Marketing for Nonprofits

Happy relationship building! I came home from work on Friday and walked into a landmine. My first thought was, UGH! REALLY? I love you.

Get Better Donor Relationships in 2014! Join Fundraising Mastermind Elite!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want more donors? More sponsors? More money for your nonprofit? Maybe you want the Fundraising Mastermind Elite. AND MORE! I feel your pain.

When to End a Cause Marketing Relationship

Cause Related Marketing

Normally, when it comes to cause marketing longer relationships are better for sponsor and charity alike. I’ve written before that lasting corporate-cause relationships are like marriages that require constant upkeep. But there are certainly times when it makes sense to end cause marketing relationships. Scandal. Bankruptcy.

I Don’t Want A Relationship … Do I?

The Agitator

Roger and I are big believers in building donor relationships, based upon positive donor attitudes and experiences, in order to maximize donor lifetime value. That led me in turn to: Does any giver really want a ‘donor relationship’ with a charity or nonprofit? Are Roger and I simply hopeless romantics?

How Do You Build B2B Relationships Using Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

How Do You Build B2B Relationships Using Social Media? That's how a good b2b relationship could start. Stop thinking of it as A "social media relationship" -- it's just a relationship, with a real person, who wants attention and appreciation. That's a parasitic relationship. Leonard Nimoy. sharing knowledge.