From category archives: Reflect

Fundraising

[VIDEO] How Do I Relate to a Donor?

[VIDEO] How Do I Relate to a Donor?

A donor and I were chatting over salads discussing what my organization was achieving. I kept saying my organization does this, my organization does that—as if the building was achieving the accomplishments. The donor looked at me and said, "I like you, not your organization." She was relating to the organization in a personal way—person to person. Watch my two minute video below and let me share with you a few tips when relating to donors person to person.Read more »
How to Keep Donor Giving High After the Holidays

How to Keep Donor Giving High After the Holidays

End of the year giving. Money’s coming in, giving is up, it’s great! Then January hits. Hello? Did you forget about us? The donors gave so happily and generously. What happened? You are among many organizations that hit the donor hard with acquisition, appeals, and cultivation in the last 3 months of the year. People naturally feel generous at this time as well as giving their year-end gifts for tax purposes. But, how do you keep these donors giving, even in lean months? Mak ...Read more »
5 Reasons a Fundraising Coach Helps You Do More

5 Reasons a Fundraising Coach Helps You Do More

I thought a personal coach would help me to lose some much needed weight. After a few weeks, I thought, “This isn’t rocket science. I can do these exercises myself! Who needs a coach?” So I stopped using the coach and started exercising and coaching myself. Well, adding 30 pounds later, being a couch potato, eating junk, I found out that I really did need a coach. There are so many consultants available. We love to coach our clients so that they really do improve their perfor ...Read more »
4 Foolproof Ways to Success in Fundraising for Your Ministry

4 Foolproof Ways to Success in Fundraising for Your Ministry

Benjamin Franklin said that “any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain- and most fools do”. When working in advancement or development, it is easy to start complaining since so much pressure is placed on you and how much money you raise. So here are some Foolproof ways to keep your sanity and stay wise in this crazy fundraising world. Foolproof #1: It’s Not You In fundraising work, we can take our perceived failures as “there is something wrong with me.” Tha ...Read more »
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