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One Way You Can Avoid the Summer Slump

One Way You Can Avoid the Summer Slump

The hot long days of summer are here. Have your donations taken a nose-dive into a steamy bed of desert sand? There is one “doable” course of action which can help prevent your non-profit from taking a swan-dive into the summer slump season. You won’t be able to “fix” your empty treasure chest instantly. But remember, it’s the long, slow way of the turtle that eventually wins the race. I’m talking about setting up a monthly giving program. It’s n ...Read more »
Want to know why storytelling motivates donors to action?

Want to know why storytelling motivates donors to action?

Good storytelling motivates people to action. Facts, figures, graphs and charts showing the good you do may seem logical, but just doesn’t work. Why Storytelling Motivates People to Action Dr. Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University studies how people are moved to action through storytelling. His research shows oxytocin (a chemical released by our brain), motivates us to cooperate with other people. It also enhances our sense of empathy, so we can experience other people’s emot ...Read more »
How to Use the 2019 Calendar to Your Advantage

How to Use the 2019 Calendar to Your Advantage

It’s done. Thanksgiving is a distant memory. Christmas wrapping paper and bows have been put away. The New Year quietly came and went. Your new calendar is a blank slate—and that could be a very good thing! The New Year brings new opportunities for making a good impression on your donors. Now is the time to break out that fresh new calendar and start marking it up! Here’s some quick suggestions on how to put very important and timely donor communications on your calendar. Mar ...Read more »
2 Easy Ways to Say Thank You on Your Donor's Receipt

2 Easy Ways to Say Thank You on Your Donor's Receipt

Thanking donors is an important integral part of good donor development. But, if you’re a small non-profit shop, it may be hard to find ways to personalize receipt statements and turn them into warm thanks. This can be especially true if you have an antiquated database system or no database system at all! There are a few simple ways around this problem. Let me give you two easy to implement ideas. Write handwritten notes. You can write these notes on the actual statements expressing you ...Read more »
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