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February 13, 2018

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Sponsored by Network for Good From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you. I don’t have to tell you that these two simple words can make or break the relationship between an organization and its donors. Most nonprofits know how important it is to send acknowledgment letters after receiving gifts. We dutifully thank our donors for the recorded gift and tell the donor about the many great works we perform because of […]
February 12, 2018

Is This the Reason You Aren’t Raising Major Gifts?

All nonprofits want to excel at major gifts fundraising. Or don’t they? In my 30 years in major gifts fundraising, I have seen familiar roadblocks get thrown up to keep money from flowing into the organization.
February 9, 2018

Five Options for Nonprofit Board Orientation

Joining a board without a proper welcome and relevant education is like landing in a foreign country without a map or any knowledge of the local language and customs.
February 9, 2018

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fundraising Appeal Letter

The fundraising appeal letter is a difficult one to pen. At its foundation, you’re asking people to part with their hard-earned money, so you’re going to need to present them with a solid case that they’ll understand and connect with. Of course, there are a lot of charities and organizations out there that are writing these letters, but many of them fall into a trap. From large-scale businesses to the smallest and most local nonprofit […]