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April 10, 2018

Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership

This article was originally published in the Nonprofit Hub magazine. I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.” My immediate thought tends to be, “But what does that even mean?” Frankly, it sounds like somebody is trying to be a little too philosophical. I liken it to when someone is sharing “the secret to life,” but really just spewing nonsense. This common phrase should be shifted to, […]
April 10, 2018

3 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts into Donor Acquisition

Nonprofits are always looking for creative ways to encourage first-time donations. From empowering marketing strategies to high-profile corporate partnerships, you’ve tried it all!
April 6, 2018

The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

There’s a HUGE elephant in the room staring you right in the face. As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. But guess what? With the proper expectations, cultivation and approach to making the ask, major gifts are also entirely attainable. Plus, the time and effort you put into making that major gift a success is definitely worth the dollars you can put toward achieving […]
April 5, 2018

Can We Halt the Steady Decline in Donor Retention?

Donor retention continues to fall. According to AFP’s 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report, overall donor retention was just 45 percent last year. It’s down from the previous year. It will likely drop further this year, because that’s been the overall trend for the past decade.  Naturally, retention varies among charities and even among donor segments, but the message is clear: Too many donors are losing interest. That’s a problem, because low retention requires more spending […]