Designated Gifts

Some donors prefer to make designated gifts because they want their gifts to help solve a specific problem. They regard overhead and other expenses to be unrelated to the problem or the solution. However, if every donor adopts that method of driving effectiveness, every nonprofit would be forced to close because of a lack of […]

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Is This Good Stewardship?

After a recent hurricane, a nonprofit gathered some volunteers and supplies and replaced the exterior surface of a homeowner’s roof to eliminate leaks and allow the owner to continue to live there. It is important to note that before replacing the exterior surface of the roof, the volunteers reported to the nonprofit that the house […]

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Show Appreciation

Your donors should feel appreciated for more that the gifts they provide. […]

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Obligatory Gifts

Your nonprofit may be the beneficiary of several obligatory gifts each year. […]

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The Democratic Gift

Potentially there is a change occurring in the way corporations decide who will receive their gifts. The change is consistent with other changes that are happening in corporate decision-making. […]

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Passionate Donors

Most nonprofits have supportive donors. Very few have passionate donors. Fewer still have numerous passionate donors. […]

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Give People What They Want

Making the nonprofit fundraising process all about the donor and the mission seems like a difficult task. It even seems illogical. […]

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Don’t Rush a Good Thing

Several donors in your donor base are capable of giving more. What is keeping them from being more generous? […]

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