Last year I conducted a mini experiment by donating to twelve mosdos holding online matched giving campaigns. I wanted to see how these organizations would communicate with me, a new donor, after they received my
Imagine today you'd meet someone of influence. Someone who could connect you with a dream donor. Can you, with a passion, share what you need and why? You're in the business of inspiring others to take action. To do this well, you'll need to share a vision of WHAT
When someone gives you the name of a person who has gazillions of $$$. What do you do now? So first things first, we want to find out a bit more about the person. Do they really donate large amounts to charity?
Getting a seriously large ‘dream donation’ (think your biggest ever donation yet!) is the most direct way to make a real impact. So what are the ingredients to make this happen in the year ahead? If you look at the Jewish leaders who've succeeded in building something significant
Stephen Covey’s classic, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is a must read for any Jewish leader who wants to be more productive and effective. Last week, I shared the first three on Covey’s habits and how they can positively impact your leadership and fundraising.
Stephen Covey’s classic, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is a must-read for any Jewish leader who wants to be more productive and effective. Using these 7 Habits, I'll pinpoint some key take-homes, that will give you an immediate boost in your
There's a common dislike of writing thank-you notes. It's not at the top of our to-do lists. But getting it right can be the difference between a one-off gift and a lifelong giver. As an example of this, when the leader of an organization I was mentoring used the concept I'm about to
Did you ever wonder when a poor person asks you for tzedaka in shul, you give a small donation. And when the poor come to your home, you give then multiple times more than in shul? What's the difference?
It's about two weeks until Rosh Hashanah. How do you make your professional efforts in the year ahead make even more of an impact? Having this clarity and the plan to get there, will kick start you into 5779 with a new resolve, focus and drive.
This week, we're going to learn Princeton University’s formula for success, which you can use to nurture your alumni to become lifelong donors. “Princeton is the best fundraising university in the world. How do we know? Because Princeton gets gifts to their annual fund from 63% of