You've sent an email to a donor. He didn't respond. Now what? One of the best places to drop the ball with our fundraising efforts is the unclarity of waiting for a response. Most people, including productivity guru David Allen, in his best
You’re at a simcha. You meet someone you don’t know. They ask you "...So what do you do?" Your answer matters. Answer one way and you will open a conversation that can lead to a new connection with new possibilities. Answer another way and it ends the conversation before
Sometimes when we speak with our donors to give an update, to share ‘what's going on,’ we may sense they’re not as interested as we want them to be. Why is this? You may have shared: What makes your project different – Why you’re great at what you do – What’s special about your
We’re one week into 5780. In the year ahead, how can your efforts make even more of an impact? Having this clarity and the plan to get there will kick start you into 5780 with a new resolve, focus
Rosh Hashanah is next week. One organization I know sent honey to their donors. When donors opened the package, many were met with a gooey honey mush on their hands. Apparently, the plastic honey bottle did not survive the post office delivery!
You know who your biggest donors are. But your ‘BIGGEST’ donors are not necessarily your ‘BEST’ donors. Before I break down the difference between your BIGGEST and your BEST donors, you first have to accept a very important premise.
Each of your donors are giving to you for good reasons. If you know what's driving them, you're at an advantage when you ask for their support. In the world of fundraising, they say, donors give for two reasons:
You’re busy. Too much on your to-do list. Not enough hours in the day. If fundraising is just one of your responsibilities, having a SYSTEM in place can ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.
I had secured a meeting with a big potential donor. We were delayed for 45 minutes, so when I finally met him, I asked how long we had. “Just five minutes,” was his response. I decided to devote four and a half of those minutes to him. Looking around his office at the incredible
In this week’s post, I’ll share six productivity tools that I personally use and recommend. These online tools will benefit anyone who wants to be super productive in their fundraising and professional responsibilities. Please note that all of these tools have competitors, some of which are very strong companies. But these specific tools are the ones that... Read more »