These are indeed extraordinary times. Right now, you need your donors to stay with you. The reality is that some donors will see you through this crisis. And some will not. What do you do if you receive a dreaded email like this? Dear Rabbi Yosef, Shavua Tov. I hope everyone close
For some, starting conversations with people you don't know is easy. For most of us, it's not. When you are in a situation where you need to be starting a conversation, at a dinner, a function or an event, what do you say? And how do you get people interested in you and what you do?
You call a donor or prospect. There’s no answer. What action can you take that will increase your chances of a response? Do you: a) leave a voice message? or b) try reaching them through text, WhatsApp or email?
Do you always have a great story, fresh and ready to share with your donors? It's understandable if you don't; you’re the head of your organization, or focused more on fundraising, and less connected to the people
There are almost always opportunities for getting Corporate Sponsorship, when you run a fundraising event, a dinner or even an online matching campaign. As with all our efforts, there's a learning curve
The phone is still a most powerful tool in fundraising. But only if you use it effectively. A common issue so many people have, however experienced, are the nerves or anxiety that occur when making important fundraising calls.
How do great fundraisers raise much more than average guys? They make sure, each and every time they ask for a donation, to make their request: SIMPLE URGENT EMOTIONAL (Here we're just talking about the actual last part of the fundraising process called the “ASK.”)
How do you raise beyond what you thought possible during your next campaign? Whether it's a dinner, a 'matched giving' campaign, or any other type of fundraiser, how can you raise significantly more than you have done in the past?
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