For many of us, there’s an almost inbuilt inertia to fundraising. It’s not something that we feel motivated to do. We may need to do it. And we do it. But mostly when our present needs necessitate.
It's summer. Your donors are away. Not much is going on. What should you do in your fundraising? Even when your donors are away on vacation you can and should keep your big donor relationships
In their book Switch, authors Chip and Dan Heath write about an idea called ‘Shrink the Change’ to get people to change their behavior. The concept is based on the fact that people are more
There was an amazing donor experiment done by US based foodforthepoor.org It's a billion dollars a year, food and humanitarian aid organization. Their executive director, Angel Aloma, sent an additional thank-you letter out to their donors in the month of February of that year.
This week I shot an email to a client who had just finished a successful campaign. “Send thank you gifts to your larger donors and the parents who helped you raise so much. This way they’ll be on board next year as well.” He responded, “Any ideas of what I should send?”
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.