18 Strategies to Maximize Year-End Giving

Focus on the top 15 – 30 donors who haven’t made a gift yet this year.  Get your Executive Director, Board Chair and senior development staff out to meet with these key donors personally.  Find out what’s going on in their lives, and what’s still important to them about the work you’re doing.  Then ask […]

What do Unicorns, Loch Ness and Big Foot have to do with your fundraising?

So what exactly do Unicorns, Loch Ness and Big Foot have to do with your fundraising, huh? The answer?  Well, they’re just as mythical as the following 6 assumptions you and others in and around your organization might have about your fundraising program. 1. If a donor makes a gift, you should let them rest for […]

Daddy, where do major donors come from?

I wrote this back in February, and was honored recently when Rachel Donofrio at National Catholic Development Conference asked to run it in Dimensions, their bi-monthly membership newsletter (May/June 2010 issue). Daddy, where do major donors come from? Well, that’s not really a question my two-year-old daughter asked me.  But it is a question that, […]