Roy C. Jones

Are You Ready for the Golden Week? 8 Steps To Safeguard Your Year-end Fundraising

The best development leaders bear down during the months of November and December to insure that the last week of the year is the most profitable 7-days of the calendar year.

Five Qualities of a Highly Effective Major Gift Officer

As I boarded a plane a few years ago from Los Angeles, I was going through my routine… stowing my lap top under the seat in front of me, neatly folding my jacket in the overhead bin, and most importantly, putting on my headset and dialing in my Ipod with...

Are You Building Trust With Your Major Donors?

If you want to see your donors step up and start making major investments in your charity or non-proft, then start treating them like you would a business partner or major investor. Meet with them, talk with them, but most importantly listen to them.

Put Your Board of Directors to Work!

As the chief development officer you must empower your board with the knowledge to raise funds (even if they think they already know it all). You must create an environment that is focused on creating new revenue, instead of simply cutting the old spending.

4th Quarter Check List – Cancel Christmas Vacations in Your Development Department

Stay open through the holidays. Have at least a few major gift officers in the office that can be making clean-up calls to donors that haven’t given yet this year and thank you calls to donors who make large year-end contributions. They’ll also be available for those last minute calls...