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Footprint Donors…

Footprint Donors…

I traveled to a major city recently and met with a man who had given $25 million to charity over the last decade. The amazing thing was that he is in his 80's and still working everyday. As a matter of fact, he travels to China every month to oversee one of his new...

Do You Have A Heart For DONORS?

Do You Have A Heart For DONORS?

I sat with another precious family today. I’ve met with more than 100 supporters over the last 12 months. I asked them if they knew how many consecutive years they'd been giving. They shook their heads no. I told them "27 years... thank you. You are so special to us!"...

10 MUST DO RULES TO THANK YOUR DONORS

10 MUST DO RULES TO THANK YOUR DONORS

The amount and timing of your next gift is directly connected to the way you say "Thank You." Rule #1: Thank Donors Faster.  You can never thank a donor too much or too fast!  I’ve encouraged charities to stop batching thank you receipts for the postal discount.  They...

Can a Capital Campaign Hurt Your Non-profit?

Most nonprofits, like Sweet Briar, do not consider the fact that capital campaigns can hurt your annual fund and general operating budget, especially if annual fund donors are being targeted for a large percentage of the capital gifts. With nearly $200 million raised in Sweet Briar’s case, they learned the hard way that capital campaign donors will rarely give “twice” or release “restrictions” to pay for overhead and operations.

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