How much does it cost to bring a new donor on board? Actually, that simple answer does not lend itself to a simple answer.
While working to bring smiles to the faces of children born with facial deformities, Operation Smile learned to bring smiles to the faces of its donors, as well as its fundraising managers.
There’s a lot to consider when soliciting prospects for major gifts to your organization. Alexander “Sandy” Macnab, president of Chicago-based Alexander Macnab & Co., offers a quick reference of 14 guidelines for successful solicitations in his “Major Gifts Solicitation Guide:”
Can you thank your donors enough? Come to think of it, do you thank your donors at all?
Lisa Witter and Lisa Chen, in their book The She Spot, maintain that women are a large and growing force that offers fertile ground for nonprofit fundraising.
There are many myths and barriers to nonprofit participation when it comes to policymaking and advocacy. In their book, “Seen but not Heard: Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy” by Gary Bass, David Arons, Kay Guinane and Matthew Carter published by The Aspen Institute, the authors present 10 ways to stimulate nonprofit participation in policy making.
Cable television and satellite radio seem to have a channel for everything and everyone. Now women fighting cancer can tune into to their own station on XM Satellite Radio.
It the Beatles who sang “I’m looking through you,” but it was politicians, journalists and consumer groups who accused nonprofit organizations of not being able to be seen through.
Donate now. It’s a concept that is becoming familiar to a growing number of nonprofits, as well as the people to visit their online sites.
Nonprofits looking to benefit from planned giving often find themselves trying to reconcile mission-driven goals and the personal goals of a prospective donor.
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