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Archive for the ‘Donor Recognition’ Category

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What’s in a Name? Three Things Arts & Culture Nonprofits Should Know About Naming Rights

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The desire many donors have for their generosity to be remembered in some tangible way has been a part of philanthropy for a long time. In fact, the first evidence […]

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Will Your Nonprofit Accept Money from a Marijuana Business?

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What would you do if a marijuana business approached your nonprofit and offered to donate a percentage of its proceeds to your organization? What if that business wants to put your […]

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Understanding Donor Motivation, One Person at a Time

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The classic book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” gave a cultural tagline to the notion of a vast and insurmountable psychological divide between genders. Though not as […]

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Keeping Angels: Back to the Basics of Donor Retention

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We know that fundraising is not easy. I usually tell my clients that there are no angel donors who fall out of the sky and want to fund your program. […]

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What to do with new donors? Make them feel special

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Now that your spring event and GiveBIG are over, hopefully you are sitting on a treasure trove of brand new donors. And as you know, it costs a lot more […]

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What Do Donors Really Want?

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What do donors really want in return for supporting your nonprofit? A prompt acknowledgment and ongoing timely information regarding the difference their gift made is important. But do donors also […]

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After the Year-End Whirl: A January Checklist

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Repeating this favorite from last January as it still holds true. Have you made your checklist yet? Year-end gift acknowledgments and tax receipts are going in the mail. For many development professionals, […]

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How Not to Treat Your Donors

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If you are working in development right now, chances are good that your life is consumed by year-end appeals, year-end metrics, and year-end numbers.  And, if you are a donor […]

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Looking Ahead to Year-End Giving

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Labor Day has long signified the end of summer, but more and more it seems to signal the beginning of the holiday season. While I am personally amazed by people […]

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Treat Your Colleagues Like Major Donors – They May Stay Longer and Give More

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A 30-year veteran fundraising professional recently shared with me that she and her husband had decided to include four of her former nonprofit employers in their estate plans. At each […]

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