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How Do I Protect Our Donors’ Privacy When Board Members Want Their Data? 

April 10, 2015

By: Nancy Schwartz

Q: Please help! Our small community foundation has great board members willing to help us reach out to donors, past and prospective, but six board members serve on a local college board that is primarily a fundraising board that’s in active campaign mode. Here’s the glitch: A few of these folks keep asking me for… Read More

The Art and Science of Donor Relations 

October 4, 2014

By: Caryn Stein

What’s your donor retention rate? At the average U.S. nonprofit, the percentage of first-timers who come back to give again the next year is just 27%. We’re losing seven out of 10 new donors every year. On top of that, it’s seven times more expensive to replace a donor than to keep the one you… Read More

What Your Donors Aren’t Telling You 

June 29, 2011

By: Network for Good

What exactly are your donors thinking? Have you ever thought about the millions of thoughts running through their heads when faced with the opportunity to donate? Are they thinking certain things and just not telling you? Photo source: Big Stock Photo   1. They’re unhappy.  Customer experience guru John Goodman… Read More

Five Ways to Cultivate Your Donors—Personally 

June 5, 2009

By: Network for Good

We say you must have two personal contacts per year with each of your major donors. Here are five suggestions for the most personal and effective ways to keep in touch and develop a relationship with each donor: Call them! Have your CEO or a board member call your donors, whether it is to thank… Read More

A Sample Donor Appreciation Certificate 

March 30, 2009

By: Network for Good

What is the number one reason donors become “one-time” instead of “recurring”? Donors cite the number-one reason for ceasing their support as this: It was the way I was treated by charity, from not being thanked to an avalanche of needy appeals. You need a thank-you message that says to your don… Read More

The Number One Reason Donors Stop Giving 

August 14, 2008

By: Network for Good

What is the number one reason donors become “one-time” instead of “recurring”? Donors cite the primary reason for ceasing their support as this: It was the way I was treated by charity, from not being thanked to receiving an avalanche of needy appeals. You need a thank-you message that says to y… Read More

New Donor Bonding: The Amazing Value of Loyal Donors 

November 28, 2007

By: Network for Good

New donor acquisition is the life blood of your organization. In order to grow, and reap the benefit of increased revenue, you must acquire more new donors each year than you lose plus more to fuel growth. The most successful nonprofit organizations have ongoing acquisition programs that generate a steady stream of new… Read More

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