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Common Fundraising Mistake: Talking Too Much

Common Fundraising Mistake: Talking Too Much

It’s true, when we’re nervous we tend to talk too much, to ramble.

Asking for a contribution makes most people nervous which causes rambling. Put these together, and we have the perfect storm to make the most common fundraising mistake: talking too much.

5 Tips to Stop Ignoring Your Monthly Donors

5 Tips to Stop Ignoring Your Monthly Donors

After reading this excellent post about How to Keep Your Monthly Donors by colleague Erica Waasdorp I was reminded of my frustrations with monthly giving donor stewardship. So, before I share 5 tips to stop ignoring your monthly donors, let’s take a look at the numbers.