Donor stewardship is what happens in the relationship-building activity and the communication process after a gift has been received.
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Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
An excellent question I recently received from a small fundraising shop: We now have a fundraising committee, who should they report to?
My eBook Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign is the most downloaded resource offered on Ignited Fundraising. I’m so honored that thousands of people have sought out my words of encouragement and advice to help them do their important work. That’s why I took the time to update this popular eBook with even more content and all-new stories, plus a fresh design. I’m so thrilled with the new updates and I’m sure you will be too!
As nonprofit leaders, keep this in mind: “Don’t lower your expectations to meet performance.” Too often we lower our goals because we don’t believe they are possible.
This is the time to review or update your annual fundraising plan. It’s not the time to try too many new strategies. The best, most effective annual fundraising plan that will raise more money and awareness? I say keep it simple
One of the best ways to succeed is to feel supported. I believe the very best way to success is with the tools, videos, and coaching I have collected for you. They are all shared in the Ignite Your Fundraising Results Program.
Fundraising and emailing, they obviously go together, right?
Your fundraising appeal is, hopefully, out the door. Email messages are being sent to support your mailing. And, it’s likely, you’ve got some social media posts to add to the mix. With fingers crossed, you’re hoping for the best to meet or even exceed your fundraising goal.
Gifts are coming in online and through the mail. Facebook friends are spontaneously raising money for your organization. I invite, no strongly recommend, you pay attention to your donors. People’s lives depend on it.
Rarely do I use this blog to highlight services from others. It takes something that excites me and I feel will make a difference for others. The opportunity to make change with my change was something I couldn’t resist sharing.