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.
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
How much time do you spend thinking about donor thanking? Even the simple task of thanking can make a difference in keeping donors connected. Why? When donors feeling special they stick around longer and give more.
What are the best ways to create a meaningful nonprofit donor experience? A Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Women Build day I participated in hit-the-nail-on-the-head, so to speak, in every way.
Visiting new places is my passion. The by-product is I often observe unique and fun ideas for engagement and storytelling.
As we started to make thank you calls to donors one of the longest-serving board members said the four words to never say about thanking donors:
“I can’t do this.”
According to the recent quarterly report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project your donors keep leaving. Especially disturbing is this news: Major gift donations of over $1,000 have declined by -8%. Yikes.