Yes, it’s the first week of June, and we’re talking about your year-end fundraising appeals. It’s never to early to start planning.
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
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.
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.
An important fundraising communication goal: Does your fundraising communication deepen engagement & maximize the relationships you already have?
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!