Blog posts tagged with Donor cultivation
In the past, most companies viewed their philanthropy primarily as a charitable tax deduction and a way to build their reputation as a “good community citizen.” Today, many companies have begun identifying opportunities for aligning their business to “solve” a social challenge.
What motivates donors to give, and what strategies can be used to leverage this motivation?
Building strong relationships with your various audiences requires a year-round communications plan so you can connect meaningfully and encourage deeper engagement. These 6 tips will offer you new strategies to create success all year long.
Do you know the amount of support your donors are willing to provide your organization? If not, then figure it out to learn which of them might be coaxed into doing more and which of them are comfortable, for the time being, at their existing level of engagement. If you can do that, more of your donors will be happy, you and your colleagues will be happier, and your organization's future will look a lot brighter.
Check out these first steps to identifying, assessing and moving forward with mid-level donors to leverage their valuable contribution to your fundraising efforts.
You don’t have to reach for the stars--like Oprah Winfrey--to find generous donors. Fundraising coach Paul Jolly says connecting with a good prospect is as easy as ABC.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and author of the newly-released Nonprofit Fundraising 101 joined Foundation Center West to share concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns.
No matter how fantastic the cause, a fundraiser will not get results without nailing the basic skills of making donors feel comfortable, getting past gatekeepers, and getting prospects to return calls. Read on to learn how to get donor prospects to call you back.
If you've written several grant proposals in your career, chances are you've heard at least one "no." As grant seekers, it is our job to distinguish between the "no's" that really mean "no, for now" and those that mean "no, never."
Before, fundraisers had to focus on how to gain donors' trust and confidence and persuade them to support our organization. Now, they must learn how to creatively give supporters the tools they need to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Give the power back to the people who care for your cause just as much as you do.