Anonymous Donors

Dear Kim, I am the ED of a medium sized organization (budget just over $3 million). We raise $1 million from government (we hope that continues), $1 million from fees and rentals, varying amounts from foundations and about $600,000 from individuals. I recently solicited and got a gift of $50,000 but the person made me […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Texting Donors

Dear Kim, I am wondering about texting our current and lapsed donors to ask for money? We have a donor base that tends to be young and we have lot of phone numbers (sometimes we have a cell number and not a snail mail address). I think this would work well because it is much […]

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#ArticleADay #10: Develop an Earned Income Strategy that Works for You

A helpful tool from Andy Robinson to determine whether or not your group is ready for earned income.

Asking for Major Gift: A Team Training Exercise

Practice and role-plays are crucial to preparing your team to ask for gifts. Use this exercise at your next meeting or team training to help people feel more comfortable with the process.