Tag Archives: #majorgifts

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.

Starting a Major Gifts Program

Kim Klein walks us through the necessary steps to starting a major gifts program, from setting goals to preparing solicitation materials to asking for renewals.

Rebalancing a Top-Heavy Annual Giving Program

Dear Kim,  Our fundraising team has worked hard to build a strong major gifts program. We receive 80% of our revenue from just 9% of our donors. But I’m not sure if this is healthy either. I’ve heard that an annual giving program ideally generates about 80% of revenue from 20% of donors. Should I […]

Tooth Fairy Fundraising

Dear Kim, How would a small nonprofit go about securing a major gift of $500,000-1 million? I know it’s not impossible. My organization is almost 30 years old and we haven’t really grown since 1990. I have just started here, but I can already see that half our time is focused on fundraising. We could […]