Tag Archives: donor stewardship

Giving Thanks: A Fresh Look at Donor Stewardship

Click here for the transcript! Time for a check-in on donor stewardship! Join #fundchat on Wednesday, November 18 from 12-1 p.m. EST to discuss best practices in making your donors feel appreciated. Here’s what you can do to ensure a successful #fundchat: Share this post with your social networks! Invite your colleagues to join the conversation. Suggest questions… Read More »

Your Nonprofit’s Future Depends on Today’s $10 Donor

Click here to review the transcript! In partnership with the Shineman Foundation, this week’s #fundchat is all about the future. That is, if you believe the future success of your nonprofit is dependent on today’s smallest donors in your fundraising universe. When you are staring down your fundraising goals for the month, quarter, or year, it’s… Read More »

The Art of Donor Stewardship

Click here to view the transcript! Our annual homage to donors is the topic for this week’s #fundchat! Every year around Valentine’s Day we dedicate a chat specifically to the art of what is known in fundraiser parlance as “donor stewardship.”  The ways in which we interact with and treat donors throughout their journey as a supporter has… Read More »

The Next ‘Big Thing’ In Fundraising: Stewardship

Click here to review the transcript! There’s always the next big thing. But sometimes the thing that matter most is staring you right in the face. It’s not sexy, it’s not shiny…it’s stewardship. In our quest for the magic bullet that will solve all of our funding woes, we often overlook the importance of the… Read More »

A #DonorLove Lesson From A Fortune Cookie?

Have you ever had a Thai fortune cookie? Until recently, I never even knew they existed. Over the years, I’ve eaten more than my share of Chinese fortune cookies. However, I had never experienced the Thai variety. Before anyone comments below, let me just say that I’m completely aware that Chinese fortune cookies are not really… Read More »

Fundraiser Toolkit: Working the Room

I had a colleague who told me, as we prepared to attend a pre-opening donor event at an art museum, that these events were very difficult for her. “They aren’t hard for you; you like talking with people,” she said. “For me, it’s different.” Yes and no. There is no question that I get energy… Read More »