Tag Archives: #gratitude

Donor Stewardship: More than a ‘Thank You’

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel, 19th century philosopher and poet “Those of us who make planned gifts do not expect, nor do we want, lavish thank-you presents or excessive recognition. However, we do want to… Read More »

Can Thank You Letters Contain An Ask And Still Show #DonorLove?

A thank you letter to a donor can certainly contain an ask for another gift along with a response envelope. However, should it? NO!! This is not just my opinion. Penelope Burk, author of Donor-Centered Fundraising, also feels that a thank-you letter should be a demonstration of appreciation and not another solicitation.

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 »

Delivering More Gratitude Than Expected

2014 has arrived. I’m not a big “make a resolution list” person. I think it’s better to evaluate all through the year. But what I do like to do is think about what was good about last year and dream about the New Year ahead. What do I hope to accomplish? Where will I go?… Read More »