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 »
Have you ever thanked your donors “just because?” Anytime is a good time to thank your donors, but try a little experiment: start each week by showing some gratitude – the best kind, no strings attached – and see what happens. When I’ve done this, I’ve gotten thank you notes and calls from my donors.… Read More »
I wrote (ok, ranted) a few weeks ago about the things I wish we fundraisers wouldn’t do. A commenter asked a question I’ve asked myself over the years. I thought I’d explore it a little further today. The question boiled down to, “How can you say thank you to donors, over and over again, without… Read More »
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.