Maximizing Donor Retention: Key Findings from latest FEP report

Posted , by Ginny Reynolds Badgett. Topic: Donor Communication, Fundraising.

Making (Dollars and) Sense of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s Latest Report By Ginny Reynolds Badgett, Associate Consultant Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) releases aggregate views of the current year’s fundraising data. Much of the data collected and analyzed focuses on donors – donor size, donation count and type (new, repeat or recaptured). These reports… Read more »

Who Gave More? Gen X or Millennials?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, Major Gifts Programs, Philanthropy Research & Events.

Who Gave More-Gen X or Millennials?  By Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President The Giving USA Foundation recently released a new report, Giving by Generation: Examining the Shifts in Giving Among Donor Generations. This well-researched and thoughtful analysis looks at the giving habits and motivations for giving of the four main generations: Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Boomers. While… Read more »

Webinar: REAL Conversations with Major Donors

Posted , by Lauren Greene, Client Manager. Topic: Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

Wondering what you could and should be doing today to prepare for a stronger major gift program tomorrow? Even during these constantly changing times, the fundraising cycle works- cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship- but what does this cycle look like in practice? This practical presentation will show you the proven steps to have meaningful conversations and build stronger relationships with… Read more »

Three Ways to Start Your Year on the Right Foot

Posted , by Kaitlin Robb, Consultant and Marketing Director. Topic: Development Plan, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Nonprofit Management, Year-End Giving.

Three Fundraising Best Practices for Your New Year By Kaitlin Robb Consultant & Marketing Director After the intensity of the holidays and year-end giving, nothing beats a fresh calendar and a new year. Before you move forward, consider incorporating these best practices both now and throughout the year. ​Thank Your Donors Did you get an influx… Read more »

A Last-Minute Plan for Year-End Fundraising Success

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Consultant. Topic: Boards of Directors, Development Plan, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Year-End Giving.

If you feel behind for the end of year fundraising push, here are four things you can do in the next two months to raise more. 1. Engage Your Board – When you meet with each board member to ask for their meaningful personal gift, engage them. Consider their strengths, then enlist them to make calls, set… Read more »

Recorded Webinar – Cultivation and Stewardship in Today’s Fundraising Climate

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

As we move into yet another season filled with uncertainty, we are all having to function under a new fundraising normal. This new normal still relies on the same successful fundraising cycle, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, BUT, it now more than ever before depends on creativity and a combination of virtual and in-person approaches. This… Read more »

Donor Cultivation in the New Fundraising Normal

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Webinars and Videos.

Creative Donor Cultivation and Stewardship – AND the Future of Fundraising Events   Let’s Talk Fundraising – Victoria Dietz and Abbie Hacker share creative ways that our clients are cultivating and stewarding donors using virtual and in-person. With a special section on the future of fundraising events.

Using Metrics that Matter to Plan for the Unexpected

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Preparing for a Campaign.

By Abbie Hacker Consultant For the most part, we can’t even begin to predict what the fall will look like. In the nonprofit community, this uncertainty plays out in numerous ways… should you move forward with your in-person event? Will you be able to meet face-to-face with your donors? Can you offer tours of your new… Read more »

Considering a campaign? Where should you start?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Preparing for a Campaign.

Five Steps To Do Now to Prepare For Your Campaign By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President Are you moving out of the pandemic seeing an opportunity to grow your nonprofit? Did you realize a need for more diversified funding or a more robust reserve fund? Did you benefit from an influx of new donors and want… Read more »