Planning for Every Aspect of Your Donor Experience

Donors, | Major gifts | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

For a donor, the decision to give their largest gift is not one taken lightly. Just like there is a natural progression within a relationship that leads to engagement, there are specific phases to making important decisions around giving.

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Mid-Level Strategy

Donors, | Fundraising | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

As a career consultant who has worked with countless nonprofits, I spend most of my time focusing on the top of each client’s donor portfolio – the largest gifts. Helping a development staff, Board and executive leadership establish a sound, relationship-based principal gifts strategy provides the greatest short-term gain, as well as long-term revenue retention. But where does long-term growth come from? The answer or "secret sauce" to a thriving and growing development operation is a strategic mid-level donor strategy.

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Managing a Major Gifts Portfolio: It’s About People, Not Process!

Donors, | Fundraising, | Major gifts | 0 Comments | by Sheri Hodde

The very term "major gifts" is intimidating to many. What does it mean? Who are these so-called major donors? These are the questions asked every day by organizations that haven't yet ventured into a relational model of fundraising.

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