Fundraising has a rhythm:   People give. You thank them.   Then you move on to the next thing. Isn’t that how it’s done?   If so, it’s wrong.   Thanking isn’t the END of the process. It’s the BEGINNING.   Thanking someone is how you kick off the stewardship part of fundraising and30

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Hi there. My name is Ima Donor.   Sometimes I give to your nonprofit.   I like your cause, but I’m really thinking about switching my donations to another nonprofit.   Why?   Honestly, I feel like my money doesn’t matter.   I can’t give huge amounts of money (I’m sure you have people who30

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Thanking donors is THE most important step in fundraising.   Get this one right, fundraising gets easier.   Mess it up and you’ll eventually lose the donor.   Unfortunately, most nonprofits view thanking donors as an afterthought instead of treating it with the importance it deserves.   And that can kill your ability to keep30

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Thanks to Abby Jarvis with Qgiv for today’s article.     When it comes to online fundraising, how does your nonprofit stack up? Do you have a prominent “Donate Now” button on your website? A stellar donation page? Are you receiving online donations at a steady rate? Check, check, and check, you might be saying30

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Your thank-you letter is like an electric power tool, just waiting to be used.   If you’re like most nonprofits, your tool isn’t fully charged and doesn’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s missing the mark, like a drill not fully capable of creating a hole.   If you want to build relationships30

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This isn’t the same old fundraising.   In the past, we raised money by simply asking.   We asked through the mail. We asked in person. We asked at events. And we raised money.   Today, there are more nonprofits than ever, which means more people than ever are doing the asking. The competition is30

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