I’m all about getting creative to find new donors. Heck, I spend a lot of time helping people brainstorm ways to find new donors. But sometimes you can cross a line. People who have used your service might make great candidates to make a donation. But not always. Let me share a real-life story. My30

If there’s a mantra we need to adopt for 2013 it’s “Save the Donors!” Donor Retention rates are getting worse, even as fundraising increased slightly, according to the 2012 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Urban Institute (www.afpnet.org/FEP). A few years ago, we knew that out of 100 donors,30

Do you know what your donors are thinking?  Or what they want from their relationship with you? It’s easy to find out. A simple donor survey can help you learn what’s on your donors’ minds and what they’re interested in.  Here are some tips for creating an effective survey. Plan your survey.  Be clear about30

Sometimes when you’re cultivating major donors, it’s helpful to know a little more about them.  And one of the easiest places to research your donor prospects is online. I ran across this site and thought it was pretty good. You can find out things like property values of real estate that your donor owns, which30