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Every Tuesday, you’ll get simple, proven strategies that you can use to raise more money, low-cost (or no-cost) secrets to get more donors, handy tips to help you get more done in less time, and encouragement and support to keep your passion burning
A good checklist can save you time and help you avoid mistakes. Grab one, two, or all of these handy checklists to help you understand your donors, thank them well, get grants, and become a better Fundraiser!
It takes two things to be a successful, professional Fundraiser: skillset and mindset. It’s all about building fundraising muscles and keeping your head in the game. Find out what 24 characteristics define a Successful Fundraiser.
Taking the time to understand your donor is a great investment of your resources and will pay off big later. After all, the more you know about what your donors want from you, the easier it is to give it to them. And donors who get what they want are happy donors. They also tend to give more and stick around longer.
Thanking donors well is the right thing to do – it’s polite, it assures the donor that she made a good giving choice, and it closes the cycle of giving which clears the path for the next donation. But there’s a big difference between a mediocre acknowledgement and one that knocks her socks off! Which one are YOU delivering?
Going after grants is a good idea for all nonprofits, but it’s harder than it looks. If you’re new to the world of grants, take the time to prepare yourself by answering these questions before you start. It’ll save you a lot of headache in the long run!