Annual reports have been a staple of great donor stewardship for decades, and for good reason… they work. Your nonprofit annual report provides an overview of your organization’s work and impact, along with some level of proof about how you are … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit Annual Report Stand Out
At many organizations, the nonprofit thank you letter (or donor thank you note) is an afterthought. They think: the donor has already made a gift, now we just need to send them a receipt for tax purposes and move on to the next donor. Nothing … [Read more...] about How to Write a Better Nonprofit Thank You Letter
One of your most important roles as a non-profit fundraiser is to steward your current donors so that they keep giving year after year. The starting point for this process is your donor thank you letter. At many organizations, the donor … [Read more...] about How to Write a Great Donor Thank You Letter
Great donor stewardship is one of the hallmarks of a strong development program. If you want to get your donors to keep giving year after year, and to give more each year than the year before, you have to steward them the right way. And great … [Read more...] about A Simple Thank You Script for Your Non-Profit
The backbone of most nonprofits' cultivation and stewardship efforts is their newsletter – and specifically, their e-mail newsletter. When sent via e-mail, your nonprofit newsletter is a cheap and easy way to keep in touch with donors and … [Read more...] about 4 Rules for a Successful Nonprofit Newsletter
One of the best ways to determine the health and vitality of a fundraising program is to ask the following question: “What percentage of the time is your fundraising team out of the office doing meetings?” If your fundraisers aren’t out … [Read more...] about Want to Raise More Money? Get Out of the Office!