“Every opportunity that you have where you’re reaching out to donors and your prospects, see where you can build in the option for monthly giving.”-Erica Waasdorp, author and monthly giving expert on RKD’s Group Thinker’s podcast Going for gold with your monthly donor program? I’ll let you in on a secret: It’s all about a little elbow grease and a whole lot of consistency.
You’ve heard of the importance of stewarding your donors, but how about stewarding the gift? Last week we kicked off the Strength Training for Fundraisers webinar series with A Bigger, Stronger Pipeline to Major Gifts. RKD’s Fiona Cunningham stressed the importance of—and difference between—stewarding your donor and stewarding their gifts.
Building a successful major donor program can feel like training for a marathon. It’s a long and winding road, but the journey is so rewarding.
Hey there, Monday! Time once again for Tip of the Week, where we pass along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that experts, colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Looking for a way to engage the community and raise funds without collecting donations? Tammy Bristol, Director of Development & Communications at Spay Illinois, has an idea that scored her organization $10K in one month.
RKD’s David Miller shares three recommendations for preparing for year-end and beyond. One of the best parts about attending The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement’s conferences is the conversations I have with people across the industry.
We grabbed this week’s tip from Jo Sullivan’s and Matthew Mielcarek’s session from the Fundraising track at The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement. Stay tuned to this channel for more learnings from the conference.
Need another great reason to join us in Chicago for The Association’s Spring 2022 Conference? Just ask Jo Sullivan of Houston SPCA. Along with Pursuant’s Matthew Mielcarek, she’ll be presenting Mid-Level, Sustainer, and Sophisticated Direct Response: How to Adapt to Shifting Donor Expectations as part of the Fundraising track.
Whether you’re a basketball fan or a fundraiser who’s a little overwhelmed, “March Madness” is a feeling we can all relate to right now. How will your team perform? Will the investments made over the last season pay off? The NCAA Tournament champion won’t be crowned until April 4.
When Fundraising Meets Game-Changing: “We’re the first nonprofit in Arizona to become a used car dealership”
Looking for a program that strengthens ties with local businesses, allows donors larger tax deductions and potentially gets you an 800% increase in revenue? If it sounds too good to be true, well…it’s not. The trailblazing idea earned Arizona Humane Society the 2021 Diane & Bob Hoover Innovation Award.