Monthly Archives: November 2011

M-P Food Share regularly connects with donors via e-mail

Marion-Polk Food Share is setting an example for staying in touch with donors making monthly contributions through its Sustainer Circle. In each of the last four months an e-mail has landed in the inbox like this one:       … Continue reading

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Imperatives and suggestions for thank yous

In this season of giving and giving thanks, it’s appropriate to consider the requisite response: how to say “thank you” for a gift. These thank yous needn’t be extravagant or expensive, says Lorri Greif. She offers these suggestions: An invitation … Continue reading

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11 tactics to help charities thrive

In case you missed it, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported earlier this year on 11 ways to raise more money. Here’s a review: Energize matching gifts. Ask a key donor or member of the board to match gifts dollar-for-dollar. Ask … Continue reading

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Look what YOU did!

An e-mail subject field or letter starting with these four words is likely to get the reader’s attention. As Amy Eisenstein points out, the reader is puzzled. Did I do something wrong, or was it good? In the world of … Continue reading

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Saying ‘thank you’ in a song (16 of them)

The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation has a clever variant to the oft-repeated thank-you letter containing a free gift. You probably get these all the time: A letter thanking you for your support that includes a free nickel or free address-return labels. … Continue reading

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50 ways to overcome social media writer’s block

If ever you are stumped for ideas on your next Facebook or Twitter post, here are some ideas, provided by Cheryl Black at Convio. Mission Moments Photo of your mission in action Quote from service recipient At-home activities (for example: … Continue reading

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Making an impact with major gifts

Tom Wilson, author of one of America’s top fundraising books, will offer the first in a two-part presentation on major gifts at the Dec. 8 meeting at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. Wilson’s presentation will highlight MVDP’s annual … Continue reading

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