Category Archives: donor management

Lean keys to fundraising success

Learning who the donors are and making it personal about them is “where the magic is” in lean fundraising, Erica Charbonneau told Mid-Valley Development Professionals Oct. 24. “You are the conduit” for the nonprofit’s relationship with the donor, she told … Continue reading

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A tribute to philanthropy

Changing the world begins in our communities, and in that spirit we are observing National Philanthropy Day today, Nov. 15. We are making the world a better place. As the Association of Fundraising Professionals says, today is “set aside to … Continue reading

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Primer offered on prospect research

Kris Hunt offered numerous tips on how to mine public records for useful information about donors during an hour-long presentation Oct. 25 in the Dye House at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. Kris is assistant director of research … Continue reading

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How not to leave cash on the table

Margaret King has a suggestion for how to secure a gift without leaving “a wad of cash on the table when you walk out the door.” It’s two words: prospect research. “A few years ago, one of my clients requested rush … Continue reading

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Remedies for end-of-fiscal-year slump

If your fiscal year ends June 30, now is crunch time. With little more than a week before June 30, here are three ways to wind up the year with a flourish. Fundraising coach Marc Pitman offers them in his … Continue reading

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The lighter side of philanthropy

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Using the phone to get that appointment

Gail Perry has some sure-fire techniques for using the phone to make the appointment to meet face-to-face with a donor. “It can be scary,” she wrote. “It’s also a moment when fundraisers chicken out.” Get past that awkward moment by remembering … Continue reading

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