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Aptitude: A natural ability to do something. Attitude: A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior. Over the years I have been on an interesting personal and professional journey with these two words. On the personal side, I have struggled with having the right attitude – the right way of thinking and feeling – in my … [Read More...]
Almost every day I kindly interrupt a conversation and ask: “what’s the problem?” The conversation could be about a drywall situation in a new house, dealing with an unruly child, a banking problem or, bringing it to our fundraising world, how to manage a major donor. I was in a board meeting recently where one person was going on and on about process, the basis for the argument, the underlying … [Read More...]
At Veritus Group we look at a lot of data. In fact, before we do anything with either mid-level or major donor programs, we have to review donor data. Donor data tells us a story about donors. It reveals strengths and weaknesses. It shows us where there is opportunity. Unfortunately, because we dive into data so often, we see the how messed up many non-profits’ data really are. It’s a shame, … [Read More...]
A free White Paper from Veritus Group For years, we’ve heard regularly from folks who want to know how to start a major gift program. Most of these development professionals are working in small to medium sized non-profits and they just don’t have the resources to hire outside consultants to help them. At Veritus Group, we firmly believe that the greatest source of revenue growth for … [To get a free copy of this white paper please click here]
How is our analysis different? Our strategies are driven by data on how your major donors are performing year to year. Before we engage in a relationship with a client we conduct a full analysis of your major gift program. We provide this service at no cost. Having conducted scores of these analyses over the years, we find a similar disturbing pattern with most Major Donor programs: more … [Read More...]