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Here is a conversation I always seem to have when I start working with MGOs on their portfolio of donors: I ask about the giving behavior of their donors. The MGO says, “Well, they aren’t going to give much more than what they already give.” “Why?” I ask. The MGO replies, “Because that’s what they have been giving for the last 5 or 6 years. I just don’t see them giving any more.” I … [Read More...]
A few months ago I attended a volunteer appreciation morning for a very prestigious local nonprofit. I was excited to attend because I wanted to see from a volunteer perspective how this particular organization showed their appreciation and how they integrated this with major gifts and planned giving… and it included free breakfast and lunch. How could I pass that up? The venue was amazing. I … [Read More...]
I’m upset. I’m seeing too many major gift officers who play small, do enough just to get by and seem just to want to drift through their careers long enough to retire and head to Florida. How did this happen? I just want to take these good people (and yes they are all good people) and shake them by the shoulders and tell them to wake up! You cannot be ordinary if you are a major gift officer. … [Read More...]
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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...]