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“Our donors are very different; they are not like other donors.” “You know, we really don’t have a vision in our organization and this is why we can’t raise major gifts.” “We don’t have any truly high-dollar donors in our database, and we don’t even have any high-dollar programs or projects to show them if we did.” I could go on and on. This month marks seven years that I have been fortunate … [Read More...]
Are all of your organization’s systems working properly? “Well, Jeff why should I care about that? I’m a major gift officer, and I don’t want to deal with any of that stuff” – said the MGO who will eventually start blaming “the system” when things go bad. A few months ago I was participating in an inaugural meeting with a new client. Things were going great. We went through all the Veritus … [Read More...]
Recently, I received an e-mail from a CEO who “just had to” write to Richard and me to share a story of how the Marketing Impact Chart (“MIC”) made a profound impact on how her organization works with major donors. The CEO told us the story of how her Director of Development (“DoD”) showed her the MIC after she downloaded it from our website. The DoD explained to the CEO that she was going to … [Read More...]
A free White Paper from Veritus Group Completely updated in 2016 with sample documents! "Many donors won’t even return my call, and I am so frustrated!” said the MGO. When we checked to see why, it was not surprising to find that a majority of the donors on this MGO’s caseload did not want to connect. Why? Because the donors on this caseload (like those of hundreds of MGOs like him around … [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...]