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“I just can’t get a meeting with any of my donors,” said thousands of major gift officers. It’s probably one of the biggest complaints we hear from the large numbers of MGOs we have worked with. It sounds like this: Veritus: “So, [MGO] I’ve noticed that we’re halfway through the month and you’re only 10% of the way toward your revenue goal. What do you think is going on? How can I help … [Read More...]
Over the years we have worked with hundreds of major gift officers. Some are good, some are not so good, and some are extraordinary. We’re working with a number of extraordinary ones right now. The other day, I asked one of these great MGOs to tell me what a typical day looks like, so I could share it with you, to give you an idea of how an extraordinary MGO goes about her day. I thought it … [Read More...]
Almost every morning I drag myself out of bed and drive to my local YMCA to do lap swimming. I like this Y because it’s in a working class neighborhood, and when the doors open at 6am I’m the youngest one standing in line waiting to get in. Not a lot of hard bodies (including myself) are going to my gym, but I love supporting a non-profit, and they have a pretty decent pool. The other morning I … [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...]