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Major Gift work is not easy. Yet when I read the headlines of our industry magazines and web sites, everyone seems to have either an easy way to do major gifts, or some kind of major gift fundraising “hack” where you don’t have to work too hard to get great results. Perhaps it’s just a reflection on our culture. I get e-mails every day promising something that can be done in 5 simple steps, … [Read More...]
#2 in a 2-Part Series on Management and Major Gifts In my last post I highlighted some failures in major gift program management that we have seen over the years. Like I said, Richard and I have seen some pretty messed-up major gift programs. But we’ve also seen some amazing examples of management that are perfect for you to emulate as you lead your own team of major gift fundraisers. I’m sure … [Read More...]
Part 1 of a 2-Part Series on Management and Major Gifts Veritus exists because it’s hard to manage major gift programs and major gift officers – so we help. My business partner Richard Perry has great management and business acumen. He’s led a number of successful businesses because he’s also a skilled manager. Many years ago, he took those business skills – along with the discipline learned … [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...]