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I was listening to her tell her story. A single mom and her small child in trouble, they were helped by this nonprofit. She told me where they lived, how they both had been abused by a very controlling man, how she had tried to run away and was caught and beaten. And then her heart got the best of her. She paused, struggling to find words to express her deep feelings. There was a long silence. … [Read More...]
Sharon (a major gift officer from an East Coast nonprofit) got a call from a very important donor. The donor wanted to meet her in New York City the following week at the University Club to discuss a large gift she was considering. Sharon was excited. She had been cultivating this donor for over 18 months, and she knew this donor had tremendous capacity to give a very large six-figure … [Read More...]
Perhaps there is something in the water, but recently I’ve received a number of emails from MGOs asking an important question, but prefacing it much like this: “I love going out and meeting people, I’m outgoing and I’m not afraid to ask donors for money. I love forming relationships with donors, and I have a real talent for listening to their needs and concerns. However, I struggle with how, on … [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...]