Passion. Yours is to change the world. Ours is to help you do it.
Life is not a straight line. It is always 3 steps forward, then 1 step back – or 1 step forward and 3 steps back. Why are we so bothered by side trips, failure and things that don’t turn out as we expected? Perhaps that’s it. We expected this, and that is what happened. How tragic. All of life ebbs and flows. Business does it. Relationships do it. Even our good earth does it. Yet when we … [Read More...]
"When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled." This African proverb reminds me that managers need to be aware of how their actions affect those they manage. Too many non-profit managers do not care for their MGOs as they should, creating the high turnover rate for this position in our sector. In fact, the major reason for MGO attrition is bad management. This is something we … [Read More...]
Resistance to change is something we see regularly in our work with major gift officers. Most often it is the Director of Development or the MGO who has difficulty accepting our intervention, which has usually come about because a manager higher up wants to improve the performance of the major gift program or is not satisfied with how things are going. Either way, the first months of trying to … [Read More...]
Another article from Veritus Group to help you succeed at major gift fundraising. What you will learn in this White Paper: What is blocking the pipeline for smaller donors to become major donors; How relationships play out across the donor pyramid; Why an investment in mid-level donors makes financial sense. To obtain this white paper, please fill out our form… You may also be … [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...]