Nonprofits are tempted every day to move major donors around like pieces on a chess board. Are you treating them like partners involved in your mission? Or are you just doing what’s best for the organization?
One of the greatest gifts you can give to your MGO is yourself, as a leader in your organization. I know you don’t have much time, so you can’t give that much. But what little time you can give could be the one reason your organization receives those transformational gifts
There are leaders who don’t know how major gifts works, and what role they can play in it. It is for those leaders I am writing this series on the Five Things Leaders Need to Know about Major Gifts. It is for those leaders, who truly want to learn and understand their world, that we will go over the core things they should know about this important work.
MGOs need outside help, encouragement, and strategy from others. Here’s a practical guide to how to conduct donor strategy meetings, so that you will end up being more effective as you relate to your donors.
If you think thanking your donors is an option and not a requirement, this post illustrates why thanking your donor is crucial to major gifts work. Jeff Schreifels tells us about his conversation with a major gift donor and his experience with a large university and a small non-profit.