You don’t have to be a small organization to be great at major gift fundraising; you just have to “think small.”
Don’t assume your board members will automatically give major gifts. Treat them like all of your major donors and you will see tremendous generosity and commitment to your mission.
Being a “small” non-profit is never an excuse not to have a major gift program. If you are in a small organization, here is what you can do immediately to focus more of your time on major gifts and start caring for your donors.
I recently sat with a woman who regularly gives major gifts to non-profits, and we started talking about her philanthropy, what she was trying to accomplish, what were some of her frustrations as a donor, and so on.
You do NOT need to visit Major Donor Island. First of all it doesn’t exist, and secondly, if you are a medium-sized to large non-profit ($10 million+), your major donors are already in your database.