by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | May 20, 2016 | grace, mistakes, Passion | Major Gifts, Management, Philanthropy, Uncategorized
As an MGO you are going to make some mistakes. Some will be small, some will be very big. But it’s how you respond to those mistakes that makes all the difference to your boss, colleagues and donors… well, to just about anyone in your life.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Sep 16, 2015 | Communication, Passion | Fundraising, Major Gifts, Management, Moves Management, Strategic Plans, Uncategorized
If you are working your plan and communicating to your manager and leadership… that is ALL you can do. So do the work you know you should be doing, and let the fear go.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | May 25, 2015 | Cultivation, Donor’s Interests, Passion | Donor-Centered, Major Gift Officers, Stewardship, Uncategorized
An MGO’s role boils down to this: A Major Gift Officer’s role is to cultivate and steward relationships with donors in order to help donors fulfill their passion and interests through investing in your organization.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | May 22, 2015 | Asking, Major Donors, Passion, Value Retention | Donor Retention, Donor-Centered, Major Gifts, Uncategorized
Today, you have a major donor file that has plenty of donors who give the same amount year after year after year. That’s a good thing. But you can turn a good thing into a great thing by knowing these donors and finally asking them to fund one of your projects and programs that they have a passion for.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Apr 20, 2015 | Ordinary, Passion, Vision | Major Gift Officers, Mission, Uncategorized
If you find yourself being “ordinary” and passionless, you should either regain that passion you once had, or you look for a new profession where you can find your real passion. Life is too short not to do that.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Oct 22, 2014 | depression, motivation, Passion, unmotivated | Fundraising, Major Gift Officers, UncategorizedI know it happens to you; it certainly happens to me. And it happens to just about everyone I know in major gift fundraising: you go through a period of time where you lack motivation and drive. It’s strange, isn’t it? I’m not sure how it starts, but it sure takes...