How to Ask for Monthly Gifts at Your Gala Event

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Case Studies, General Interest, NonProfit Pro Today, Recurring giving |

A colleague consultant asked me this question last week, and I was discussing this very same thing with another organization myself. Great timing! A nonprofit in the process of launching its monthly donor program has its annual gala coming up this spring. It’s a fancy event—heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction, including a “fund-a-need” focused on something they need for their program. Donors typically pay $100 to $150 for a...

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Fundraisers, Get Out There and Try ‘Something Different’

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in General Interest |

First posted on July 17, 2017 by NonProfitPRO Today You may have read before that I grew up in Holland. I didn’t move here till I was 32. I became an American citizen when I was 47. In Holland, nobody had heard of “Saturday Night Live.” Instead, we grew up learning British English (not until high school, mind you) and watching British comedies. One of the favorite shows was called “And now for something completely different!” If you have a...

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Top 3 Take-aways from Ring, Ring, Retention Tool Session at Bridge…

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Annual appeals, Case Studies, Recurring giving |

Here are the Top 3 take-aways from Ring, Ring, what’s that retention tool doing in my living room? session At the recent Bridge Conference, held in Washington DC National Harbor, I presented a session with Nick Stavarz, Synergy and Anna Averling of the American Bible Society on the use of the phone in improving donor retention. Here are the top 3 take-aways from this session: 1. Telemarketing is one of the most successful and versatile tools in...

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Resolution 2: Attend the Online Fundraising Summit for Free

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in General Interest |

I hope you’re having a wonderful time this holiday season? I had some time to catch up on some reading, relax and I made my new year’s resolutions. One of those is to never stop learning. That’s why I have amazing news: One of my colleagues has put together a fabulous Fundraising Summit, that’s totally virtual and free. It’d held on January 5-9 and you can attend it simply by clicking here. You’ll see an...

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