Posts Tagged ‘donors’

That Gift: Is it to your organization or to the board member?

02.26.2014 · Posted in Fund Raising

TweetPick any nonprofit. Pick any Board of Directors. Pick any Board training and you will find your typical ‘top 5 ways’ for board members to raise money for your organization. With the exception of a few board governance models (e.g. Carver model), some would debate that a board member’s number one volunteer job function is ...

Auction Item Fatigue

05.13.2013 · Posted in Charity Events, Fund Raising

TweetLive and Silent auctions have become common place at many fundraising events. Some organizations even host very successful stand-alone auction fundraisers. Just because the idea of an auction has become common place does not mean that your auction needs to be the same old thing. In order to keep donors engaged and excited, there are ...

How To Appeal To Both The Rational And The Emotional Donor

02.14.2013 · Posted in Fund Raising

TweetAs fundraisers, we need to know as much information as possible to effectively reach our donors and gain their support.  Understanding whether to appeal to donors rationally or with an emotionally is a question that we all struggled with. It might seem that an emotional appeal is a no-brainer, depending on the mission of your ...

What Makes Donors Give?

01.15.2013 · Posted in Fund Raising

TweetMany non-profits focus on major gifts and consistent monthly gifts all the while perhaps overlooking the ‘giving pocket’ of some prospective and even current donors. Have you ever asked yourself “What is it that makes a donor want to give”? Some give because there’s event that has touched their life or stirred their heart in ...