How do you get your donors and prospect to believe in their worth? By redefining “worth” and “value” and employing these four strategies. Continue reading Getting Donors to Believe in Their Worth: 4 Tips and Why It’s Worth It
Today we welcome Senior Content Specialist, Mari O’Grady, to provide tips on writing donor stories that will inspire readers to contemplate just how impactful their own legacy could be..
Continue reading Shared Identity, Inspiration and Autonomy in Storytelling for Higher Ed
Some surprising news was announced by the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA). Get all the details from our Senior Gift Planning Consultant, Lynn M. Gaumer, J.D.Continue reading SPECIAL UPDATE: Gift Annuity Rates Are Going Up After All
Show your donors love this National Philanthropy Day with five easy ways to say thanks. Get practical tips, powerful statistics to share, and free social images to show your appreciation. Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Say Thank You to Donors Today—on National Philanthropy Day!
The higher ed sector has been under scrutiny in recent years, with questions surrounding rising tuition costs, student debt and perceived return on investment. For fundraisers and stewards of philanthropic efforts in colleges and universities, it’s crucial to address these issues head-on and reignite confidence in your institutions. Here’s how. Continue reading Reigniting Donor Confidence: Does Higher Ed Need a PR Boost?
Prevent the eye roll and irritation that comes with donor fatigue. Instead of exhausting your donors with
too much, too often—energize them with thoughtfully timed, customized appeals and by forging
genuine relationships that respect and benefit one another. Continue reading Worried Your Donors Are Tired of Hearing From You? 4 Tips to Prevent It
Philanthropic psychology is a new concept—so if you haven’t heard of it—you aren’t alone. It’s the study of how people love people. Learn what the science behind Phil Psych means for your donor relationships and how you fundraise. Continue reading How To and Why You Should Love Your Donors (the Philanthropy Psychology Way)
Testimonials can be one of your organization’s best ambassadors. Why? Nine out of 10 people trust what a customer (or donor) says about an organization more than what that organization says about itself. And—interest in leaving a gift increases by 15% when donors believe they’re “one of many supporters” doing the same. So how do you get them and how do you write them? We’ve got some tips! Continue reading Testimonials That Work: How to Get Them and How to Write Them
A topic you talk about every day gets its time to shine in a few weeks! That’s right, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is almost here. Take advantage of the attention NEPAW brings by providing your supporters with focused estate planning education and the tools they need to get started. Continue reading DON’T MISS THIS: Estate Planning Awareness Week Is October 16-22
Whether you’re a team of one—or part of a team that feels stretched too thin—turn to these six tips when your planned giving program faces doing more with less. Continue reading Less Staff, Same Goals: 6 Tips to Do More (With Less) in Planned Giving
Build awareness and deepen your advocacy and activism with help from our book and film clubs. Explore DEI and wellness topics connected to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and download our resource guide for all the details.Continue reading Join the Club: Taking the DEI Journey Together
Navigating end-of-life discussions with a diverse donor pool may require different approaches. Learn from experts who share unique insights and strategies to tackle this sensitive topic, resulting in meaningful connections and impactful legacies. Continue reading DEI in Planned Giving: Talking About Death with Donors of Diverse Backgrounds
How do you best steward donors? Successful stewardship is more than a skill—it’s a heartful journey. Discover how empathy can be your guiding light in building meaningful donor relationships. Continue reading Here’s the #1 Quality You Need for Successful Donor Stewardship. (Plus, Tips to Do It Right.)
It’s time to gear up for the year-end giving! We’ve got the tips you need to sharpen your outreach for a successful season. Continue reading Year-End Planning: 3 Tips to Give You Momentum Heading Into the Season