How, What or Why? Your Nonprofit’s Donor Messaging Should Focus on This.

Many of you are busy planning your fundraising activities for the year: crafting the strategies you’ll use and tactics you’ll deploy to acquire more donors, retain the ones you have, and close more gifts. One critical component of your success relies on an aspect that sometimes gets overlooked—your messaging. What should your donor messaging focus on to be successful? Continue reading How, What or Why? Your Nonprofit’s Donor Messaging Should Focus on This.

3 Things Your Donors Really Want From Your Nonprofit

3 Things Your Donors Really Want From Your Nonprofit

What do your donors really want? Well, what do any of us want in a relationship? To be appreciated and valued? Yes. To be dealt with honestly and with respect? Absolutely. Donor relationships, however, have an additional layer that most others do not—generally, financial. With that in mind, here are three things donors want to feel their relationship with your nonprofit isn’t just a one-way street. Continue reading 3 Things Your Donors Really Want From Your Nonprofit

6 Ways Planned Giving Scares Your Donors (And How You Can Ease Their Fears)

Whether you’re a fundraiser guiding your donors through a tricky situation, or a donor scared to look their future (and death) in the eye—let’s face it—planned giving can be a bit frightening. Here are six reasons donors often feel scared about committing to a planned gift and what you can do to ease their fears. Continue reading 6 Ways Planned Giving Scares Your Donors (And How You Can Ease Their Fears)