(Major Gifts #6) What’s the Return on Investment from a Major Gift Program?
Gail Perry Group
by Gail Perry
1w ago
Wish you could have been there. We were up in a New York City office tower, gathered in a big conference room, surrounded by smart, thoughtful board members. It was an exciting moment because we were showing the board how they could dramatically expand funding for their organization's mission. They needed a new infusion of funding, and we knew where they could get it. We had run the numbers on their potential from major gift donors, and we presented what would be possible if they invested in their major gifts program. Since they had solid donor prospects, all they need to do was connect with a ..read more
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(Major Gifts #5) An Easy Strategy for Discovering New Major Gifts Prospects
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by Jenn Shefcik
1w ago
Today, we want to focus on one of the greatest challenges facing development shops everywhere: finding and discovering new prospects for major, principal, and capital gifts. We hear this everywhere:  Fundraisers tell us that they don't have enough prospects who are truly qualified. Often their portfolios are overloaded with suspects, not qualified prospects.  Board members often say, "We need NEW prospects. We need MORE prospects.”  How about you? Do you think you have enough prospects to meet the goal of your major gift?  Here's the real truth.  You really do hav ..read more
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(Major Gifts #1) How to Move from Transactional to Transformational Major Gifts
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by Gail Perry
2w ago
Hope your new year is getting off to a happy, positive start.  Let me tell you how to ensure you and your team raise more in 2023 than last year. This is the first of an email series that we’ll be sending you over the next three weeks – all devoted to helping you and your team expand into a full-scale, robust major gifts initiative at your nonprofit.  One reason we’re sending out all this advice is to encourage you and your team to consider joining our Major Gifts Intensive coaching program.  In the Intensive, you and your team will develop the systems, mindset, skills, and str ..read more
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Nonprofit Fundraising Trends for 2023
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by Jenn Shefcik
3w ago
As fundraising consultants, we’re always keeping an eye on the latest nonprofit fundraising trends and developments. As we move into 2023, there are several key trends that can help your organization ride the waves of success and fundraising growth in the coming year.  First of all, let’s celebrate that 2022 was a strong year for charitable giving. We were successful, even with the instability caused by changing world events, pandemics, inflation, elections, financial markets, and unrest.  When we step back and take stock, it’s extremely heartening to see the generosity and commitme ..read more
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New Year’s Resolutions for Board Members
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by Gail Perry
1M ago
We offer this list of suggested New Year's Resolutions for Board Members to encourage them to consider their important role and reflect on how they can be more effective as board members.  Here are 10 New Year's resolutions for board members that encourage self-reflection on your board's culture, its decision-making process, how everyone behaves, and how involved everyone is in fundraising.   The beginning of the year is a great time to set goals and resolutions that can help board members make a positive impact on their organization and the community it serves.   This ..read more
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Gifts of Stock: Your Biggest Opportunity for the Year-End Giving Season
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by Jenn Shefcik
1M ago
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Three Big Challenges Facing Top Fundraisers Today
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by Jenn Shefcik
2M ago
With the uncertain economic environment, you are probably wondering how to proceed in an unstable world. As you continually seek those wonderful major and principal gifts that will fund your mission, you might be faced with too many strategies to choose from, and choices to make. So the real question is: What do we need to focus on now, in order to be successful? In our webinar yesterday, we discussed our 5 Keys to Unlock Major Gift Success in 2023 –and we focused on solving many of the challenges that are facing everyone today. This article is a bit of a recap. Here are three of the challeng ..read more
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What To Do When Your Major Gift Fundraising ISN’T Working
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by Jenn Shefcik
2M ago
Are you crafting a plan to meet your major gift goal?  After all, it’s a volatile environment for fundraising right now, and the outlook is cloudy. No one knows what we can expect for year-end gifts.  You might be worried about meeting your major gift goal this year, too. Our clients and friends are all asking us what to do.  So today, Kathryn Gamble is sharing our advice. And, best of all, this approach is working for every single one of our clients.  Here’s our simple four-step approach to help meet your major gift goal by year-end.  Keep Your Donors Close and Know ..read more
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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas to Boost Year-End Giving
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by Jenn Shefcik
3M ago
The end of the year giving season is the time to go all-out in fundraising.  With a strong year-end fundraising strategy, your nonprofit can end the year on a positive note and start the new year with ample funding to power your mission.  But it can be tricky to pick the right fundraising strategies, given that there’re so many options available—from direct mail, digital appeals, and social media to virtual events like painting and even cooking classes from home.  Regardless of what kind of fundraising strategies you choose, you should consider incorporating peer-to-peer fundra ..read more
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How to Jumpstart Your Capital Campaign and Achieve Early Success Today
Gail Perry Group
by Gail Perry
3M ago
What’s the fastest way to jumpstart your capital campaign and achieve early success? Get the right people involved as early as possible. Why do you want to get your campaign off the ground quickly? Because capital campaigns are a heavy lift for organizational leaders, fundraising staff, and board members. They can be laborious since they add so much extra work...  Campaigns are also risky, too, because you're announcing to your community and stakeholders a large, aggressive goal. Your organization is making big, bold plans, and publicizing them. By all means, you certainly do not want to ..read more
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