#NPPTrendingNow Ep 179: How to Improve Relationships

NonProfit PRO

Donor Relationship Management RelationshipsWelcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week.

9 Ways to Build Strong Donor Relationships


If you ask someone the most important job of a fundraiser, only a few will answer, building donor relationships. Without these relationships, any donations a nonprofit receives will be temporary and ineffectual.


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4 excuses for not creating a donor newsletter

Hands on Fundraising

You don’t have a donor newsletter? But effective donor communications, including a donor newsletter, mean better and longer donor relationships. The post 4 excuses for not creating a donor newsletter appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

3 Ways to Manage & Grow Major Donor Relationships

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Major donors are the most valuable supporters of the nonprofit world. Follow these three steps to engage and nurture the high net worth donors who share your vision. 1) Invite major donors to be an integral part of the work they’re funding.

Building Donor Relationships One Thank You At a Time

Wild Apricot

“The thank you is the single most important piece of communication that your donors get. This is a guest post by Ephraim Gopin, the founder of 1832 Communications. They have a higher recall of it than the appeal that generated the gift.” ” fundraising

3 Ways a Welcome Package Can Affect Your Donor Relationships

Wild Apricot

Want to build deeper donor relationships? One of the best ways to do so is by creating a great experience through welcome packets. In this post, we explain how

Building Donor Relationships With Direct Mail In A Digital World


There was a time not too long ago when digital channels like email, social media, and text messaging were seen as complementary to direct mail: the cornerstone of any robust donor communications strategy. Why make building donor relationships a goal?

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9 Automated Email Examples To Help You Cultivate Nonprofit Relationships


With email marketing automation, you can make sure that you’re cultivating relationships with your current and future supporters at the right time , every time. New donor. New donor. Communication Donor Cultivation Email Marketing for Nonprofits

How Well Do You Really Know Your Donors’ Emotions?

NonProfit PRO

Accountability Donor Relationship Management Analytics Data Donor EmotionsYou’re a nonprofit insider. So you already know how significant people’s emotions are when it comes to supporting your mission. But have you ever thought about whether those emotions can be quantified? .

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5 Ways to Improve Your Donor Retention

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes 5 Ways to Improve Your Donor Retention. How many of your donors continue to contribute to your organization year after year? High donor retention is extremely valuable to any organization. Thanking your donors is a must-do.

5 Virtual Recognition Ideas For Nonprofit Donors


This means that fewer people are seeing your traditional donor recognition devices, like donor walls, donor brick pavers, donation certificates, and plaques. Recognize the donors on donation pages. Recognize the donors on donation pages.

How Changing your Mindset Will Help You Attract New Donors

Hands on Fundraising

Do you want to attract new donors? When it comes to fundraising, investing in your relationship with current donors is the most important (and effective) thing to do. Yet every year, every nonprofit loses donors, and if […].

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How to Secure Relationships with Millennial Donors


The post How to Secure Relationships with Millennial Donors appeared first on The See3 Blog. donor relations donors milliennials social mediaFor nonprofits, it is essential to consider that even though millennials have the smallest disposable income today, they will eventually reach higher levels of employment making it easier for them to donate more to causes they believe in.

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Automate Donor Retention

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Smaglio , Instructional Writer at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Donor retention is a crucial aspect of a productive fundraising strategy. 1) Keep the Conversation with Donors Going.

When and How to Follow Up With Giving Tuesday Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stephanie Kanak , Content Strategist at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Did you know that 63% of Giving Tuesday donors only give on Giving Tuesday ? Why do donors stop giving after their first gift?

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How Do You Hone Your Nonprofit’s Major Donor Portfolio?


In “ Who Gets to Be in Your Nonprofit’s Major Donor Portfolio ” we looked at how to qualify a major donor prospect to be in your portfolio. Who has the ability to represent your organization and make fruitful connections with donors? Who would donors enjoy meeting with?

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How Nonprofits Can Steward Corporate Donors on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s no secret that corporate donors are invaluable partners for nonprofits. The mystery that stumps some organizations is how to strengthen their corporate relationships so they grow over time. Thoughtful donor stewardship strategies are the key to enhancing corporate partnerships.

Which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software is Best for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising comes down to one thing: relationships. The ability to track and monitor those relationships should be the #1 priority for organizations seeking to expand their donor base or increase their revenue. I have worked with many clients who opt against a CRM, preferring to keep track of donors in an excel spreadsheet or through Quickbooks, but these baseline tools don’t offer the functionality to track these relationships.

Does your thank you letter really matter?

Hands on Fundraising

I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: Donors should be happy with whatever thank you letter they get. Worrying about a real signature or other things is a sign of donor dominance. I would bet that most donors […]. Your thank you letter matters.

Donor Data And Donor Communication | A Mini Guide


Nonprofit marketing leaders are always thinking about how to best communicate with their donors. Personalized and valuable communication is what builds relationships, and long-lasting donor relationships are what set the foundation for nonprofit growth.

Turning One-Time Donors into Lifelong Supporters After Going Viral


By sustaining the momentum generated by inspiring and galvanizing events, nonprofits will put themselves in a stronger position to maintain relationships with new supporters and scale impact over the long term. Show potential new donors why your organization deserves support.

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[FREE WEBINAR] Finding and Engaging Major Donors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As nonprofits continue to adapt to the new normal, many fundraisers struggle with the goal of engaging major donors. Developing donor relationships in the age of social-distancing. Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST.

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Donor Appeals: The HOW Matters as Much as the WHY


For the record, this was the third packet (all largely the same donor appeals) that I received from Treesavers in the last 12 months. That sounds like a recipe for donor acquisition. The mechanics of donor appeals should NOT undermine the organization’s mission.

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6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Development audit after development audit of small- to mid-sized organizations reveals that while donor retention remains a critical issue there is also another issue that is equally important. Social media sites are for relationship building. By Robin L.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming. How can we cultivate new donors while continuing to steward the supporters that we already have? Mid-level donors are well-worth your time and attention.

Donor relationships are like gardens…

Get Fully Funded

Here are some key points from this session: Donor relationships are like gardens. Good donor relationships are the key to successful fundraising. Relationships build loyalty. Loyal donors give again and again, keeping you from always searching for new donors. Two-way communication is critical to building relationships. We can’t just speak AT our donors. Good donor relationships are built on purpose.

How to Insert Emotion Into Major Gifts

NonProfit PRO

Donor Relationship Management Major Gifts Donor communications Emotional connection Major-gifts

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10 Reasons Donors Give Up on Giving

Greater Giving

It’s a question many fundraisers ask themselves when they see donors silently drop off their radar. To find out why try researching the dates when those past donors last contributed to your nonprofit and look for changes that occurred within that time span. Why donors leave?

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Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Beth Kanter

” Recently, I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors. Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships by Tal Frankfurt, Founder and CEO, Cloud for Good. First and foremost, Salesforce is not a donor database.

Landing Large Donors: Research, Relationship and Response

NonProfit Hub

Studies show that major donors—those that give $1 million or more—are responsible for up to 75 percent of most nonprofits’ revenue. Here are a few key takeaways from that interview: What are the best tactics for locating major donors? Using them is an effective and free way to research potential donors. Asking for an amount that is lower than what the donor is used to giving indicates you haven’t fully researched your prospective donor.

Knowing What People Prefer

NonProfit PRO

Donor Relationship Management Donor preferencesWhen we decide to give someone a gift, we usually try really hard to get a gift that is meaningful to the person we’re giving it to.

Better Data, Better Donors


Working in major gifts means tracking relationships, points of contact, and data with multiple high-level donors. Moves Management helps you organize all this information from the stage of your ask, the point person on the prospect, to the projected gift, all with a focus on the donors. For example, we see there are eight potential donors still in the qualification stage. Good reporting is just one way to keep your major donors prospects organized.

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5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising


The giving spirit is high, and donors want to know how they can contribute to the causes that they care about. Your organization needs to do more than simply ask your donors for contributions. You need to create personal, targeted appeals that show donors how they fit into your fundraising and how their gifts impact the recipients of your aid. Retain more donors. Your data, after all, provides insight into your donors.

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3 Ways to Build Trust with Donors in a Virtual World

NonProfit Hub

How do you build trust with donors? But first, you have to establish meaningful relationships with your audience. Over time, your audience will understand that you mean business, and the consistency will help build trust and boost online retention with donors.

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Who Gets to Be in Your Nonprofit’s Major Donor Portfolio?


When you’re determining who to cultivate for your major donor portfolio, do you simply look at everyone who gave more than $1,000 (or whatever your major gift amount is) and dump them all into your portfolio for the year? Who Gets an Individual Major Donor Portfolio Cultivation Plan? .

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Build Donor Engagement Before You Start A Campaign 

NonProfit Hub

But waiting until a feasibility interview to engage with prospective donors may be missing a critical opportunity to build donor engagement. Here are some ways you can build donor engagement before you start a campaign. . Donor Retention Featured Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing

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Next Level Healthcare Fundraising: Using Gratitude to Qualify Donors


This is where we veer away from the traditional process of conducting research before relationship qualification. We also partner with physicians around our medical center who we have relationships with to ask what they know about th e patient.

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Clean Up Your Act: Donor Data Management for Nonprofits

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Clean Up Your Act: Donor Data Management for Nonprofits. Your nonprofit CRM is a powerful tool that can help you better understand your donors. managing your donor data. If the donor data you put into your CRM is messy, your results will be, too.

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Converting Emotional Donors to Monthly Donors

Connection Cafe

Ah, the new donor. A relationship rife with possibility. It’s wrong because of what marketing guru Seth Godin calls the prospective donors you’re trying to attract – “ lazy people in a hurry. Whether or not this “first date” gift turns into a real relationship depends on you.

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How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

Connection Cafe

One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to demonstrate how a strong donor relations effort contributes to fundraising.

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The Art of Building Lasting Donor Relationships with One-To-One Marketing

Connection Cafe

The power of one-to-one marketing is harnessed when data points are leveraged to create a personalized experience for prospective donors. Truthfully, you are probably already capturing more information about your donors than you realize. Gathering all of your donor data in one place can be invaluable for identifying “micro segments”. Even minimal added data points can make a difference in creating personal contact with your donors.

Romancing Your Donors: Showing the Love to Donors of all Levels

NonProfit Hub

One of the basic tenants of successful fundraising is donor stewardship. Donors who have shown your organization some love through their gifts are at risk of walking away if not shown some love in return. Romancing your donors should be a top priority! Donor Retention Featured

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Fundraising Compliance & Building Meaningful Relationships

Donor Search

You’ve mapped out an online strategy that engages donors and makes the most of your relationships, boosting annual giving and catalyzing major gifts. Your cultivation efforts are honed in on capturing the hearts, minds, and giving spirits of your donors so that they not only invest in your annual fund, but also make a multi-year… Education