5 of the Most Creative Ways to Show Gratitude to Donors

Are you looking for a way to raise more income in the short term and long term? Thank your donors quickly and often. Beyond a thank you note, how do you creatively thank your donors? Showing gratitude to your donors is a key way to build a healthy donor relationship and continue to develop people down

By | 2018-06-23T07:35:30+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Beginner, Donor Communication, Fundraising|Tags: , |0 Comments

4 Essentials Required for Donor Thank You Communications

Whether you send a thank you video, a note of gratitude, a welcome gift, a thank you email, or other creative way to thank the donor for their donation, you need to communicate in a specific way to have the biggest impact on your donor. Sending your thanks is a key way to continue developing

Rewrite Fundraising Letter – Dave the Development Director

"Dave, I need you to rewrite this fundraising letter and remove all of the language that makes us look like we need the donor's money," said Wendy, the Executive Director. Dave replies, "We'll lose donations doing that." "I also need you to raise 10% more than your goal, thanks." Wendy responds.

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Nonprofit Thank You Video Script

Videos are a powerful relationship building tool. A technique that can help your nonprofit quickly begin building a relationship with your donor is to create a personalized thank you video. This creative way of expressing gratitude to your donor communicates how much you care. There are a number of platforms that help facilitate the personalized

By | 2018-02-21T09:36:31+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Donor Communication, Fundraising|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sample Phrases You Can Use to Thank Your Donors

Donors love it when you show appreciation for their support. So much so that 80% of donors say they would be motivated to make a second gift if the nonprofit thanked them. Unfortunately, many of us aren't properly thanking nonprofit donors and this is negatively affecting our fundraising. It's expensive to acquire a new donor.

8 Best Nonprofit Digital Annual Reports

Creating a specific digital annual report gives nonprofits a number of options to showcase the great work their donors have enabled them to do. Digital annual reports give you an expanded set of capabilities that a PDF or Issuu (flip book style) annual report can't match such as video, animation, interactive elements, expanded information for

By | 2018-02-17T12:50:45+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Advanced|Tags: , , |0 Comments

8 Tools to Create a Digital Annual Report

Do you want to go beyond simply uploading a PDF to your site for people to read your annual report? Create a flip book style digital presentation to take your annual report to the next level. Instead of downloading the PDF, the reader can click thru and read your annual report on your site, or

By | 2018-01-12T13:08:42+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Marketing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

7 Secrets to an Irresistible Annual Report

An annual report is like a slick Apple ad: it tells a story that resonates with people emotionally to confirm their support of your organization or move them to support your organization. While your IRS form 990 and annual financial disclosures tell financial facts, your annual report should paint a picture of support. It should

By | 2018-01-10T09:53:01+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured Intermediate, Fundraising, Intermediate, Marketing|Tags: , |0 Comments

11 Creative Ways to Thank a Donor

The way you say "thank you" to donors could be the most important communication pieces you have as a nonprofit organization. Unfortunately, many nonprofits send "thank you" communications that read more like a formal tax receipt then a heartfelt felt note of appreciation that motivates the donor to want to have a relationship with the