Writing a Donor-Focused President’s Letter

Sending a President's Letter (or Executive Director's Letter) at the beginning of the year helps donors know the impact they made in the previous year. It's a wonderful engagement tool and a way for donors to feel gratitude for what their donation accomplished. With an example letter!

3 Fundraising Goals for 2020

You may be like me and take a little time at the end of the year to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the next year. As I reflect on 2019 and prepare for 2020, I'm reviewing my goals and see a need to take things back to the basics. You likely have many goals you must accomplish this year to consider it a success, but I suggest you focus on these three important fundraising goals.

4 Step Formula for Writing a Fundraising Letter to Reactivate Lapsed Donors

Reactivating lapsed donors is a positive lift to your donor revenue. Not only are these donors familiar with your work, but they have already indicated an interest in supporting your mission with their past gifts. Learn a four step formula for reactivating lapsed donors.

5 Ways to Reactivate Lapsed Donors

One key metric that will determine the success of your fundraising program is reactivation of lapsed donors. If a donor has stopped giving to you, what will motivate him or her to return? How can we get them to fall in love with us again? You'll learn 5 ways to reactive your lapsed donors.

We Miss You! How to Make a Lapsed Donor Fall in Love Again

Lapsed donors are one of the best sources for boosting your income. Lapsed donors are those who haven’t given in a period of time, most organizations consider a donor lapsed after 12+ months. A lapsed donor once gave to your organization, so he has both familiarity with you and also overcome the hurdle to give you a gift. 

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Simple 4-Step Process to Reactivate Lapsed Nonprofit Donors

Lapsed donors have an advantage over acquiring new donors: they've already made the decision once to give to your organization. A lapsed donor is someone who hasn't given in a defined period of time, most organizations set the criteria to 12+ months without a donation. Reactivating a lapsed donor is often cheaper than acquiring a

How to Use a Free Tool to Grade Readability of Your Fundraising Appeal

Your fundraising appeals need to be readable to convert. Testing has shown that the copy should be readable at about a grade level 7. But how do you write at a grade level 7? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use a free tool, HemingwayApp.