Have you ever had a relationship go south with a donor? Or found out that the organization has not stewarded a donor in years and they stopped giving this year? As you probably know, it is easier to win back a lapsed donor than cultivate a new donor. So, it is worth putting in the… Continue reading Repairing Donor Relationships
When I meet with potential clients, they often think I have a magic wand in my purse that I will wave all around their offices and things will magically change for the better. Like, new donors will instantly start giving or current donors will double their donations. Presto-chango! Instant increased fundraising!! What I have found… Continue reading The “Magic” in Major Donor Fundraising
Meet Fitz Nonprofit Consulting's team member, Meghan Petyak, Fundraising & Donor Prospect Researcher. Ms. Petyak has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. A member of the Fitz Team since 2017, she began her nonprofit career in fundraising research at the MET and went on to lead the prospect and donor research operations… Continue reading Donor Research = Successful Solicitations
Just in case you didn't have a chance to read the full Giving USA Report... here is your cheat sheet highlighting the information you need to know! Highlights of the Giving USA 2017 Report: A total of $390.05 billion was donated to nonprofits in the United States in 2016 – almost an $11 billion increase from… Continue reading Need to Know: The Highlights of the Giving USA Report 2017
2017 promises to bring change and hopefully a better future. The building strength of the economy will continue to positively increase philanthropy this year. Below are my philanthropic predictions for this New Year. Generosity rising. 2017 will bring another increase in total philanthropic giving by ~4% to reach a new high of over $388… Continue reading My Philanthropic Predictions for 2017
Raise a glass to creating a fun and social atmosphere in order to introduce potential donors to your nonprofit. Check out a great article by Stay Classy on the 8 Ways to Host the Ultimate Donor Appreciation Event and how to host a successful donor cultivation reception. Cheers!
A year ago, I started working with a new client who wanted to dramatically increase their major gifts program - a program that had existed in result of mostly unsolicited donations. We spent 3 to 6 months poring through donor lists, noticing giving patterns, identifying relationship managers, creating individual cultivation strategies and solicitation amounts for… Continue reading The A-ha Moment of Raising Major Gifts