Major Gifts

The A-ha Moment of Raising Major Gifts

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

Dating Your Donors, Major Gifts, Speaking Engagements

Join me for a FREE Lunch Seminar about How to Pursue Major Donors

    Topic: Dating Your Donors: The Courtship of Cultivation Learn:  Identify donors: “Your Type”, set ups, online dating and yentas Cultivate donors: “Woo” donors Solicit donors: “Pop the question” Steward donors: Nurture the relationship to “happily ever after” Speaker: Renee Herrell, M.A., CFRE  RCH Consulting Renee Herrell brings her abundant positive energy and over a… Continue reading Join me for a FREE Lunch Seminar about How to Pursue Major Donors

AFP, Major Gifts, Research Studies

Women and Philanthropy

Women and Philanthropy Last month, I was honored to host two of San Diego’s leading women philanthropists, Linda Katz and Gayle Tauber, to discuss the role of women and philanthropy. They shared their own experiences as philanthropists, what led them to establish Women Give San Diego and the role that development directors and nonprofit organizations… Continue reading Women and Philanthropy

Guest Blogs, Leadership, Major Gifts, Making Your Case, The "Ask"

Conquering the Fear of Asking

I am reposting this blog from a colleague, Mark Fackler, who wrote a very candid and intriguing post about his personal fudnraising over a course of a year. The original post is here and below. In my mid-twenties, I developed a motto for my life that was “face your fear.” Over the years, after much… Continue reading Conquering the Fear of Asking