Monthly Archives: November 2012

Treat Partners Like Family

Like “family” There’s a longing among many donors to sense relationship with your ministry. A small number, of course, will prefer anonymity; but this is not typical. Many donors compare their relationship with a ministry to other relationships in their … Continue reading

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Compelling Presentations to Prospects

Essential components of a presentation “When making a presentation to a major donor to solicit a gift, keep it simple. There are four essential components: 1. There’s a problem in the world. (This is a mini-talk about whatever problem your … Continue reading

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Prevent Donor Attrition

More than 20 percent of donors say they were never even thanked! So the obvious remedy is to thank donors, tell them what their gift accomplished and report on your progress in your mission. What’s the best way to do … Continue reading

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All Gifts Come From God

Use Your Gift  “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,” 1 Peter 4:10 declares, “faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” Entrepreneurs have been wired by God to do what 80% or 90% of the … Continue reading

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How Much $ to Ask for..,

Average, not largest Particularly in dealing with donors who give smaller average gifts, a request for a specific size of gift, or even an array of gift options on the reply device, should generally be linked to the donor’s average … Continue reading

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