One Word for Major Gifts Fundraisers

Among the anti-resolution crowd, the trend for the New Year is to choose one word that will serve as your guide in 2018. If you select carefully, your word can define, focus, and motivate […]

By |January 8th, 2018|

Little Things Mean A Lot

Ten small ways you can show your donors you care:

When they send you an email or leave you a message, respond the same day. Even if all you say is, “I got your […]

By |August 10th, 2017|

Super Bowl Lessons for Major Gifts Fundraisers

Still thinking about that Super Bowl game? As a Patriots fan who lives in Atlanta, I’ve been replaying the game in my mind all day and think there are some lessons for Major Gifts […]

By |February 7th, 2017|

Fundraising is not Rocket Science

Fundraising is not rocket science. So, why do we keep making it more difficult for ourselves? Why do we ignore people who already have supported us in favor of chasing new donors? Why, oh […]

By |August 8th, 2016|

Giving Tuesday. What’s Next?

After sending emails for three straight weeks, posting on all your social media sites, and spending 24 hours urging people to cap off the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday with […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Everything Old is New Again

Last week, I spent three days at the Georgia Education Advancement Council conference at Brasstown Valley Resort.  As always, it was a pleasure to see so many development professionals from across the state, but […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|