Older ministries that are not meeting their funding goals, or those that experience an outright decline in donor funding, can begin to panic. They can make desperate decisions, like changing a long-held mission. The reality is that many ministry organizations would rather change their mission than identify, accept, and then address those internal issues that
Here are a few examples of the kinds of touch points that you can use as a great way to build relationships. Send a card on your donor’s birthday and have everyone in the development and executive office sign it. Make a thank you phone call within a couple of days of receiving their gift.
As development professionals, volunteers, and board members, we spend a lot of time searching for new prospects… trying to find new individuals, companies and foundations who might respond to our message, who we can cultivate, and who, over time, might make a significant gift to help us continue our work. Prospecting can be time-consuming, and
In the latest edition (March/April 2012) of Advancing Philanthropy, readers were challenged to identify the ethical dilemma posed in several examples of real situations. One of the examples was the following. Lacking the staff to carry out a fundraising campaign that will ensure its ability to continue funding vital services for underprivileged children, a financially strapped nonprofit