Get Out of Your Direct-Mail Comfort Zone
Once in a while, get out of the office. Don't go visit your family or fellow laborers in the fundraising profession. Talk to people who could be donors to your organization and who don't know their way around a direct-mail package. Find out what they are reading and doing. They may just give you a hint about a new place to look for donors.
Pamela Barden is the creative juice and the copywriting machine behind PJBarden Inc., a consulting firm focusing on helping small to midsized nonprofits see big results in fundraising. You can follow Pamela on Twitter @pjbarden.