#NPPTrendingNow Ep 159: Is Your Major Gift Program Transactional?
Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s episode of #NPPTrendingNow. Usually, you’re seeing me through a video, but because I’m on vacation, I’m bringing you the top three stories through this written article.
1. Chris Yuhasz: A Vital Asset Many Nonprofits Neglect
The first trending article this week comes from Chris Yuhasz, and he strongly advises nonprofits to not neglect their database. Throughout the article, he shares the difference between your mailing list and your database, why nonprofits have a hard time maintaining their database, what is at stake without a well-maintained database, tips to building a strong, reliable database, and more!
2. Fundraising Connection: The Difference Between Cultural Competence and Diversity
In the September/October print issue of NonProfit PRO, frequent contributor and VP of The Woodruff Arts Center Tarsha Whitaker Calloway explains the difference between cultural competence and diversity. She also addresses cultural incapacity, cultural blindness and gaps in multicultural representation.
3. Connections: Is Your Major Gift Program Transactional?
Richard Perry, co-author of the Connections blog, talks about how to eliminate transactional language in major gifts. In particular, he focuses on two phrases throughout his article: prospect and annual fund.
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Thank you so much for reading along! I’ll see you next week for the next episode of #NPPTrendingNow. Have a great weekend!
Nhu Te is senior content manager at Fundraise Up, the AI-powered online donation platform for enterprise nonprofits. In her work, she focuses on helping nonprofits create more impact through personalized donor relations, digital fundraising and thoughtful use of technology.