Face-to-face Fundraising

Top 8 Nonprofit Major Gift Asking Blunders
September 14, 2022 at 10:53 am

A blunder is a careless mistake. It happens when you don’t 100% have a handle on what you’re doing, so taking good care becomes challenging. Have you ever blundered into disaster asking for a major gift? Let's review the top eight blunders I have encountered.

'Peopling' Avoidance Creates Back-to-Work Issues
April 22, 2022 at 12:27 pm

Turnkey runs many peer experience sharing groups for C-Suite social good executives. In those private rooms, leadership talks about struggles with workforce issues regarding where and how people work. Here’s what we’ve heard.

Securing the Face-to-Face Visit With a Donor
March 25, 2022 at 11:14 am

I am convinced that attempting to secure a face-to-face meeting is one of the hardest things a development professional can do. People have told me seeking a first meeting with a prospect is harder than speaking in public.

The Transformation of a Donor Through Encouraged Aspirations
June 24, 2021 at 10:54 am

Do not be satisfied with just an annual gift, major gift or planned gift. Strive to seek multiple gifts from various assets of one donor. The compounding effect of the gift will provide enhanced financial results and a deeper and more meaningful relationship with your donors...

The Race You Want to Lose
June 24, 2021 at 8:43 am

We live in an era when anyone can announce anything to everyone. You’d think that would be a good thing. In most cases, it’s not. Most of the time it’s a race for cheap attention. For nonprofits seeking the unearned notice of followers on social media, it’s quickly turned into a race to the bottom...