Major Gifts

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 105: Saying Hello to New Major Donors
September 20, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: saying hello to a new major donor, building a responsive fundraising strategy and exploring for-profit opportunities.

How to Introduce Yourself to a New Major Donor
September 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm

You’ve landed the job. You are the new major gift officer. Hopefully someone gave you a different title to use externally, because you should not use MGO as your title.

What Impact Are You Making on Your Donor?
September 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

At Veritus, we believe that creating strategic plans for every donor in your portfolio is critical. All 240 major gift officers who we directly work with all have a plan that will guide them toward achieving their revenue goals.

New Major Gift Program Timetable
September 3, 2019 at 11:14 am

The other fundraising programs are not doing too well. Finance is going nuts, wondering how the bills will be paid. The executive director has a brilliant solution: launch a major gift program, and sit back and watch the money pour in.

What I Wish I Knew About Major Gift Fundraising
August 28, 2019 at 12:28 pm

I was just a decent major gift officer. I’ve always been more drawn to the data and strategy side, and while I value my years working directly with big donors and had inspiring experiences, I learned pretty quickly that it would not be a lifelong pursuit.

How to Treat Big Donors After They Give a Major Gift
August 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

In the capital campaign business, the focus is on raising a great deal of money from a relatively few donors. And it’s all too common for staff members and volunteers to focus their attention exclusively on getting those major gifts.

Robots and Major Gift Officers
August 19, 2019 at 11:45 am

I titled this post “Robots and Major Gift Officers” to get your attention and to make the point that it would be ridiculous to even consider that a robot could be a major gift officer. But I also want to make the point that in your daily major gift work, you have to guard that you don’t do robot-like work.

Have Any of Your Donors Hit ‘for the Cycle’?
August 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

If you have ever played baseball, you would be familiar with the term “cycle.” The cycle is hitting for a single, double, triple and home run. These hits allow the hitter to end up at first base, second base, third base or home plate, respectively.

1 Simple Word Changes Everything
August 5, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Purpose to examine all of your asks and proposals in the next week or so. And look at the “because” in each of them. Does your “because” have something to do with solving a societal problem? If not, you are on the wrong track.