Major Gifts

What Should Nonprofits Do About Anonymous and Controversial Donations?
November 10, 2022 at 10:26 am

A nonprofit’s transparency is crucial for building trust with and being accountable to donors. Financial transparency is also, to a varying degree, legally required. Practicing transparency is a must that any nonprofit should follow as a part of its donor stewardship strategy.

What to Do About Ignorance in Major Gifts
October 31, 2022 at 10:54 am

Major gifts fundraising is often misunderstood. If you are facing ignorance, here are some ways you can educate fellow team members.

Donors Drop by 7% but Dollars Up 6.2%, Buoyed by Major Donors
October 17, 2022 at 10:51 am

U.S. charitable giving increased significantly in Q2 2022, but gains were accompanied by a continuing steep decline in donor acquisition and retention, particularly among new and newly retained donors, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s (FEP) Second Quarter Fundraising Report.

Frontline Fundraiser Credentials: 6 Things That Matter
October 14, 2022 at 10:43 am

A frontline fundraiser can have a long list of credentials (schools attended, diplomas, certifications, etc.) and be a total failure at actually doing major gifts. Conversely, a frontline fundraiser can have no schooling, no credentials, no certifications and be an outstanding high-achieving frontline fundraiser.

15 Questions to Go Deeper with Your Donor
September 26, 2022 at 10:40 am

To be a great major gifts officer, you must be curious about donors. Here are practical questions to unlock your donor’s interests.