Kay Sprinkel Grace

Creating a solid base of supporters is necessary for any organization that wants to fulfill its mission, as annual-campaign donors support the work the organization is doing in that year but also are a solid group of people the organization can turn to when doing special fundraising efforts like capital campaigns. In her book, “Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment,” fundraising consultant, speaker and facilitator Kay Sprinkel Grace dedicates a chapter to the role of annual campaigns in garnering community support. Annual campaigns — campaigns that take place all year round — are designed to provide ongoing funds to the organization and

In “Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment,” a book that presents strategies for developing long-term relationships with donor-investors and volunteers, consultant Kay Sprinkel Grace, looks at the four principle issues that donors consider when deciding whether or not to make a gift to an organization’s capital campaign: 1) Benefit to the community. The community benefits of a new facility at a local food bank could be that enhanced facilities and equipment will increase the amount of food it is able to process and distribute each year. While the mission of arts and cultural organizations might not seem as urgent as hunger, these

It's Not Always About Ask Jan. 17, 2006 By Abny Santicola, associate editor, FundRaising Success In addition to its usefulness in soliciting donations, the telephone is an effective tool for donor stewardship. In her book "Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment, Second Edition," (Wiley, 2005) author, consultant and speaker Kay Sprinkel Grace recommends that nonprofit organizations engage in "thank-a-thons." Similar to a phone-a-thon, a thank-a-thon requires volunteers, phones, donor lists with accurate phone numbers, up-to-date information on donor information such as previous gifts and volunteer involvement with the organization, and a volunteer leader. The right time for a thank-a-thon is

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