Connecticut / Non-profit fundraiser and consultant (Hands-On Fundraising) with a near nerdy interest in individual giving. Wife, mom, reader and arts-lover.
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There I was. In my kitchen, minding my own business. And the envelope appeared. Oh, I’d seen its like before. Always brought me heartache. So if I knew what was good for me, I would have put…
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You work tirelessly on multiple donor campaigns, hoping your efforts produce the fundraising results your organization depends on. But how do you know which of your activities have the most impact?…
Roll up your sleeves Last week, I wrote about some of the ideas you need to create a successful annual giving program. Those form the thoughtful (and necessary) underpinning. This week, our focus w…
5 Steps to Thanking Donors So They'll Never Forget You
Have you ever wondered if you were good enough for your work? In our thirst for information, ideas and improvement, we might be forgiven some pangs of inadequacy. I know you care about learning (yo…
I’ll bet your inbox looked like mine as 2017 came to an end. So many emails and letters – from organizations you support and sometimes from those you barely know. But every time I saw an appeal (em…
How well are you communicating with your donors? A communications calendar is a combination of messaging and timing. You can create the most amazing appeal letter, but if it’s the only time your do…
Donor Relations Tips for Shy People
Makes me sound awful, doesn’t it? “What a selfish person”, you’re thinking right now. But let me explain. When you ask people to “give back” by making a gift to …
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by LeighAnn Loftus
One of the most popular posts I’ve published is about fundraising for the arts. That’s why I want to share some remarkable pieces I found on Medium. Then I want to talk about how this may hav…
5 Ways Prospect Research Can Improve Donor Communications
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