Frank the Pig’s donor fraud prevention tips!

Howdy Folks! When it comes to your fundraising dollars you should always put your best hoof forward to protect them. This month, I want to make sure you’re educated on donor fraud and how to prevent it. I’ve got some important tips to help you! Stay On Top of Your...

Maintaining hard-won donors

Faithful donors are our life blood. While we are working our hardest and taxing our wits developing strategies to identify and attract new donor prospects, it is the loyal base that keeps our efforts operating. Yet do you even know when one of the faithful falls from...

Ages for planned giving

Your thirteenth birthday isn’t the first day you think about becoming a teen! If your memory is even half way accurate, you’ll remember imagining being a teenager long before that. Apply this thinking to your target audiences and give some thought to broadening your...

What happened to the donor pyramid?

Thinking of your donor base as a traditional triangle with the greatest number of donors at the bottom level, with middle-level donors (those whom you’ve cultivated and brought to the place they now hold), and with the top donors (major money, major influence) in the...

Lively newsletters – how do they do it?

Whatever the frequency of your newsletters, make each one fresh, unique, and valuable to the reader.  You may think repeated information provides an additional hit, but it doesn’t if the donor ignores it. It’s too easy to fall into the habit of rerunning the...