Stewardship

Processing Calendar Year End Gifts: Procedural & Relational

The first few weeks in January is a busy time when not-for-profits are processing calendar-year-end (CYE) gifts. For many not-for-profits, processing gifts is a procedural activity, making sure gifts are entered into the database and acknowledged in a timely manner. Even though processing gifts should be done quickly, you shouldn’t think of this as an… Continue reading Processing Calendar Year End Gifts: Procedural & Relational

Communications, Stewardship

The Necessity of the Annual Report

Many nonprofits don’t want to take the time and energy to put together an annual report. Usually, it is because they truly don’t understand the benefits of such a piece. So today, I am going to explain to you why it is important that your nonprofit puts forth an Annual Report. First of all, think… Continue reading The Necessity of the Annual Report

Constituent Engagement, Fundraising, Stewardship

Donor Discontent The Biggest Risk in Fundraising

The biggest risk your organization faces in fundraising is donor discontent. When a donor is upset, you risk losing the donation (you might have to return it), as well as all future donations. You also risk negative publicity, and in this day and age where donors can publicly voice their concerns and issues using digital… Continue reading Donor Discontent The Biggest Risk in Fundraising