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How to Build Donor Relationships with Corporations
Like individuals and foundations, relationships with corporate giving partners are not about you or your organization. They’re about them and their needs, wants, and preferences. And it’s still about impact. Only this time, it’s not only mission impact. It’s also about financial and market impact.
How to Build Donor Relationships with Foundations
Like individual donors, foundations see money as a vehicle to mission fulfillment. The question foundations ask is, “Where will our money best be used to achieve our legal objectives?”
How to Build Donor Relationships with Individuals
If you don’t approach individual donors by asking for money, how do you approach them? How do you build strong relationships that will keep them giving year after year?
Successful Nonprofit Fundraising is NOT About the Money
Successful nonprofit fundraising is not about the money. How can that be? Isn’t the whole objective of fundraising to raise money?
Self-Care for Nonprofit Leaders: Bracing Yourself for the Busiest Season
Year-end looms and a race begins for what is unarguably the busiest season for any nonprofit. Whether or not your fiscal year-end is on December 31, this date is the taxpayer’s year-end. It affects you. How on earth to take care of yourself when you are taking care of business?
Losing a Donor Friend is Difficult
It’s inevitable. Working for and on behalf of nonprofit organizations puts us into the path of some remarkable people. For fund development professionals like me, they often include donors who are advanced in years. We form bonds. Friendships. When they pass from this life, we feel it. Deeply.