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Joanne Oppelt

Developing Fundraising Campaigns that Work

To effectively communicate with donors, you need to engage them first. Engaging them means creating a communications plan that develops relationships.

Joanne Oppelt

How to Build Donor Relationships: Bringing It All Together

Today's installment will be brief, though profoundly important to your fundraising success. If anything doesn't make sense, be sure to read (or re-read) the installments.

Joanne Oppelt

How to Build Donor Relationships with Government Funders

With government funders, it’s not about you or your organization; it’s about them and their needs, wants, and preferences. You need to know and speak to their values, needs, and motivations.

Joanne Oppelt

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.

Joanne Oppelt

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?”

Joanne Oppelt

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?