Archive for August 2016

Retaining Your First Time Donors

We all know that new donors are the most expensive to acquire. We also know that getting that first time donor to give again is difficult! With one-time donors hovering around 60%, nonprofits are leaving a lot of time and money on the table. Adrian Sargeant says “a 10% increase in donor retention can increase the lifetime…

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An Insiders Look at Grants

I started my career in fundraising by working with institutional funders. I truly enjoy working with foundations and corporations. It’s a great balance of articulating the organization’s work through a proposal and building effective relationships with program officers. I want to share some of the things I’ve learned over the years raising funds from institutional funders: Keep…

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