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Or, why that word might not mean what you think it means. Vu Le of Nonprofit AF recently wrote a long, very thoughtful piece about donor-centrism. He hoped it would generate conversation – and I hope so, too. Vu is an amazing dynamo who is making change happen, not just in his organization, but […]
When repetition is good Messaging that works Given time and trials, you may find ideas and language that works well for your fundraising. When you do, feel free to continue to use it. Your readers aren’t waiting for your latest artistic creation; they read your appeals to know how they can help. They give because […]
Recently, Tom Belford at The Agitator shared information from the latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report. Two statements jumped out at me. Perhaps most striking is the performance difference in retention between the top 20% organizations, who lost on average 14.1% of their new donors, whereas the bottom 20% lost a whopping and unforgivable 68.3%. Who […]