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Let me start with a story Many years ago, when we were first married and before kids, my husband and I took a trip out to California. We wanted to see San Francisco and visit my brother, then in Salinas. When we got to San Francisco, we were looking around when a cab driver approached […]
Here’s what I know about writing good fundraising letters: You can practice and study for years and still feel like you’re only scratching the surface. There’s always something new, because we’re always learning something new. So perfection will always be out of reach. But don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good. […]
You understand how important retention is. And if you’re overworked and underfunded then it’s even more critical that your donors feel fiercely loyal to your organization. And you’re already doing what you’ve been told: Communicate personally. Report back to donors about the impact of their generosity. Thank donors well. All of this is about a […]