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Monthly Archives: September, 2010

It’s Late: Do You Know Where YOUR Year End Gifts Are?

Non-profits need an online presence to reach out most effectively to volunteers, donors, members and constituents.  Particularly with year-end approaching, the opportunity to submit timely information in a cost effective way is not only prudent, but key to increasing overall visibility. By supplementing traditional marketing with social marketing, organizations are seeing higher response rates to […]

Uncle Sam Wants You…To Volunteer

What do Minneapolis-St. Paul, Portland (Oregon), Salt Lake City, Seattle and Oklahoma City have in common?  What about Utah, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Alaska? Give up?  These are the top ranked cities and states in the country for  volunteerism. The number of Americans serving as volunteers spiked by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in […]

It’s That Annual Appeal Time of Year

Leaves are changing colors, football season is in full swing and non-profits all over the country are gearing up for their annual year end appeals.  What are some ways to ensure yours is one that gets attention? – Keep it simple.  Consider a one-page letter outlining your need and asking for the gift, a return envelope and brief supporting collateral (if available and appropriate). […]

Do You Know Where You’re Going? Get a Map and a Plan

Remember the old adage: “If you don’t know where you are going, how do you know when you arrive?”  It’s easy to stray from our goals and become too involved in activities that only marginally enhance the success of our development program. Without a carefully crafted plan, we tend to wander in the wilderness, becoming […]

Docs as Donors: Why Would They Give?

You’ve successfully identifed, engaged and cultivated a prospective physician donor. You know that mail and phone calls are easier to ignore, so you’ve scheduled a personal face-to-face appointment and suddenly, you’re across the table ready to make your ask…. What should you say now? Consider the following points: – We hope you will join me […]

The Doctor is in….

How can we maximize physician involvement in the development effort? First, note the word “involvement”. Typically, that occurs before any successful solicitation.  Like any other donor, a physician deserves the courtesy of being courted, engaged and cultivated —  even for healthcare organizations with which he or she may already be affiliated. Start the process with strategic planning. Tap into their extensive knowledge […]

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