6 Creative Approaches for Your Day of Giving

If the last 11 months have taught us anything, it’s that: a) donors are resilient, b) they recognize the challenge you face in funding your mission during a pandemic, and c) they’re ready to be the hero of the moment. Despite a global pandemic and high unemployment, giving increased! To keep the momentum going, there's … Continue reading 6 Creative Approaches for Your Day of Giving

Addressing Your First World Problem

We’ve faced our share of adversity these last 10 months – some have faced more challenges than others. But usually, when adversity surfaces, a silver lining does as well. What’s the silver lining in our work this year? I submit annual gift support. For those continuing to invite annual support regularly and unapologetically, the response … Continue reading Addressing Your First World Problem

Annual Giving: 7 Ideas for This Year

Have you finalized your annual giving plan for 2020-2021? Before you do, cross-check it with these seven considerations. Focused Messaging. Annual gift invitations are notoriously vague due to the broad distribution of requests and unrestricted nature of most gifts. The problem is, people are already dealing with too much uncertainty. This year, focus your messaging … Continue reading Annual Giving: 7 Ideas for This Year

Annual Giving to the Rescue

The one constant since mid-March for Advancement professionals has been disruption. First, we settled into new work-from-home routines and reset our communications, constituent engagement, and gift invitation plans. Now, some are on the brink of office re-openings as June arrives next week. Overall, our work as Advancement professionals still feels very different. How is your … Continue reading Annual Giving to the Rescue