Resolutions for 2015 (As made in 2006)
Nine years ago the December issue of Fundraising Forum featured a list of resolutions for the coming year. We’d be wise to adopt them again in 2015! Make donating to your organisation a long-term relationship.
Make sure that between solicitations, donors are thanked for past gifts, receive ...
Students and children are the future of your country. Involve them, because they’re also the future of your organisation
Operation Smile, Vietnam
Most proposals get declined. Don’t be discouraged, use this as a learning experience.
Cotlands - The children's champion
Cotlands is a nonprofit early childhood development organisation that has a heart for young, vulnerable children – born into dire poverty.
Founded in 1936 by Matron Dorothy Reece, a missionary from America working in South Africa as a nurse – it all began when she found a baby on her...
The 'Seven Faces' of philanthropy
In creating hundreds, if not thousands, of donor communication pieces, I have found that there are seven fundamental rules for amazing donor communications:
Rule 1 – Look at donor communications as a system and a process.
Communitarians, devout, investors, socialites, repayers, altruists a...
Donors: The next generation
Parents serve as trusted advisors to children in a myriad of ways throughout their lives. One of the most valuable roles parents can play is to help them understand the importance of philanthropy.
Next-generation knowledge of why and how to engage in philanthropy is needed more today than ever be...