This one thing for fundraising success in 2018: say thank you

SAY THANK YOU. For much of November and December, I filled your blog box with reminders of “one more thing for year-end fundraising success.” If any of my suggestions helped you raise more money, praise God. I look forward to hearing shouts of thanksgiving and glowing reports of the generosity of God’s people to the […]

When saying thanks, downplay the part about you

When I wrote here about a friend’s rant over a thank you gone wrong, I didn’t anticipate a part two on the theme – at least not this soon.  But I’m back a few weeks later with a sorry story of my own about a thank you that missed the mark. (Let’s hope there won’t […]

Generosity in quotes: Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“Thank you’ is a wonderful phrase. Use it. It will add stature to your soul.”   Marjorie Pay Hinckley, author of Small and Simple Things and other books

Summer projects to make your fundraising program more productive (part one)

Today’s e-newsletter from This Old House includes a list of summer projects for the weekend DIYer. That got me thinking. What might a summer spruce-up schedule look like for This Old Fundraising Program? Here’s my shot at a list of projects for development DIYers, one for each week between now and Labor Day. The suggested […]