Taking time to thank supporters for their donation is always time well spent and will be appreciated. Do it well and people will remember you. Do it too because you are giving something back. Think of your donor as a beneficiary for a moment.
Here are seven ways how I have helped get myself ‘in the zone’.
The question you need to ask is ‘how can I give back emotion?’
If you think of digital as a channel it encourages you to think how I can I use it to target more people – so you think in numbers: how do we increase followers, capture more emails?
Charities need to view platforms like Just Giving in a different way. Not just as a conduit for someone doing a fundraising activity – but as a basis for someone to tell their story with passion about a cause that is close to their heart.
The FORCE is within us all No really. Another term is ‘social capital’ although I prefer to call it THE FORCE. The social capital you have with your network of friends, family and colleagues is greater than the social capital a charity or cause you support has with your network. So to awaken the FORCE…
Tell a great story to engage ‘your tribe’ and they, and the money, will come.
I had a piece in The Guardian last week about failure and how it has been a spring board to success for the charity/non-profit I fundraise for, SolarAid. I had some great feedback. The jist being “what a great story”. You can read it here. Which got me thinking. Take any Spielberg film, or any Hollywood…
Last night I learned something. I did an evening talk to my peers – a room full of fundraisers from a wide range of causes. Major donor fundraisers at that. With a day to go that feeling of ‘why oh why did I agree to do a talk?‘ crept in. Those doubts of whether what…
A thank you lines up your next gift.