Your Future Major Gifts Depend on Top-Notch Stewardship

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Want your donors to make a second, third, and even a tenth gift to your nonprofit? Then you need top-notch stewardship! In this video, you’ll discover how to make sure your donors feel thanked. You’ll also learn tactics to ensure they know how their gift was used, which is also crucial for getting repeat gifts. This is the 22nd video in the Major Gifts Challenge series.

After Asking for a Major Gift: How to Respond to Yes, No, and Maybe

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You’re finally ready to ask a prospective donor for a major gift. But are you prepared for the donor’s decision after you ask? What should you say if the donor answers ‘No’? Or how about ‘Yes’? Learn exactly how you should respond when a donor says, “yes,” “no” or “maybe” when you ask them for a gift. This is the 20th video in the Major Gifts Challenge series.

How to Determine an Exact Ask Amount for Each of Your Major Gift Donors

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It’s hard to determine the right ask amount for a major gift. Watch this video to discover a winning formula to help you calculate your ask amount and determine exactly how much you should ask for from your donor. This is the 18th video in the Major Gifts Challenge series.

How to Calculate the Amount of a Major Gift and 3 Reasons Why Size Matters

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It’s not always easy to know how big a major gift should be for your nonprofit. But there’s an easy way to determine what size will work for your nonprofit. It’s important to be both realistic and optimistic. This second video in the Major Gifts Challenge provides 3 reasons it’s important to set the size of a major gift and explains exactly how to determine the right size for your organization.

Henry Freeman Tip 28 – The Donor Pie Chart: A Cost Efficient Way to Increase Your Numbers

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The Donor Pie Chart: A Cost Efficient Way to Increase Your Numbers – Henry Freeman Tip 28.

Nonprofit.Courses is excited to bring you Henry Freeman’s Series: 50 Practical Tips for Fundraising.

One highly effective way to increase both income and number of donors in a relatively short period of time is the increase the number of “Loyals” (the donors you can “count on” each year) through use of the Donor Pie Chart.

Henry is interviewed by nonprofit fundraising consultant (and former President/General Manager of Northeast Indiana Public Radio) Joan Baumgartner Brown.

(c) 2009 H. Freeman Associates, presented with permission.

Henry Freeman Tip 49 – The Impromptu Thank You Call (Following a Gift)

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The Impromptu Thank You Call (Following a Gift) – Henry Freeman Tip 49

Nonprofit.Courses is excited to bring you Henry Freeman’s Series: 50 Practical Tips for Fundraising.

The act of informally saying “thank you”—with the thank you often left on an answering machine—is a very powerful and often overlooked cultivation tool. The less formal the better—no script, no detailed message…a simple “thank you”.

(c) 2009 H. Freeman Associates, presented with permission.

Henry Freeman Tip 47 – The Challenges of a “Group Ask”

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The Challenges of a “Group Ask” – Henry Freeman Tip 47

Nonprofit.Courses (https://nonprofit.courses) is excited to bring you Henry Freeman’s Series: 50 Practical Tips for Fundraising.

Almost without exception, if the motivation for soliciting donors as a group (rather than individually) is to save time or because it is believed people will “feel more comfortable”, the group ask will raise far less money.

(c) 2009 H. Freeman Associates, presented with permission.

Henry Freeman Tip 46 – Bequests: The Centerpiece of an Effective Planned Gift Program

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Bequests: The Centerpiece of an Effective Planned Gift Program – Henry Freeman Tip 46

Nonprofit.Courses is excited to bring you Henry Freeman’s Series: 50 Practical Tips for Fundraising.

Often non-profits are intimidated by all the technical language and the many types of planned gifts listed in the literally hundreds of planned gift newsletters and promotional material that attempts to describe highly technical—and often complicated—planned gift instruments. There is, however, a very simple—and obvious-place to start: bequests.

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Henry Freeman Tip 45 – The Team Visit: Who Does What and Who Sits Where?

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The Team Visit: Who Does What and Who Sits Where? – Henry Freeman Tip 45

Nonprofit.Courses (https://nonprofit.courses) is excited to bring you Henry Freeman’s Series: 50 Practical Tips for Fundraising.

Often non-profits will agree that team of people should visit a prospective large donor but they do not think strategically about each person’s role during the visit. It is very important for each team member to approach the visit knowing what each person’s primary role is. Otherwise many important opportunities for both nurturing the relationship and interpreting the results of the visit may be lost.

(c) 2009 H. Freeman Associates, presented with permission.

Henry Freeman Tip 44 – Building an “Updraft” As You Near Your Campaign Goal

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Building an “Updraft” As You Near Your Campaign Goal – Henry Freeman Tip 44

Nonprofit.Courses is excited to bring you Henry Freeman’s Series: 50 Practical Tips for Fundraising.

There is often a unique moment in the final months of a capital campaign after virtually all the large gifts have been solicited and the campaign is struggling to reach the campaign goal. The question often arises “How are we going to get there?” While close to the goal it appears that there is still a “very long way to go” and few donors to help “make it happen”.

(c) 2009 H. Freeman Associates, presented with permission.