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THE MILLION DOLLAR BUNDT CAKE

Posted by Jason Fry

Years ago, I was working with a very skilled major gifts officer. She had a donor, Elizabeth, who was in her 90s and who was very loyal to the organization. However, this staff member had tried contacting Elizabeth over and over through e-mail or by phone and leaving voicemails. As much as she tried diligently to get in touch with Elizabeth, she was unsuccessful. She started telling herself a variety of stories. Maybe something is wrong or she’s sick? Maybe I upset her with all my emails. Maybe she heard something negative about our organization? Maybe I offended her by asking her for money? Maybe she died?

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Topics: Success Stories, Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Fundraising, Donor Communications, Financial Development, Donor Management, Donor Relations, Fund Development

Rocking Stewardship: How to Show Gratitude as Only You Can

Posted by Bruce Berglund

During the pandemic we introduced the concept of “radical stewardship”. We reinforced the necessity of lifting up, thanking and honoring those who were our most loyal friends and donors during that difficult time.

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Fundraising, Gratitude, Appreciation, Collaboration

Stewardship: What Comes After the For?

Posted by Jon Simons

 

As the year comes to and end, we are highlighting our best posts and the nonprofit practices that we should all carry into the new year. 

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Fundraising

4 Steps to Improve Donor Retention

Posted by Mary Ramirez
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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Donor Communications

How Has the Changing Economy Impacted Nonprofit Fundraising?

Posted by Bruce Berglund
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Topics: Capital Campaign, Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Fundraising

Podcast: Show and Tell Works

Posted by DBD Team
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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Storytelling, Fundraising Management, Vision, Giving, Campaign Planning, Nonprofit, Client Stories

How One Donor’s Visit to a Vision Room Inspired Her to Increase Her Gift

Posted by Sara Luke
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Topics: Capital Campaign, Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Capital, Fundraising Management, Vision, Giving, Campaign Planning, Nonprofit, financial management

HOW THIS YMCA SHOWED LEADERSHIP IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS

Posted by DBD Team

 

One of our core axioms at DBD Group is "Leadership is Everything.” The success of an organization can be directly tied to the strength of its leadership.

We recognize that leaders can be found throughout the organization and in non-profits big and small. More than a title on a business card, leadership is the ability to guide and influence others toward a bigger vision. We are pleased to highlight and recognize examples of leadership all month.

 


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Topics: Success Stories, Donor Stewardship, Volunteer Appreciation, Donor Love, Donor Recognition, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Communication, Donor, CelebratingOurClients

WORKING TOGETHER. FOR GOOD.

Posted by Sara Luke

 

This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

 



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Topics: Collaborations, Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Nonprofit, partnership

FINDING CERTAINTY

Posted by Bruce Berglund

One doesn’t have to be glued to the news to sense the uncertainty that is gripping the stock market, our nation and even the world. As a nonprofit professional or volunteer, how do you continue to seek support for your mission while acknowledging the volatility of our political, economic and health landscape?

 

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship

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