The right way to thank your donors

Are you taking good care of your monthly donors? Check out this post at the Network for Good Nonprofit Marketing Blog: 4 Thank You Musts for Monthly Donors. In short:


  1. Be prompt.
  2. Be personal.
  3. Be genuine.
  4. Be specific.

These are musts for any kind of donor thanking. And it’s important, because you should know these things about most of your donors:


  • They give to other organizations, so it’s easy for them to forget about you.
  • They care about their giving and seriously want to know they’re making a difference.
  • They’re somewhat nervous that your organization might be a scam.

Thanking them right is critical to keeping and upgrading donors.


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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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