5 ways to raise more money by thanking your donors

Thank your donors, and do it well!

That’s probably the best advice you can get as a fundraiser. Follow it, and you will raise more money.

Here are some great tips from the Bloomerang blog, at Top 5 Ways to Appreciate Your Donors:

  1. Thank them promptly after receiving their gift.
  2. Show them what their gift enabled you to accomplish.
  3. Invite them to mission-related events.
  4. Ask for their advice and listen to it.
  5. Find at least two opportunities each year to communicate personally with each donor.

If you do these things, you will be among the few that do. As competition for donor support heats up, that’s exactly where you want to be!


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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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Jeff Brooks has been serving the nonprofit community for more than 30 years and blogging about it since 2005. He considers fundraising the most noble of pursuits and hopes you’ll join him in that opinion. You can reach him at jeff [at] jeff-brooks [dot] com.