"Many scatterbrained MGOs and development folks are cultivating 400-500 people, thinking they can be effective. They are not. In fact they are failing. No one cultivating 400-500 donors is successful. So after helping them qualify these donors, we get them to a manageable 150 donors. Correct time allocation — Even 150 donors is tough to manage correctly. We know that 50% of a person’s time has to be spent on their best donors in order to be successful. That is why we tier donors in A, B and C levels, to focus the MGO’s time correctly. This is extremely important. Without this structure, scatterbrained people will spend their time with anyone, for any length of time. This is not a wise use of time and money." http://tinyurl.com/q6v5rmc
Planned giving takes time. You have to plant the seed and it will eventually pay off. We include planned giving information in our client's donor newsletters.
"The Internet is a colorful place, and there is a lot that can be accomplished by using color in the right way, at the right time, with the right audience, and for the right purpose." http://tinyurl.com/k43x9hy
We all have to work together people :) http://tinyurl.com/ox529oy
Excellent post from Future Fundraising Now. http://tinyurl.com/nltcy65
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