“I’ve written the perfect appeal. But my boss won’t let me use it.”

“I’ve written the perfect appeal. But my boss won’t let me use it.”

In yesterday’s Grow Report I asked my readers to share their greatest challenges in creating their organization’s annual appeal. Whoa…did I hit a nerve! One CEO wrote: “I write an appeal which is then taken to 2 committees and then the board.  Each group edits the letter, adding things...
The 10 essentials of an ideal thank you letter

The 10 essentials of an ideal thank you letter

Are you creating partnerships with your donors?  A sense of loyalty and commitment? Blackbaud’s recent Growing Philanthropy in the United States report revealed that nonprofits have made little headway into reducing donor attrition rates.  According to recent data collected by the Association of...