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    ENDURING DONOR LOVE

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Jun. 13, 2017

    This summer, the Donor By Design Team is considering new ways grow the relationship with our donors… moving beyond the thank you note to a deeper connection. Today’s topic: how do you cultivate enduring donor love? 

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    Topics: Stewardship, Capital Donor Wall, Donor Recognition

    DOES MY GIFT MATTER?

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on May. 15, 2014

    For the longest time I avoided giving gift cards as presents. It seemed like such an impersonal gesture. I had visions of the recipients stuffing all their newly acquired gift cards into their wallets and heading off to the mall without a single thought as to who gave them what card or attaching any kind of significance or meaning to them other than the dollar value encoded on the magnetic strip.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Major Gifts, Donor Recognition

    WHAT DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE?

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Feb. 7, 2014

    I often find myself encouraging our nonprofit clients to spend the month of February “loving up” donors and volunteers. I’ve realized that some don’t know what I mean by that. “Bruce,” they say, “We just sent them a thank you letter. Isn’t that enough? I don’t want to bother them.”

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    Topics: Volunteer Appreciation, Donor Recognition, Relationship Building

    RESOLUTIONS: GRATITUDE

    Posted by DBD Team on Jan. 23, 2014

    I generally hate to make New Year’s resolutions. No sooner have I made one than I find myself falling short. But I decided I could make one resolution this year… and… I may make it each year for the rest of my life.

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    Topics: Stewardship, Fundraising, Gratitude, Resolutions, Donor Recognition

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