Isn’t it great? A new year is a clean slate: you can create a vision and a plan for your fundraising and make new things happen.
But before you do, be sure to look back at 2013 and see what lessons were learned from your results in 2013.
Here at Front Range Source, we’ve been doing some of that, too. We try our hardest to make our blog posts relevant, authentic, and action-oriented. So, we’ve pulled out our 5 most popular posts of 2013 and are sharing them with you here as you contemplate fundraising in 2014:
Taxes, Receipts & Donor Cultivation Do you send out those tax receipts to your donors at the beginning of the year? Why not make them a powerful way to thank and engage your donors? This post gives you some concrete suggestions for what to include.
You, Dan Pallotta, and the Great Nonprofit Debate While Dan’s TED talk may seem like old news at this point, the message he carries about investing in fundraising is a critical one for our sector now and in 2014. But what’s your role in making this huge change a reality? Read this post and find out!
When Organizations (and Donor Relationships) Decline All organizations go through cycles and if yours is starting to ebb rather than flow, this is a simple primer for concentrating on the things that matter. Focus!
Thank You for Your Future Gift Do your thank you notes and calls really matter to the bottom line? More than you may realize! This post gives you four solid ideas for quickly improving your acknowledgement system so that your next gift out with a true “thanks”.
What Would They Say About YOU on Yelp? Have you thought of your nonprofit in terms of the kind of service your provide? This post was inspired by a terrible experience on voice mail when we called an organization’s main telephone line. Little things matter!
Corporations are People, Too Don’t forget it the next time you go to make a solicitation. You may be a perfect fit in the guidelines, but how much does that matter?
If these posts helped you to make progress on your fundraising, please let us know. We’d love to share your story and insights.
And please send us your ideas for new blog posts in 2014. What do you want to know about? Our objective is to help you to raise more friends and funds for your great cause!
Thanks for your support and great ideas. You are our partners, friends, and inspiration.
photo of Jailhouse Rock by Jacob Haas via Flickr