December 27: Go through gifts from the last few days and see what 10 are missing. Make a plan to reach each donor or prospect over the next 4 days.
December 28: Call or send an e-mail to top prospects, asking what you can do to help with their year-end giving decisions.
December 29: Try using Facebook or other social media to connect those that you haven’t been able to reach by e-mail or phone.
December 30: Check website (again) to ensure that it’s working and see if there are any notes or gifts that you should know about.
December 31: Be by the phone. Make sure your donors can reach you.
And – January 1 – breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve made it through another (or maybe your first?) fundraising year-end. Congratulations! See you in 2013!