Tag Archives: donor communications

It Takes Two to Tango: 5 Tips for Engaging Your Donor’s Partner

You love your donor and they love your organization. But what about your donor’s partner? What have you done to help them become enthusiastic about your mission? Here are few quick tips to show your donors’ partners some love. It … more

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Want a Raise? Start Marketing Planned Giving!

Do you want to be a rock star in your organization? To add more value and raise more dollars to fuel your mission? You can! Join Impact’s own Kathy Swayze and Meg Roberts on DMFA’s planned giving marketing webinar tomorrow, … more

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8 Tips for Communicating Impact to Your Donors

Many of us scurried to make our charitable contributions in the final days of 2017. Who did you decide to give to… and what do communications have to do with it? Based on my own giving, I would say a … more

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What Do Memories Have to Do With Fundraising?

I always enjoy attending Planned Giving Days, sponsored by the National Capital Gift Planning Council and this year was no exception. Jay Steenhuysen led an interesting discussion on the donor experience. He challenged us to think about how we can … more

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The World is Getting Weirder

The world is getting weirder. And we marketers and fundraisers need to get weirder too. That was the message from Seth Godin during his plenary address at the AFP International Conference in Baltimore earlier this month. Godin’s thesis is that … more

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6 Ways to Make Your Ideas Move

Our Impact team gathered around the big screen computer on Tuesday for a webinar from Stanford Social Innovation Review on Communications that Work: Making Ideas Move. And yes, there was popcorn! It was an hour very well spent. If you missed … more

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Wading Into the “One-Space Vs. Two” Controversy

The great “one vs. two spaces after a period” debate has come to Impact in a major way. And not surprisingly, it seems to have broken down along generational lines. Apparently using two spaces after a sentence is a relic … more

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5 Takeaways from Planned Giving Days

Planned Giving Days, hosted annually by the National Capital Gift Planning Council, has become one of my favorite conferences of the year. Why? Because gift planners understand the need to talk with their donors about their most heartfelt desires. As … more

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