The spirit of philanthropy

A special post by a Special Agent: Ann Rosenfield. Now that some of the hub-bub from the holiday fundraising period has passed, it’s easier to reflect back on how truly remarkable some giving is… I hope you enjoy this… John Opening the mail as a fundraiser is a window to a better world. “You don’t…

Ruh-Roh

From an email: “Jen, we need to have an opt out for our newsletter on the Fall Direct Mail Special Coupon. I think we need to include it in all of our mail coupons going forward.” As Scooby-Doo says, “ruh-roh”. Most organizations distinguish, even if it’s not completely deliberately, between a “renewal” message and a…

Extraordinary Donor Journey

Last week Jen and I had the pleasure of attending a one day workshop/conference called the “Extraordinary Donor Journey” in Toronto. The workshop brought together four amazing speakers to talk, all day, about creating loyal and loving donors. Our kind of stuff! Stephen Pidgeon, Simone Joyaux, Guy Mallabone and Richard Radcliffe all took turns with…