Time flies, and here we are already in November!
That means that Thanks for Giving Day is coming up! Thursday, November 17th, nonprofit board members and staff members will call donors to say one simple thing:
That’s it. It’s all about thanking the donor.
If you haven’t done a Thanks for Giving Day before, here is a quick list to help:
Ask board members to sign up to make calls/send emails.
Create a list of donors who have donated in the last year.
Create a quick script for board members.
Send each board member a list of donor names and contact information, along with the script.
Something that has helped me in the past is asking board members to send anything they learned about the donor during the call. Had they moved? Do they have a new email address?
Give it a try. Thanks for Giving Day is a great way to support you in building life-long relationships with your donors. It also a great way to get board members engaged with fundraising in a fun way.
Thank you for reading!
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