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15.7: You're fired until you have a solid monthly giving program launched
Do the easy math. Then get to work. Cash gifts are a drink of water. Monthly giving is a forever spring flowing 5 times faster.
15.6: How to write a healthy direct mail appeal...
Things you think about
15.5: Why a 95-year-old woman suddenly sent... a $500 check
Sell HOPE. See where it gets you.
15.4: Your new donors await on Facebook.
Early adopter makes fortune online. Plus major gift prospecting 2.0.
15.3: See, boss, this stuff works
Suzie E. was kind enough to write. Maybe you've shared her initial frustration ... and her bird-loving triumph!
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April 26, 2014
Mark your calendars ... eventually
2014: Ahern speaks to TX Symphonies in BBQ cap Tyler
This will be TASO's 47th annual conference. Encore!!! I'll be doing three workshops that day: on donor-centricity, on newsletters, on marketing bequests.
Latest e-news....!!!!!
6 good reasons why you don't need a newsletter
Just kidding: there's no excuse.
Donor communications follow a simple cyclical path: you ask, you thank, you report. Skip a step ... and your retention plummets. Let's deal once and for all with the phantoms that scare you away from doing a successful donor newsletter. Read.
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Confessions of a donor - PART 2!
Read. More intimate, even embarrassingly private, reasons why we've left most of our estate to our community foundation.
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Why do I give? Confessions of a donor.
A blizzard. A fire outdoors. A couple of beers. And a deep self-examination into one donor's motivations. In this issue....
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Bequests: The other white meat?
Simone and I ARE major donors. Just not yet. Is it time fundraisers in the US, a sluggish market for charitable bequests, took a harder look at why they're failing? Step one: KILL "planned giving." In this issue....
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Your "social information" about donors shows others what they should do
"Social information," a psychologist's term, says essentially, "If you feel this way, then act this way." Social information plays a unique and vital role in persuasion. Find out how in this issue.
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Your donor is your customer ... and in that simple truth fortunes reside.
What is the "Fatal Flaw Nonpareil" of donor communications? Answer in this issue. PLUS new ideas on direct mail frequency, capital campaign "quiet periods," and building a case for the ages!
Revised AFP Int'l PDF
The Case: Getting Your Story Right
If you were in San Diego....
Here you go ... and don't forget to subscribe to Tom Ahern's FREE HOW-TO TIPS e-newsletter, if you're no already part of "donor comms nation"!
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