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Why should nonprofits start a monthly giving (sometimes called recurring or sustaining) program? 

Here are the most important reasons:

  • Monthly Donors Give More
  • Monthly Giving Programs Build Strong Relationships with donors
  • Monthly Giving Programs Provide a Stable Foundation 
  • Monthly Giving Programs Lower Fundraising Costs

Learn more about creating a winning program this Tuesday, August 15 at the Clark County Library‘s Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center.

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It’s time to shift from the mode of seeking gifts to thanking your generous donors. To help make the task easier, The mailboxChronicle of Philanthropy has compiled a list of expert advice on how to thank your donors most effectively.

This task may feel like a chore, but experts stress that doing it well can mean the difference between a one-time donor and a repeat giver. This collection offers guidance on issues of etiquette, timing, legal language and keeping donors engaged — much of what you need to reinvigorate your donor thank-you letters.

 

Want Your Donors to Give Year After Year? Start Here

February 27, 2015

Encouraging existing donors to give again is far less expensive than attracting new supporters and can lead to a long-term payoff for nonprofits. These key concepts can help your nonprofit increase its retention rate.

 

Making Sure No Donor Gets the Same Thank-You Letter Twice

September 01, 2011

Trinity College gathers lots of options that can be woven together into acknowledgment notes.

 

The following content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers:

A 13-Point Checklist for Writing Better Thank-You Letters to Donors

March 04, 2015

Mention your website, offer a way to connect, let them know when and how they will hear from you next and other important tips.

5 Ways to Go Beyond a Standard Gift Acknowledgment Letter

August 05, 2015

Fundraisers need to put more time and energy into thanking donors who have made generous gifts.

 

How Top Fundraisers Succeed: Thank Donors in Meaningful Ways

August 11, 2014

Lori O’Brien, a fundraiser at Youth Villages, says it’s important to send acknowledgments that are personal.

 

Source:
Chronicle of Philanthropy
December 22, 2015

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