Tag: donor relationships

What Donors Really Want featuring Greg Warner

Author, CEO and Founder of MarketSmart Greg Warner joins Alexander Haas President and CEO David King to share tips for fostering donor relationships by giving them what they really want. He says, “If you work through the process correctly, you don’t even have to ask donors for a gift.”    Catch a new episode of… Read more »

Strategies and Tips to Maximize #GivingTuesday with Adam Cotumaccio of MDA

  While #GivingTuesday is a major, nation wide giving campaign held each year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, your donor and social media strategies should stretch beyond. In this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Vice President and Chief Impact and Philanthropy Officer Adam Cotumaccio joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King… Read more »

What Do Donors Want?

Penelope Burk’s second edition of Donor-Centered Fundraising was released this fall, coincidentally, the same year that Crazy Rich Asians, a movie based on the book by Kevin Kwan, hit the big screen.  Burk quotes from Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland that in 1975, the… Read more »

The Importance of Planned Giving with Lula Dawit of The Woodruff Arts Center

“The key to being a good fundraiser is being donor centric.” Lula Dawit, Director of Planned Giving for The Woodruff Arts Center joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to discuss the importance of planned giving. The two dive into the continued impact of the 2017 Tax Act, managing fundraiser/donor relationships and how the… Read more »

Communication is Key – Just Ask What you Want to Know!

As fundraising consultants, we get the privilege of interviewing top donors all over the country.  One of the issues that pops up constantly is the poor communication between non-profits and donors.  Often, I will hear from donors that the staff of the non-profit had never talked to them about a specific issue, or I hear… Read more »