The Do’s and Don’ts in Communicating with Potential Funders

By |2021-03-25T12:49:50-07:00March 25th, 2021|

Do: Create Meaningful Connections  Build a relationship with your funders as you would other stakeholders and partners. Funders are people too, and while it may seem intimidating to initiate a relationship, donors are seeking a connection with the organizations they fund. Remember to stay in touch, even with one-time donations. Thank-You's can be a phone call, a mail card or an email. You could [...]

The Big Ask: 5 Tips on making a strong letter request to donors

By |2021-03-05T12:45:03-08:00March 5th, 2021|

1. Introduce Your Organization/ Project Give your funders a good understanding of your organization or project in a concise and simple manner. Avoid language that is busy, unclear and muddled with details. Put yourself in the position of the reviewer; donors receive countless requests for funding and reviewing these summaries can be tedious. Simplify your [...]

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