All tagged donor management
It’s rare that we plan time to connect with our financial partners before leaving for an extended period of time, but these opportunities are extremely important (and vital to your on-going partnership with donors). Connecting with your donors and partners before you leave for a trip might seem like the worst time to get together, but it is actually the best. Why? Because you are preparing for ministry and the needs you can share with them are going to be current and immediate. Make your connection with them special and intentional!
Asking for funding can be uncomfortable for anyone if they don’t know the right ways to ask, but that’s why Tailored Fundraising is here to help. When fundraising, you might make phone calls to 10 different people in one afternoon and be lucky to have 4 of them answer (or call you back). This is normal, and they best way to receive results is to stay persistent.
Asking for funding is all about helping donors understand how their giving makes a difference. When they make a donation, we want them to clearly know what we are accomplishing together.
There are three places you should always be looking for donors. And it isn’t even outside your own contacts.
Have you ever let too long pass without connecting with your donors? You're not alone.
Funding flows most freely when it’s the only thing holding you back from impact.
You’ve developed a killer strategy to meet a real need in the world and impact many lives. But sometimes it’s hard to get donors to invest in your solution. You need to come up with a real strategy to take what you see as a true need, and make plans to address that need while integrating your financial partners into the plan.
This is so important because directly connecting the person giving to the impact couples funding and success without any hindrances. But defining impact clearly for your donors and potential donors can be a big challenge.
How important is it to communicate regularly with your financial partners? It can all be traced back to your mindset: are you raising support, or building a financial partnership team? Is it just semantics? Probably.
But there’s also a deeper paradigm you hold that needs to be addressed, because you’re missing a big blessing, and you’re executing a model that is limiting how much funding you can raise. So, how do you put this new paradigm into practice? How do you begin treating your donors as an integral part of your ministry? It’s simple. Use this communication cycle.