Each step of the Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat system is about building deep relationships with your donors. Relationships grow stronger through repetition.
In this session by our friends at BetterFundraising.com, you'll learn how to learn from each rhythm and repeat it in a way that deepens the relationship. They also talk through the value of annual plans to be able to repeat sustainably.
Every donor wants to make an impact. Some want to transform the life of a child in need. Others want to support a cause in their community. No matter their motivation, they want their gift to be effective.
Our friends at BetterFundaising.com will show you how to Report back about the impact of a donor's gift in a concrete and meaningful way.
Your donors deserve to be thanked. They're opening up their hearts and wallets to make your mission possible. Your gratitude shows them that they've made the right choice.
Our friends at BetterFundraising.com teach how to effectively Thank donors, how often to Thank them, and how to Thank them in a way that leads to more donations.
You can't raise money without asking. This video by our friends at BetterFundraising.com explains when to Ask, how often to Ask, and the best ways to Ask.
You'll learn about more than just asking for money. Discover how to invite your donors to solve the problem your organization is working on. You're giving your donor the chance to be the solution - to be a hero! That's powerful.
Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat is a fundraising system that increases revenue and deepens your relationship with your donors.
Our friends at BetterFundraising.com developed it by studying the fundraising results from hundreds of organizations to see what works and what doesn't. It's effective because it's based on a clear understanding of what’s really happening when a donor gives a gift.
Heather Tuininga speaks on the joy of generosity:
Heather Tuininga enjoys working with people, families, and organizations to strategically align their giving and activities to achieve the impact and outcomes they envision.
For the past seventeen years, Heather has helped people and organizations flourish financially. Her roles have included philanthropic advisor to many families, executive director of a private family foundation, program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and fiscal analyst for the Washington state legislature. A native of Washington state, Heather holds a masters degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Central Washington University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.
Heather is committed to strategic philanthropy and helping people “move the needle” on issues they care about while experiencing the joy of giving. In addition, she loves the challenge of...
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She shares these four tips:
1. Keep the letter short.
2. Personalize the letter.
3. Tell your story in the letter.
4. Make it easy to donate.
5. Follow up!
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Here are four reasons why a donor would want to support you…and keep on supporting you: 1. You cared enough to step out in faith and ask us. 2. You regularly communicate with us…in a way that makes it easy for us. 3. Your continual thanking us shows you really do value our partnership and feel it makes a difference in your ministry. 4. Keeping us aware of what is going on in your family’s life reinforces you consider our relationship to be personal, not just “ministerial.”
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No matter how many donors you have — whether it’s ten or ten thousand — you should be thankful for them and that shouldn’t be a secret. Your donors should know how thankful you are. Reach out and thank them.
If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.
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