You know that your donor thank-you letters are much more effective if you mail them within 48 hours of when you receive a donation. But, if you're like many of the frustrated fundraisers I hear from, your inspiring thank-you letters may be sitting around on the desk of a very busy executive director or CEO who wants to personally sign each one. Here are some ideas to help you fix this common problem.
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Read on to hear about two of the most common challenges development professionals face when they try to get effective thank you letters out promptly. You’ll also get a simple checklist of what to include in your thank-you letters.
A good annual report is essential and you shouldn't skimp on it. But you can take advantage of some of the different media, formats and communication tools available to make it as powerful and wide-reaching as it can be. This may mean using a combination of formats. Read on for more information and to see a video excerpt from the January 24 Alternative Nonprofit Annual Reports event.
How can you wow supporters with your nonprofit annual report? Are you considering an alternative format for your report this year? On Jan. 24 Peter Reynolds of For the Record Productions and I co-hosted an event to explore trends and options with a great group of nonprofit fundraisers, communicators and writers. See a summary and the slide deck.