A major donor can understand that their gift was appreciated. That’s nice. And pretty easy to make that happen.
Yet it’s also possible for a major donor to really feel that their gift was appreciated.
There’s a big difference.
The blog post How to Thank a Major Donor So She’ll WANT to Give Again gives you a simple road map to making your major donors feel your organization’s appreciation.
I share that post today because the signs are pointing to donations from individual donors being down this year.
If that holds true for the rest of the year, it’s more important than ever for your organization to make sure your major donors feel your gratitude.
Here’s what often happens in down years. Major donors deploy a two-part strategy:
- They reduce the number of organizations they support, and
- They reduce the amount they give to each organization.
But major donors usually have a couple of organizations – close to their hearts, where they feel their giving really matters – that they do not cut or reduce.
That’s the group you want to be in.
But you must earn your way into that group.
So go read the post, then go make sure your majors feel your gratitude!