FundRaiser Blog

The FundRaiser Software Blog is an excellent resource for nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about fundraising, donor management, membership management, and much more.

When can we ask monthly donors for special one-time gifts (and to upgrade)?

MonthlyDonors

Dear Kim,

Our organization has been having discussions about whether and how we can approach monthly donors, particularly those who are already giving $100+ per month, to discuss an extra single gift or an increased monthly gift. When speaking with high-end monthly donors about a special gift, some have responded strongly that, “I have done the math in my budgeting and this is the most I am able to donate. It pisses me off when charities ask for more,” while others have responded by making very large single gifts, and increasing their monthly gifts voluntarily. We are looking to develop a protocol about this so our development team has some guidance. Do you have any advice?

Continue reading
495 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
donor loyalty LYBUNTS volunteering customer service membership benefits motivation government grants grants development director mission driven word processor foundations Congratulations features Task List donor targeting corporate sponsors mode code NCOA processing spreadsheets security password protection gift notes field auction donor attrition rate Resiliency upgrading donors Reporting to IRS gift entry volunteers upgrade Facebook fundraising GoFundMe project office nonprofit fundraising memorial giving community arts nonprofits Codes the Ask letter templates social media Constant Contact advanced tab raffle welcome packet Volunteer module increasing giving amounts FundRaiser Spark training New Year End of Year Letters in honor of donations case study customer portal donor tribute gifts SYBUNTS Reminders segmenting donors charity golf tournaments ticket sales Tickles support PayPal data analysis premiums budget grassroots campaign membership programs general solicitors community supported gardens custom page giving history role of nonprofits In-Kind gifts Network for Good giving levels overview donor recognition donor preferences recurring gifts donor contact information add ons event management training tip annual maintenance plan campaign management accounting software data entry relationship tracking Personalizing alumni endowment campaign arts reports ticketsales thank you letters brick campaign moves management new leadership updates follow up adding personal notes to letters targeted mailings Groupings appeal letters membersip benefits new version product news Company culture Crowdfunding Campaign spare fields donor profile tech tip disaster relief Thank You National Change of Address importing csv small donations correspondance ROI pledges donation history how to handle auction gifts merge fields backing up data announcements Facebook campaign user interface how-to videos annual campaign vacation Excel merge notes Alternative Addresses motivation code new features happiness capital campaign community broadcasting Snow Birds correspondence donor retention rate fundraising letters major gift prospects understanding giving trends pictures banquet data conversion entering auction gifts board members donor slip publicity materials online donations on site training Donor Portal tax summary letters operational costs #GivingTuesday operating systems personalizing letters look and feel animal rescue user spotlights technical support online donations building donor relationships change of address updating Thanksgiving communications monthly giving GivingTuesday flash sales lapsed donor donor attrition donor source major donors phoning donors

Connect With Us

  800-880-3454 ext 3
  Email Us
  Request More Information
  Monday-Friday
      8:30AM-5:30PM CST

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:
Password:

If you are not sure about your Customer User Name, please call 800-543-4131 and we will be able to help you.

Or you have lost your password, Request Password