Gear up for Gratitude Camp!

Ready for some adventure?!

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If you’ve been a long-time follower on my blog, you know that once or twice a year my BFF and I host Gratitude Camp. I hope you’ll join us April 4!

It sounds like a bunch of fun – and it is! – but more importantly it is about focusing on donors, and showing them the #donorlove.

Here are the facts, according to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Project:

  • Donor retention in North America in 2015 was still rather bleak – 46%.
  • For every $100 raised in 2015, $91 was lost through gift attrition.
  • For every 100 donors gained in 2015, 96 were lost through attrition.
  • We know that a simple 10% increase in retention can lead to a 200% increase in lifetime donor value.

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Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers

BAL speaking BostonDid you have the opportunity to attend the international conference of AFP (the Association of Fundraising Professionals) in Boston?

So much fun! And I was able to see It was March 20 – 22, 2016 – the weather was changeable (sunny and then SNOW!), you just couldn’t predict what was coming next – except lots of great sessions from many of my professional heroes.

My BFF, Shanon Doolittle, and I prepped up a session on the 10 Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers. (Which, we were delighted to find out, was chosen to be live streamed during the conference!) We created a highly interactive 75-minute session, with audience members invited to come up and join us on the couch for some one-to-two coaching.

With strict instructions of “No PowerPoint!” we kept it playful and crowd sourced typical challenge fundraisers experience and shared habits we thought would help. Afterwards, we had a lot of call for our “Habit Maker” handout and slides.

I want you to be able to sign up and be first on the list to get our goodies. Simply click here to opt-in to our Habit Maker and slides! (You’ll need to confirm your email.)  When ready we’ll send it along.

After I return from celebrating my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday in the UK! Check Rose out here – she’s looking at least as good as Her Maj, who is only 90!

Mum with her card from the Queen, celebrating 100 years!

Mum with her card from the Queen, celebrating 100 years!




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