Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits

Your Response To A Gift Speaks Volumes To The Giver

February 20, 2021 David Oaks Season 2 Episode 5
Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits
Your Response To A Gift Speaks Volumes To The Giver
Show Notes

Fusion, by Nelson Searcy.  The book is about how Searcy, a fledgling church planter in New York City began to harness the power of first-time guests at his infant church.  

He began to see their first-time visit as a gift that he should celebrate.

1.  Like Searcy's first-time guests who never returned, most first-time donors never give a second gift.

"How you respond when you've been given a gift - and what you do with the gift itself - proves just how much you really appreciate it."- Nelson Searcy


2.  Know how you will thank first-time donors before you ask them to give.

Most nonprofits spend far more time asking and far less time thanking.  

THE biggest giving program globally, Harvard University, has more million-dollar gifts than anyone else in the world.  The majority of those givers' first gift was less than $100. (Read More Here)

HOW YOU RESPOND TO FIRST-TIME DONORS CAN DETERMINE IF THEY EVER GIVE AGAIN.  

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Develop a Welcome Packet

    2.  Involve your board in the welcoming process

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Just recently I gave to a local charity for the first time.  I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THEIR RESPONSE!  Kristoff Cohran and Mission 3E responded to my first-time gift with a welcome packet that made me glad I gave and inspired me to give again!!  Kristoff has given me permission to share their welcome packet with you.  FREE, a gift from me (and Mission 3E!).  Use Mission 3E’s packet to inspire your own.  JUST DO IT!!  

MISSION 3E WELCOME PACKET DOWNLOAD HERE

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