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New Thoughts on New Donors

Written By: Cam Shapansky on June 07, 2017

Before I get ahead of myself, I wanted to note how excited I am to be sharing this blog with you from our brand new website! Be sure to take a browse and check out our new resources and content.

Donor Journey, New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Donor Experience, Relationship Fundraising, Stewardship, Retention June 7, 2017
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Do the math

Written By: Cam Shapansky on September 22, 2016

I’ve talked to a lot of organizations lately that seem to be frightened by the current environment and chasing a spiral down the drain.

Donor Journey, New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Donor Experience September 22, 2016
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Talking middle donors across the globe

Written By: Cam Shapansky on May 26, 2016

 “Wow, I’ve been to a bunch of talks and workshops on middle donors but this is the first one that the presenter actually knew what he was talking about.”

That’s feedback we got after our Toronto Middle Donor workshop on May 11. And I’m not even sure how to respond.

Donor Journey, Acquisition, Donor Experience, Mid-Level Program May 26, 2016
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Are you on the middle donor bandwagon?

Written By: Cam Shapansky on March 02, 2016

Back in 1989, Stephen R. Covey published his best-seller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and for some time after that everything in business was about time management.

New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Donor Experience, Mid-Level Program March 2, 2016
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Finding the hidden gems in your data file

Written By: Cam Shapansky on February 01, 2016

If you’re like most organizations, you work really hard at communicating your cause to the outside world. Your work is impactful and you see the difference it’s making every day. You know there are pockets within your donor file that are doing really well, but could they be doing even better? Are you aware of other fundraising opportunities or are they simply being missed?

New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Data Analytics and Insights February 1, 2016
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Take some cues from a ketchup bottle

Written By: Cam Shapansky on December 02, 2015

I’m fresh out of the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Congress in Toronto and my biggest takeaway is ketchup.

Donor Journey, New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Donor Experience, Relationship Fundraising, Data Analytics and Insights December 2, 2015
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Give your middle donors the keys

Written By: Cam Shapansky on October 19, 2015

Non-profit organizations tend to put donors into three “buckets” — Mass, Middle, and Major. Are you paying equal attention to all three?

Donor Journey, New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Donor Experience, Relationship Fundraising, Mid-Level Program, Monthly Program, Annual Giving, Stewardship, Retention October 19, 2015
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Your story is simple. And so powerful.

Written By: Cam Shapansky on July 08, 2015

On a recent visit to Manhattan, I had breakfast with an exceptionally generous person.

New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Relationship Fundraising July 8, 2015
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You Have $75. How Should You Spend It?

Written By: Cam Shapansky on June 03, 2015

There’s no doubt — we’re living in a tough fundraising environment.

Donor Journey, New Donor Onboarding, Acquisition, Donor Experience, Stewardship, Retention June 3, 2015
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