The Art and Science of Major Gifts Cultivation

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Thanks for tuning in to the third post in my series on major gift development. We started by defining the concept of a major gift and then moved on to the identification and qualification of major gift prospects. Now we are ready to tackle cultivation. Remember, cultivation is the process by which we turn a.

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Where Are the Donors? Identifying and Qualifying Major Gift Prospects

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Last week I began a series on major gift development.  We started by defining the concept of a major gift and came up with a few guidelines: A major gift is generally set at a level that is equal to or greater than gifts made by the top 5% – 20% of your donor base..

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Major Gift Development: What’s All The Fuss?

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The last 13 weeks have been devoted to a series on capital campaign development, but whether you tuned in to that conversation or not, you are likely to have been exposed to the concept of major gift development. I will soon begin a series on the development of an annual campaign plan, but before I.

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Getting to the Finish Line: Ground Breakings and Grand Openings

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The last 12 weeks have been devoted to capital campaign development, and we are finally crossing the finish line! I have covered everything from case development to prospect identification to quiet phase solicitation and recognition. Now we’re at the point when we can discuss opportunities for public celebration. First – let’s define terms. A ground.

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Nearing the Finish Line: Planning for Your Campaign’s Community Phase

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Welcome to Episode 11 in our 12-part series on capital campaign development. Last week we spoke about the campaign quiet phase and talked about the make-or-break nature of the work during this time. Once you have raised 80 to 90% of your campaign’s goal, you are likely ready to launch the community (or public) phase.

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