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Building a Comprehensive Donor Development Strategy – Index

Index to articles in Westfall Gold’s Building a Comprehensive Donor Development Strategy series: External Environment – Identifying global and local trends in philanthropy The impact of global megatrends in economics, technology, and society on philanthropy, and the long term trends within philanthropy. Global Economic Megatrends That Will Change Philanthropy Technology Megatrends That Will Change Philanthropy…

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Building a Comprehensive Donor Development Strategy

Westfall Gold launches a series of articles that will help donor development leaders create a fundraising strategy for the next decade Note: an index to the articles in this series can be found here. As 2020 rapidly approaches, many non-profit organizations are wrapping up their current strategic plans and beginning to consider their strategy for…

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Energizing Major Gifts

For the past two years, Donor by Design Group has been working with a cohort of nonprofit leaders from across the country on strategies for improving annual giving. While there are many learnings to be shared, I think the most interesting may be what we’ve learned in developing major gift relationships. The cause of our…

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6 Communication Principles that Build Trust with Major Donors

Every communication with a major donor should intentionally deepen the relationship between the donor and your organization. A successful major gift officer will include each of these six trust-building principles in their daily engagement with donors: The first principle of communication is that all interactions should be one-on-one and personalized, taking the donor’s preferences into…

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Leading Experts in Major Donor Philanthropy Announce Strategic Alliance

Donor By Design Group and Westfall Gold have both forged innovative approaches to accelerate and deepen relationships between nonprofits and major donors   ATLANTA, Georgia  April 4, 2019 – Two recognized leaders in donor development – Donor By Design Group and Westfall Gold – have announced a strategic alliance to help nonprofit organizations accelerate major…

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