I’m majorly S C R E A M I N G with delight to be hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival!
So majorly, in fact, that the subject this month is TRICKS or TREATS – How To Get and Sustain Major Gifts?
Tell us your tricks – the ones that work!
- Do you HAUNT prospects through a series of managed ‘moves’?
- Do you fly in on a BROOMSTICK and just drop in spontaneously?
- How do you put them under your SPELL?
Tell us some treats – ways you wow your donors!
- Smile like a JACK-O-LANTERN every time you think of them; then figure out a way to let them know?
- Give them lots of virtual CANDY (seriously, do you use social media for any part of your major gifts strategy)?
What does it take to get a major gift these days? Tell us anything you’re finding that works. Tricks to get the visit. Treats to inspire passionate giving. That’s what we’d like to discuss in this October’s Blog Carnival.
If you’re a blogger:
Write up a post with tips, tools, tales, tricks or treats — anything you like, as long as it involves major gifts fundraising. Feel free to DRESS UP a past post if you’ve written something recently that fits the bill.
Email your permalink to email@example.com by Thursday, 10/27 (and tell your friends to do the same).
We’ll sift through the BAG OF TREATS we receive and choose the yummiest ones that fit the major gifts theme. Posts that are easy to read and were written relatively recently (within the last year) are best.
If you wrap in some BOOtiful holiday spirit – so much the better!
Show us whatever major gift WITCHCRAFT you’ve got!
Check back at Clairification on Monday, 10/31 to see if we’ve included your post, and enjoy a bump in traffic as we promote the Carnival to friends and followers.
If you’re a reader:
Stay tuned—we’ll be back on Halloween with a full roundup of “TRICKS or TREATS – How Do You Get and Sustain Major Gifts”, collected from nonprofits and experts around the web. (Get in the SPIRIT with September’s Carnival, “The Best Tips for Finding New Donors for Your Non-Profit,” hosted by Joe Garecht).
What’s a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?
Wondering what a Blog Carnival is? It’s not SPOOKY at all… It’s filled with goodies — even better than CANDY CORN and POPCORN BALLS! Step right this way … don’t be scared.
The Carnival is a monthly roundup of posts on topics relevant to nonprofits. It travels from blog to blog; the host declares a theme, collects posts WITCH fit the topic, and brings them together for you to read and comment.
ORANGE you glad you asked?
We’re hoping to collect a CAULDRON full of all your best ideas, so start sending them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’d like to become part of the Carnival COVEN and receive monthly reminders about each month’s topic, please sign up here.
Hope you’re GOBLIN this carnival stuff up!
Speaking of Major Gifts…
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Photos: Flickr, Highway6; Dave Han