Trust is the foundation of all lasting relationships.
If you don’t build trust, or if somehow you manage to destroy it, you’re going to lose your donor.
Sadly, this happens more often than not. By now you’re likely familiar with the stats on donor retention from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Only 23% of first-time donors renew. Only 46% of all donors, new plus ongoing, renew.
If you want to improve on these retention rates (and you definitely can!), I’m going to suggest you develop a plan to build trust.
Trust is built not simply by what you say, but by what you do. Not just once, but consistently over time.Details