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Why Have a Major Gifts Program?

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Finding a development professional who would disagree with the merits of a productive major gift program would be difficult. Most would identify with the benefits that major gifts provide. But why do organizations still struggle in this area? For centuries, people have cultivated apple trees because they know that if they pay attention and do it well, the tree produces fruit. It can be a time consuming and tedious process. Sometimes personnel allocation and coordination is a challenge. More often than not, it’s simply a matter of overcoming inertia and moving forward. This is true whether you are beginning a major gifts program, involving new personnel, or experiencing the daily challenge of making appointments and visiting prospects. Build Relationships through Activity Many nonprofits report higher dollars from fewer donors in the past few years. As our donors decide how to provide support, relationship is a tremendous factor. Recently, and especially in challenging economic times, people choose to ...

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  1. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  2. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  3. Re: Secret Weapon of Relayed Information

    Great reminder, David.

    -- Ben

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For more than twenty years, I’ve enjoyed building value and increasing results for the organizations I’ve worked with. I am grateful for the leaders and mentors who have invested in me professionally and personally and in the same way, I am honored to encourage others. I admire the ministries we serve and I love helping to fuel their mission to build and care for God’s Kingdom.

I see life as an adventure—family life with my wife and three kids, enjoying God’s creation in the great outdoors, learning something new, or just about anything. I believe that sharing that enthusiasm adds to the success—and fun—in whatever you do.

My hope is that you will find these Adventures in Giving both practical and supportive and that they will help you recognize your own journey as an adventure.

I appreciate your comments and I wish you the best in all you do!

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