Wingate Communications Group

Telling Your Story

“Experience, dedication, and winning results define Wingate Communications.”

John Wingate provides quality fundraising writing services and consulting, and other communications services, to help organizations grow and prosper.
Wingate Communications is ready to help inspire, inform, and motivate your constituencies so your organization thrives and achieves its greatest potential.

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Retooling your nonprofit fundraising communications, PR and marketing

A Minnesota nonprofit organization contacted me recently about marketing, public relations and fundraising communications help.  The problem was the same old same old was no longer as effective as it once was. It didn’t take long to ascertain the problem. They were not utilizing their social media platforms and donor newsletter for maximum effectiveness. In short order, we had a plan in place to optimize their messaging to their loyal constituencies and to better position the organization to secure new friends (read donors!). Here in mid-summer, it’s a great time to start a conversation about enhancing your communications outreach.  Contact... Read More

Face time matters in fundraising

What do you think would garner greater results, an appeal emailed to 200 people or an appeal made face to face to six people?   Interesting research for fundraising writers and nonprofit fundraisers. “In research Mahdi Roghanizad of Western University and I conducted, recently published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, we have found that people tend to overestimate the power of their persuasiveness via text-based communication, and underestimate the power of their persuasiveness via face-to-face communication.” https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-face-to-face-request-is-34-times-more-successful-than-an-email