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Remembering your nonprofit donors

A Harvard University philanthropy study, conducted after a school campaign, found that two-thirds of the donors started with first-time gifts of $100 or less.

Remember, entry level gifts indicate the donor’s interest in your organization, not their capacity for giving.  If you’re not listing donors below $250 in your annual report and newsletter, you might reconsider.

And when you’re fundraising writer is preparing newsletter stories about donors, keep the under-$250 donors in mind as the focus of a story or two.  They speak to their peers, and what they say can help you move and motivate donors to even higher giving levels.

If a donor is giving, they’re interested.