We all want to be understood

Your donors want to feel understood. Especially now. Coronavirus has been here for several months now. And it feels like years, doesn’t it? Even after months of this, many of us are still feeling uncertain, afraid, and out of control. The whole situation, from medical concerns to financial worries, seems so huge. It’s hard to […]

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How to Conduct Meaningful Virtual Visits and Asks

The reemergence of another wave of COVID-19 and additional stay-at-home recommendations signify the ongoing importance of productive virtual donor visits. Unlike in-person visits, virtual visits require additional preparation and thoughtfulness to truly replicate the in-person experience. Despite the extra preparation, virtual meetings save organizations a lot of time and money. Just think about how many […]

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The 4 biggest risks to campaign success

Fundraising campaigns rely on many factors to achieve success. But high-impact campaigns all have one thing in common – the institution has given time and consideration to a thorough campaign risk assessment, identifying and mitigating areas of weakness. Susie Hills discusses the four biggest risks to the success of your campaign: https://www.halpinpartnership.com/debate/4-biggest-risks-campaign-success

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“How much will you raise?” The importance of benchmarking and Return on Investment fundraising data

“How much should we be raising for our investment in fundraising?” is a question that is asked very frequently. The answer can be very complicated. But it’s an important question that needs answering, of course and there’s not been enough good data to help fundraisers and charity decision makers (senior managers) to work out which areas […]

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Donor Thank You Down and Dirty

No doubt you know the donor thank you is important. You may not fully grasp how important. Gratitude kick starts the process of building relationships and establishes trust. And trust, of course, is the foundation of all lasting relationships. If you want more than one-time transactions, you absolutely must master the power of thank you. […]

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