Major Gifts from donors are a crucial component of successful fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations. These gifts, typically larger in size, are given by individual donors or foundations who are passionate about the cause and have the financial capacity to make significant contributions. Major Gifts play a pivotal role in the sustainability and growth of nonprofits, allowing them to carry out their mission and make a substantial impact in their communities.

Find below our articles about Major Gifts best practices.

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Three Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Leadership Team

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Discover why honest conversations about fundraising strategy are crucial for success. Overcome challenges, build trust & achieve your goals.
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Major Gift Best Practices: How to Unlock Transformative Philanthropy

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This guide reveals 5 major gifts fundraising best practices to cultivate major gifts & skyrocket your goals.
2024

What’s the Rate of Return of Major Gift Fundraising?

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Learn how to maximize your fundraising rate of return with these tips. Try proven strategies to maximize your return on investment.
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How to Get in Front of Elusive Donors

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Need help reaching elusive donors? Watch this video to help you learn the right strategies to find, target & increase donor acquisition rate.
2024

We Had a Wealth Screening; What Do We Do Now?

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Have you had a wealth screening lately?  If so, I bet you are asking this question: “How do I work with my screening data to find qualified donors who can make a significant gift?”
2023

Is This the Reason Your Team is Not Raising Major Gifts?

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All nonprofits want to excel at major gifts fundraising. Is this really true? In our 30 years in major gifts fundraising, we've seen familiar roadblocks crop up inside organizations. Roadblocks that somehow get thrown up to keep money…

How to Approach Your Major Donors for Year-End Gifts

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If you don’t do anything else in your year-end campaign, you must do this; visit your major donors & invite them to invest in your cause.

5 Things Smart Fundraisers Do in December

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With the holidays approaching & year-end fundraising closing out, we are all stampeding towards our goals. Here are 5 things smart fundraisers always do in December.
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Gail Perry’s Q&A About Major Gift Fundraising

We’ll answer all your questions about major gift fundraising challenges during these challenging times.

Thanking Donors – How to Show Your Donors Some Love

You might already be thanking your major gift donors for their contribution & support during the holidays, but what about all the others?

What You Can Expect from a Full Scale Major Gift Program

Discover the motivations of high-net-worth donors and get effective strategies for successful donor outreach.
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How to Have a Super Successful Visit with a Major Donor

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Major donor visits can be nerve-racking. Here you are with a golden opportunity—you've obtained a meeting with an important capital campaign prospect. It’s exciting but it is also high-stakes – because, of course, you want to…
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7 Tips to Create a Wildly Successful Donor Cultivation Event

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Why do we hold major donor cultivation events? These types of gatherings happen everywhere, and they happen often in the fundraising world. We find that a lot of major gift fundraising happens in these types of quasi-social donor events. Here's…

Tour Experiences Are Great Donor Cultivation Tools

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One of our favorite donor cultivation tools is a carefully-designed tour. But we are not talking about just any tour - this is a special, scripted, step-by-step tour. A Misson-Focused Tour can help you spread the word in your community --…
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A $5 Million Capital Campaign Ask that BOMBED

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I wish you could have been there. . . . It was a hot summer day in Virginia. We were seated in a small conference room with one of Virginia's top business kingpins. There the successful businessman sat --  so smart and so together…

The Advice Visit: Opening the Door to Your Major Donor

Advice Visits are one of our golden tools to get to know prospective major gift donors and discover what’s on their mind. They are a key step in the qualification and cultivation process for major donors. Advice Visits are based on the…