10 Ways to Improve Donor Recruitment and Retention

Mike Estrich
Posted: Thursday May 26th, 2016

  1. Pull three to five years of data to examine donation trends. Not all donors write the same check every year. To better analyze the data use cumulative gift amounts over an extended period of time.
  • Allows you to classify donors
  • Helps to Identify individuals or corporations with better than average lifetime donor values
  • Allows you to see trends and track it against your events, campaigns, etc.

 

 

CEO Role: Strategy, the Economy, Succession and M&A-Yes, They Are Connected!

Don Moore
Posted: Tuesday May 17th, 2016

As the owner of a 32-year old consulting firm with 10 very talented professionals, there are certain roles that I've gravitated to and others that someone on my team is better suited to provide. The role that clients expect of me is to help them look downfield and position their business strategically within the competitive environment. That is the first way in which the 5 topics above are all directly related: each of these topics are the highest order of strategic issues that an owner has to address.

"At the time Elizabeth Cipolla from Decision Associates began consulting for CBB, we were going through a period of difficult transition. We knew there were administrative items that needed to be addressed, but Elizabeth went further. She could see that our culture had been negatively impacted by a series of challenges in previous years. More importantly, she knew how to help us change that.

Thanks to the programs Elizabeth developed for CBB, we enjoy a completely different culture. There is a positivity and comradery that permeates our organization now. People report feeling appreciated and more part of the process. There is laughter again, and that's a wonderful sound to hear."

~ Deanna Renaud, Executive Director
Community Blood Bank

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