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This is not a criticism. Just a fact. Become a resource to them.
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Do you know how to tap into a donor’s motivation to give? Have you nailed “the Passion Question?”
You have a planned giving program — that’s great! And you get those occasional gifts, and that’s great too. But you’re wondering if your donors know that you exist.
I just love Tom Ahern’s sarcastic line: “Oh, goody! Look what’s come in the mail, honey. It’s the latest issue of our death brochure. Round up the kids!”
Legacy society member brings girlfriend to all organization events. She also attends events without him. She puts off other members by over-imbibing and being more outspoken than Whoopie Goldberg.