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What’s More Important: Donors or Their Gifts?

Does your institution care more about its donors or their gifts? Before you answer, let me ask the same question in a more practical, perhaps more helpful way. After you receive the gift, how long does it take, on average, for your institution to thank and extend a gift receipt to a donor? In the […]

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Some Donors Need To Be Fired

Below is a recreation of a honest-to-goodness telephone call I had with an alum donor – we’ll call him Mr. Smith –  some years ago: Mr. Smith:  Hi Jason, I’d like to establish a named endowment. Me:  Great!  Tell me a bit about what you’re thinking. Mr. Smith:  I’d like it to go to scholarships […]