London-Marathon: Key Lessons For Major Giving Specialists

  It was inspiring to see over 39,400 courageous individuals managing to complete the grueling 26.2-mile journey of the Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to Westminster, making the 37th edition of the race the biggest in its history. Here, are the 4 key lessons I learned from London Marathon as a major-giving fundraiser: Patience… More London-Marathon: Key Lessons For Major Giving Specialists

Three simple tips on how small charities can attract major donors

I have worked for small charities in the past and recently helped a few to set up successful major giving programs. Major giving has been long misunderstood and taken as one of the fancy areas of fundraising, which only works for big and well-known charities. Here are top three queries I often get asked from… More Three simple tips on how small charities can attract major donors

Resilience is a key to ‘Success’ for Major Gifts Fundraisers

I have been approached by a ‘Major Gifts Manager’ for advice, who has received a high number of rejections from his donors in the past few months. As always, I love to help my fellow fundraising professionals in any capacity I can, as I believe that we are all working for a common goal, ”changing… More Resilience is a key to ‘Success’ for Major Gifts Fundraisers

5 ways being a mentor helps me in my fundraising career

I was initially daunted by the thought of becoming a mentor; guiding another fundraiser is an enormous responsibility. I feared I would be asked questions I didn’t know the answer to. That would be very embarrassing. My mentor assured me that these feelings are normal and advised me that it is okay not to have all… More 5 ways being a mentor helps me in my fundraising career

How ‘thank you letters’ can help you reach your major giving potential

There seems to be an outburst of appreciation for thank you letters/notes. Rightly so, because thank you letters/notes give a completely different feeling and satisfaction than thank you emails. In the digital age, donors are constantly being bombarded with emails. So if your email is fortunate enough to be opened (and not spam blocked), many… More How ‘thank you letters’ can help you reach your major giving potential