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8 tips for a stellar donor thank you letter

Have you recently received a grant or donation? Be sure to thank the donor!

This article from the Nonprofit Times provides a nice overview of what to include in your thank you letter:

"A great thank-you letter might mean the difference between another gift from a donor and your future appeals going into the trash. Consultant Pamela Grow shares the eight ingredients to an effective thank-you letter in her e-book, The Lifetime Donor Attraction System. They are:

Joy
You want the donor to be glad to receive the letter.

Use Census Narrative Profiles to Strengthen Grant Proposal's Statement of Need

American FactFinder, a data tool from the United States Census Bureau, is a rich source of population, housing, economic and geographic information that can be used to strengthen your grant proposal's statement of need.

UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

"A new national study reveals that many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed.  A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, this first-ever study found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector, as well as deeper organizational issues, including the absence of basic fundraising systems and a lack of shared responsibility for fund development among key board and staff leaders at many organizations. "

FREE SEMINAR: Grow Your Annual Fund Through Major Gifts

March 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Rejoice Christian School
13413 E 106th St N
Owasso, OK 74055

This free seminar will provide instruction on increasing operational revenue without increasing fundraising expenses. Topics include:

• Evaluating the effectiveness of your development operation
• Beginning or strengthening a major gifts effort
• Segmenting your donor base
• Identifying and structuring separate and appropriate strategies for donors of all levels

Sponsored by Mission Advancement.

State of the Nation's Nonprofit Sector

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Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, presents national policy issues surrounding nonprofit organizations, including charitable giving tax incentives, sequestration and the overall health and movement of the sector. 

Hosted by Howard Barnett, President of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.

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