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October 2017

Top Donors Are Making Bigger Gifts Than Ever

Top 100 Donors’ Average Commitments Are Growing Between 1987 and 2017, average commitments for top 100 donors have grown across most peer group segments, even adjusted for inflation. This is good news for advancement professionals who are looking for signs

October 2017

How to Cultivate Your Best Donors for Lifetime Value

The Long Road to Lifetime Value The best fundraisers think in terms of both short-term goals and long-term strategy. The actions fundraisers take now will affect their institution’s ability to raise money 5, 10 – even 20 years down the

October 2017

People Give to People: Building Donor Relationships Through Multiple Channels

People Give to People: Building Donor Relationships Through Multiple Channels Advancement professionals spend a lot of time and energy trying to decide which engagement channel is going to give them most return on investment this year. People wring their hands

October 2017

September 2017

Optimizing Gift Officer Transitions

Optimizing Gift Officer Transitions In a previous blog post, we discussed the ways that gift officer turnover is costly and disruptive to day-to-day operations as well as your office’s productivity.  However, since transitions are a natural part of working life,

September 2017

Increase Your Productivity: Reduce Gift Officer Turnover

Increase Your Productivity: Reduce Gift Officer Turnover Regardless of where you work, staff transitions can be chaotic and costly. This is especially true when a gift officer departs and must pass on his or her portfolio to another. Carefully cultivated

September 2017

What’s Happened to Your Sub-$100 Dollar Donors?

What’s Happened to Your Sub-$100 Dollar Donors? Annual fund operations used to have a substantial number of donors who made very small gifts. However, our research into our 120+ Reeher Community institutions indicates that 74% of the donors who gave

September 2017

August 2017

The Middle of the Giving Pyramid Matters More Than You Think

The Middle of the Giving Pyramid Matters More Than You Think As fundraising goals continue to grow and become more aggressive, gift officers and their managers are looking for creative ways to raise more money. Many strategies still focus primarily

August 2017

From Start to Finish: Implementing the Reeher Platform

How the Reeher Platform Is Implemented When a customer joins the Reeher Community, they gain access to a powerful shared-management tool to help them answer important daily questions quickly and easily. Reeher’s Community Data as well as customized predictive modeling,

August 2017

Why Wealth Level Isn’t the Only Metric You Should Target

Why Wealth Level Isn’t the Only Metric You Should Target When your goal is to raise money before a deadline, it’s tempting to pursue evergreen and highest-wealth donors as a way to meet your short-term goals. Approaching these two groups

August 2017

Your Young Alums Will Be Your Next Big Donors

Targeting Young Alums as Generational Leaders Generational leaders are defined as the top 10% of donors 10 years after graduation. Generational leaders give frequently. Our research shows that they gave four times as many years as non-generational leaders. How do

August 2017

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