“Donor Stewardship: The Divine is in the Detail” by Brian Bateman

“The devil is in the detail” is a quote well-known, but virtually not attributable. A number of German scholars and artists employed the phrase, but it actually began in its expression in the obverse, “God is in the detail”. Let’s begin our discussion of caring for major donors after their gift arrives (i.e. stewardship) by entitling this from the original phrase with an inclusive twist, The Divine is in the Detail. A number of major variables enter the consideration of how to communicate with donors following a major gift.

Your Case for Support – and How to Use it Effectively

Your case for support is a document that describes your organization’s purpose, vision, strategy and direction with the intention of persuading and engaging the reader to take action in support of the organization, i.e. make a gift!  The case for support should answer six questions:  – Why do you exist? What is the problem or …

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Evaluate or be exterminated!

Evaluate or be exterminated! Ask yourself these questions to determine if your case for support is informative, inspiring, and motivating. Or better yet, ask someone else to rate it for you. If your case for support isn’t all you want it to be, or if you need to write a new case from scratch, join us on September 19 for INSPIRE: The Compelling Case for Support.