Claire's 9 ways to get the major donor visit

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Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

Getting a donor to see you might actually be the hardest part of your job. 
In fact, some fundraisers feel that, once they get the meeting set, they are 80% of the way there!
Thanks to Claire Axelrad, here’s some help.
She’s provided 9 useful, proven strategies for getting the major donor visit on her blog.
Here are my favorites (below) but you’ll want to check out her blog for the rest:

  1. Asking for advice.
  2. Offer alternatives for the timing of the meeting.
  3. Don’t ask if you can drop by to tell them what your organization is doing.

I’d also add: Ask them about them, their needs, and their dreams.
SEE ALSO:
>> 6 Ways to Get The Most Out of a Major Donor Visit

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