Get Started with 3-to-1 Major Gifts Fundraising

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Your supporters want something in exchange for their cash. But, many nonprofits just don’t give.

This problem made us come up with a simple methodology that we call “3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising.” It works to help fundraisers maintain a “giving” mindset as follows:

For every single donation you receive from a major supporter you should (1) thank them, (2) report on the results, and (3) provide an engagement offer before asking for another gift.

One Thank You + One Report On Results + One Engagement Offer = Ask For Next Gift  

To help you get started, download a copy of our popular 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising sheet.

Every time you complete a step, simply check off a box, and when you check off all three, ask for the next gift. It’s as easy as 1-to-3!


Download your complimentary sheet today by filling out the form to the right. Make extra copies so you’ll always have enough on hand.

Download Your 3-to-1 Major Gifts Sheet