How to Engage With Your Donors: Donor Engagement Cycle

ILMA IBRISEVIC | January 5, 2020

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Whether you are a newbie in fundraising or a seasoned expert, you probably know that the key to successful fundraising lies in building relationships. When a donor is engaged with a nonprofit organization, they are much more likely to donate again and again (and give in other ways too). Beyond the practices, donor engagement is an ‘organizational mindset’. It’s a philosophy; a way of organizational living; a way in which your fundraising department and your nonprofit organization interact with donors.

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Wooden Spoon Charity

Wooden Spoon is the children's charity of the rugby. We fund life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities and facing disadvantage. But this still isn’t enough. With research showing that 1 in 20 children in the UK have a disability and 3.5 million children are living in poverty, we need your help more than ever.

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