Here's How to Make Donor Calls LONGER

Aug 25, 2022Donor Communication, Donors

Video Transcript

[00:00:00] Hi there.

[00:00:00] I was looking over questions coming from my group coaching members.

[00:00:04] And there was this ONE question we spent a lot of time on.

[00:00:08] Because this issue causes a lot of angst among fundraisers.

[00:00:13] The question is — “How do I make successful, Get-to-Know-You donor calls, especially when I hate making phone calls?”

[00:00:21] It's a great question. Because not everyone likes to make phone calls.

[00:00:25] Not everyone is inclined to reach for the phone.

[00:00:28] It's much easier to send an email.

[00:00:31] But there's one problem with always sending emails.

[00:00:34] It's often harder to connect on a personal level.

[00:00:37] We can't read the interest or passions in a person's voice.

[00:00:41] We can't hear their inflection and emphasis.

[00:00:44] We can't answer questions a donor has about a program they are interested in.

[00:00:49] And emojis don't always get it.

[00:00:51] Reaching out to donors between your ask is a critical part of the relationship-building process.

[00:00:58] Connecting with donors on a personal level is especially what brings success with large gift fundraising. With bringing in the big fish.

[00:01:07] It's also easy to hide behind emails.

[00:01:10] Sending emails seem safer because you are less vulnerable if a conversation doesn't go well.

[00:01:16] Donor calls are unpredictable.

[00:01:18] We wanna guarantee that a donor conversation will go well, right?

[00:01:23] So what if I told you I had sample scripts to share with you?

[00:01:27] What if I told you I have a 6-Step Process to share with you that guide you in making discovery calls with current and potential big gift donors?

[00:01:36] Well, I've created a new workshop to show you quick and doable strategies on how to have meaningful conversations with donors.

[00:01:44] And the best part— it's FREE.

[00:01:46] So all you need to do is get signed up right away.

[00:01:49] Join me LIVE to learn The Secrets to Making Successful Donor “Get-to-Know-You” Calls.

[00:01:55] Just click the link here and join me in the conversation.

[00:01:59] I look forward to seeing you then.


Nancy Rieves, Ed.D. is a fundraising coach. She provides executive and development directors with a roadmap to maximize and sustain major gift fundraising. She prepares leaders to be confident and successful in raising money. Reach her at nancy@nancyrieves.com.


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