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Gifts for Gifts? What is your practice?

Gifts for Gifts? What is your practice?

As a donor, what do you want in return for your gift? A letter? Public recognition? Opportunities to meet with like-minded people? Access to the organization’s leadership? A plaque? A pen? Your family’s name on a building? As an organization, what do you offer to your donors as a way of thanking them for supporting your work? Do you have a policy that meets the diverse tangible and intangible needs and wants of your donors and prospective donors? Do you offer meaningful recognition to donors at all levels? There are many schools of thought on this topic. Some are held by donors, others are organizational policy. Some of these are articulated and well defined. Some are unconscious, unspoken or unaddressed. Here are two exaggerated examples. One is “I believe in […]

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