Major Gift Fundraising

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Major gift development isn’t hard. It’s a discipline. And it’s scalable. So just start. Let movement create momentum and let momentum create habit. It starts in January, and it could start for you in January 2020. You can do this for ten donors. You can...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Several weeks ago, I posted an imaginary conversation with “Well-Meaning Tom” about a person who had made a gift of land to a land trust and subsequently hadn’t given anything at all. (See It’s OK to Ask.) In fact, I...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Disž ciž pline: control gained by enforcing orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior (Adapted from the online Merriam-Webster dictionary.)   Here’s a TRUTH sequence to start your day today: If you include planned giving and family foundations, individuals account for more...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   As soon as I learn what the fundraising goal is, my brain kicks into overdrive. OK, we’re going to need three gifts of this amount and 5 gifts of that amount. Sam could do $$$$, and Jill will probably come in...