January 22, 2016
Happy New Year!
You can take a deep breath now. You've made sure all your donors have received sincere and stellar thank-you’s, and now it’s time to move on to the new year.
Look at your fundraising plan. Share a copy with your fundraising team (and perhaps board members) and have everyone take time to review it. Then gather together and polish it up: Do all areas reflect your mission? What parts worked well last year and what did not? Is there anything you would like to add to it for next year? This is the perfect time to create a well-thought-out plan for the coming year.
If you don’t have an official fundraising plan, consider creating one! Think about events, direct mail, major gifts, email/online fundraising, grants, and even marketing and communications. Don’t let the daunting details keep you from the task...start simple and flesh out your plan as the year goes on. This is a great tool to keep everyone on task and to compare fundraising results from year to year.
Best regards from the Fladeboe Team