Don’t Let Mid-Level Donors Fall Into a Communication Black Hole

By Clint Demeritt

Mid-level donors can be the forgotten middle child of the nonprofit world.

In the quest to solicit and upgrade first-time donors while rolling out the red carpet for major donors, sometimes donors who contribute $1,000 to $5,000 get lost in the shuffle. According to the fundraising research lab NextAfter, many mid-level donors are pulled out of regular communication funnels so as not to annoy them, but then quickly fall off organizations’ radars just after two months.

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Political Divide Creates Dangerous Chasm for Nonprofit Organizations

By Clint Demeritt

Political tensions between conservative and progressive ideals seem like they have come to a boiling point in this country, making one wonder whether the name “the United States of America” is still accurate.

This tension has put pressure on organizations, including nonprofits, to take a stand on the political spectrum. While this may not be difficult for some organizations that lean in partisan directions, like Planned Parenthood and the National Rifle Association, many nonprofits just want to stay out of the fray.

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‘That Armless Guy’: Guitarist George Dennehy’s Inspirational Journey

By Clint Demeritt

Working for a nonprofit can sometimes feel like having your hands tied, but musician George Dennehy shows what you can do with some dedication, creativity and no arms at all.

Opening the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s conference in Chicago, Aug. 28 to 30, Dennehy will be talking about his inspirational journey and sharing his infectious optimism. As a musician born without arms, Dennehy “sings and plays music from his heart using his feet,” and delights in using his story as an example of how he believes every individual has a purpose and that absolutely anything is possible.

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