“I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
-- Maya Angelou
The surest way to encourage a truly significant gift is to make the donor a critical team member. That is, they must be truly engaged in the life of your organization. Edwards + Strunk will help you identify, recruit, train, and retain volunteers. We can develop strategies for alumni, grateful patients, clients, or individuals who simply want to be helpful.
The closer the connection between the individual donor and your organization and its leadership, the more likely you are to know the donor’s passions and how they intersect with your mission and needs. True philanthropy is an emotional decision based on the passions of the individual. The closer the connection your organization can demonstrate to those passions the greater the likelihood of a gift and the larger the potential for level of support. Simply stated, strong engagement equals strong giving!