How Forgetting About Your Donors Leads to the Hamster Wheel Hustle

Did you know that the average donor retention rate in the nonprofit sector is only 40-50%? When people talk about donor retention, they refer to the ‘know, like, trust’ factor and the fact that donors don’t have enough ‘trust’ in the nonprofit sector.  Trust IS definitely an issue when it comes to funders and giving, but when I see low donor retention numbers, that signals even bigger, internal issues that are driving (or stalling) that metric, issues like…. 👉 Some fundraisers have SNFS: shiny new funder syndrome.  What is shiny new funder syndrome? It’s the desire to continually move on to each ‘next best thing’

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Women Power the Nonprofit Sector but They are Systematically Disempowered

Women Power the Nonprofit Sector but They are Systematically Disempowered One month isn’t enough, but it doesn’t have to be the only time we recognize what women are doing in the nonprofit sector. Let’s do this for each other, daily and for the long haul until things get better. Like what? While I know you are powering organizations big and small behind the scenes and in the spotlight, there is a leadership and pay gap in this sector among women.  Facts: Median compensation for female CEOs is 4% to 25% behind those of males (depending on the size of the nonprofit) Only 18-22% of women

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