Fundraising Campaign Mid-Course
by Tony Poderis
Corrections and Problem Solving
What Can You Do To Cover a Projected Shortfall and Get a Campaign Back On Track?
- Solicit a matching - challenge contribution to inspire and compel gifts of others.
(A matching - challenge gift would greatly assist in carrying out all the following steps, but even without a matching - challenge gift, the following steps must be considered)
- Ask Trustees and campaign leadership to increase their gifts.
- Increase the suggested giving for prospects yet to be solicited.
- Identify additional prospects to be solicited.
- Go back to selected donors who have already given and ask them to increase their gifts.
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About the Author: Tony Poderis was for 20 years to 1993 Director of Development for The Cleveland Orchestra and its Summer Home, Blossom Music Center. He was responsible for Cleveland's largest annual institutional fund-raising campaign. Since 1993, Tony has been a fund-raising consultant serving all non-profit institutions' needs to develop and to maximize their potential to raise Annual, Endowment, Capital, and Sponsorship & Underwriting funds.
Tony's experiences have won him a wide audience. At many hundreds of seminars and workshops in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico over the course of his 30 years in fund-raising, he has addressed every facet of raising contributed income for social service, medical, educational, religious, and cultural institutions. He is a fund-raising Speaker/Specialist consultant to the United States Information Agency and the Mexican Government.
Tony is the author of a 115 page book on fund-raising published by FundAmerica Press titled "It's a Great Day to Fund-Raise!" In this publication, he has condensed his nearly three decades of fund-raising experience to provide a concise step-by-step guide to help all volunteers and professionals be as successful as possible as they carry out their fund-raising responsibilities for their respective non-profit institutions.
Visit his web site at http://www.raise-funds.com for more information about his book and lots of other great fundraising advice.
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