It was nearly a month ago that we made the decision to cancel our annual in person Gathering and pivot to a virtual gathering instead. We’ve all been through so much change and in many ways the life we knew is hardly recognisable. Early on we were tracking centers various responses to Covid-19 in a shared google doc as we navigated the uncharted waters together. From monthly webinars we shifted to weekly community calls. Some simply a space to share with friends and peers, to witness and support each other. Some with a focus on how to transition to online programming or respond with fundraising initiatives adapted to these times. [Read more…]
By Brett Cobb
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Welcome to the Compassionate Fundraising for Holistic Centers blog. After hosting a recent HCN webinar, I was asked about practices to keep donors informed and interested once they have made a contribution. A quick search for donor stewardship best practices will yield numerous articles on helpful practices that center squarely on four key ideas, 1) thank them correctly; 2) confirm their intentions and expectations; 3) recognize them accordingly; and 4) report their impact.