The value of a thank you letter

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I love getting post, especially personal letters. In the run-up to Christmas and birthdays I can’t wait for the post to arrive so I can play ‘Who’s sent this?’ by looking at the handwriting and postmark! But when I open the envelope and a typed round-robin letter drops out, it’s a reminder that I’m one of many and not that special. It’s always far better when someone has written a message just for me in the card.

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Focusing on In-Memory Donors

IAllison linkedin pict’s only a few weeks to Christmas as I write this. Many charities will be busy setting their budgets for the next financial year. How much time will be spent thinking of what is good for supporters rather than the amount of money that needs to be raised?

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Bespoke In-Memory Training for Your Charity

KirstyIn-Memory is a vital fundraising stream which depends on experienced staff with empathy and first-class listening skills. With limited training in this specialist area available outside London, local charities need to ensure that their in-memory fundraisers develop the skills they need.

Inspiring Fundraisers are offering West Yorkshire charities who book an In-Memory Training session before the end of January a discounted rate of £450 for up to 12 delegates. *

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Top Five Communication Tips for In Memory Fundraising

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Kirsty Lambert

In-memory, along with legacies, is one of the most sensitive of all fundraising income streams. In a society which avoids talking about death, many fundraisers are afraid of saying the wrong thing to bereaved donors. But you don’t need a big budget or high-profile fundraising vehicle to provide first class supporter care for donors making a gift in honour of a loved one. Here are five simple ways of making sure that In-Memory donors receive the recognition they deserve.

 

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Making a Difference

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Allison Turner

We all know charities do great work, but how do we get that message across? Those of us who work in the charity or not for profit sector know that we depend on the donations of others to keep going. At a time when public confidence in charities has been dented, it’s more important than ever to highlight what these donations can achieve. What difference do they make? DO they really make a difference? Continue reading

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In Memory Fundraising: Conversations Matter

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Allison Turner

In April 2016 I lost my father. We’d always been a close family despite living hundreds of miles apart. The phone and internet kept us together even when he developed dementia. His death left a huge hole in the family. We miss his compassion for others, his outbursts as his dementia progressed when he told people what he thought, and his genuine interest in what we were doing. Continue reading

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