14 Ways (With Examples) to Share the Love During Valentine’s Week #donorlove

February 9, 2015

Chocolate Candy Heart SweetsValentine’s Day is almost here. How will you be showing #donorlove to those wonderful donors who make your work possible? Here are just a few ideas:

  1. Forward them that article you just saw about a topic near and dear to their heart.
  2. Include handwritten Post-it notes in your next newsletter or appeal
  3. Send ‘em a gift! Nothing expensive…just something to let them know you care
  4. Create an ‘impact update’ to show them what their gifts are accomplishing
  5. Send your very own Valentine’s Day card like Simple Development Systems’ member, OneJustice OneJusticecard
  6. Call ‘em up and thank them
  7. Set up a face-to-face meeting. No ask, just gratitude.
  8. Involve your board members in your thank you calls.
  9. Download your own Donor Love Toolkit!
  10. Love your donors all year long with your very own Donor Love Calendar
  11. Create a thank you video
  12. Drop by with a batch of home baked goodies (my most asked-for recipe: Supernatural Brownies – hint: use Muscovado Dark Brown Sugar)
  13. Send them a fun video .
  14. Turn #donors’ birthdays into #donation days.

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