MajorDonors.com‘s review of our development operation was comprehensive and insightful. We are a complex multi-service agency and their team quickly grasped our programs—and challenges. The quantitative analysis was persuasive. The balance between high-level thinking and detailed drill-down was impressive. Accustomed to nonprofits with limited-resources, they were very precise about the board’s role, staffing requirements and “low-hanging fruit.” Our reaction to their report was, “This is fantastic!”
We didn’t really believe it when Diane told us donors would welcome us into their homes-but they did. In fact, everything about the visit was very much as Diane described. We were totally prepared. Our first “yes” was a thrill. We’re believers.
In my 23 years of leading non-profit organizations, I have experienced countless trainings on major gifts solicitations. Diane’s was by far the best: clear, practical, inspiring, concrete. With her help, we were able to exceed our goal by 10%!
I wasn’t sure if using a structured conversation and a one-pager could really work for my organization. But in fact, that’s a vast over-simplification of Diane’s approach. She transformed our major gift fundraising strategy and significantly increased our revenue.
Diane is a fantastic presenter. The content [Keep Your Donors Workshop] is not to be missed. You’ll think about donor communication in a whole new way. The techniques are very specific and based on research—which Diane knows cold. It’s an interactive session. Do bring one of your organization’s thank you letters—and see what happens.