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By Christopher M. Cannon

A simple consultant to the foundations of powerful fundraising operations

An government consultant to Fundraising Operations offers fundraisers with easy-to-understand techniques to guage and deal with fundraising operations wishes and possibilities. This advisor simplifies and specializes in the research of difficulties and desires, permitting a brief go back to fundraising.

  • Provides the fundamental framework to enhance and innovate improvement operations
  • Includes dozens of functional instruments, together with pattern rules for facts, database, reporting, and company processes
  • Offers pattern workflow illustrations for reward processing and acknowledgment, record specification, and different processes
  • Features pattern reviews for crusade administration, functionality administration, and exception management
  • Delivers potent calculators for operational ideas of thumb

No subject what the dept is termed, so much fundraisers fight with comparing operational concerns. This consultant leads you thru rules of potent fundraising operations, simplifies complex subject matters, and provides recommendations to a few of the main vexing operations dilemmas

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Some of the techniques available are inexpensive and easy to implement. Other techniques require funding and technologists to initiate. The goal for the fundraising executive should not be to understand each of these techniques or to participate in these processes in any detail. Instead, an executive’s role should be to ensure that the best techniques are being funded, applied, and managed by the team. It is helpful to be aware of some of the central data enhancement options available. In most countries, these tools are not available, but there has been progress on standardization, and new vendors and technologies are coming online.

2 shows that, on average, executives are about 6 percent less confident in operations areas than are operations professionals. This means the starting point for most executives is to have less trust in operations than the operations team believes is deserved. 2 What percentage of respondents were at least 80% confident in the following operations area? 2 that, with the exception of fundraising reporting, where both executives and operations professionals shared the same level of confidence, fundraising executives were more concerned than their team about core operations issues.

Consider the case of an academic medical center on the West Coast. This fundraising organization maintained very high accuracy expectations, nearing 100 percent. The team was also adopting a new series of direct response and grateful patient efforts that were certain to increase the number of gifts and constituent records. The team had no intention of diminishing its focus on accuracy, so they decided to handle volume with volume. The team added data maintenance and gift entry staff. Another national membership organization was struggling with crushing volume due to mandatory and likely permanent staffing reductions.

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