We understand that starting and maintaining a nonprofit can have its challenges. We’re here to help! Here are four ways you can grow your nonprofit into a successful organization.
1. Build trust.
Building a strong community with your supporters is vital to your organization’s growth. Here are a few ways you can build trust and foster community with your fans:
- Provide donors with firsthand experiences so they can see your organization in action. Even if they don’t all take you up on your offer, you are still opening the door of trust with them.
- Provide relevant data about the need in your community and what your organization is doing to meet that need.
- Be honest and transparent with donors, volunteers, staff, and followers for a meaningful and sustainable impact.
- Express gratitude. Thank your donors for every gift. Personalize a thank-you letter for each donation and include how it will make an impact in and for your organization. You can even go the extra mile and send a follow-up thank-you note after the donor’s gift has been used that showcases the impact their donation made and, if possible, a testimonial from someone their donation helped.
The more often you communicate and build trust with donors and followers, the more inspired they will be to continue supporting your organizations mission. (more…)