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12 ways to show thanks to donors

It’s the season of thanks and for nonprofits, that means donor outreach and recognition. November is a great month to reiterate how much you appreciate your donors but how can you make your nonprofit stand out among the rest with your donor recognition program?

Plan for continued recognition throughout the year.

This month, we’ve put together a quick guide with 12 ways to thank your donors throughout the year. We chose 12 because if you’re really determined, you could recognize your donors monthly! You could also choose 2-3 of these ideas each year and space them out in a quarterly fashion. Do what works for you (and your budget); have fun and use these ideas as inspiration for others down the road.

We’ve compiled a list that can be used for:

  • Individual donors
  • P2P team leaders
  • Matching gift companies or capital campaign donors

Download these 12 ideas to thank your donors throughout the year.

Download your free donation thank you guide

Don’t forget real-time donation thank yous

It’s easy to thank your donors immediately after they make a gift online by adding a thank you screen to your donation landing page. Customize a thank-you message at the top of the page, provide them with pertinent information about their gift (date, amount, confirmation number or transaction ID), and prompt them to take their engagement one step further by including your social media handles to follow. Better yet, you can program your donor thank you pages to provide a link whereby they can share the fact that they donated online with their social media account followers. A great way for them to showcase their gift and share your amazing organization with their friends and family.

Download our complete guide for donor thank-you ideas and get started with planning your donor thank you program for the new year!

Ronald Pruitt

Ronald Pruitt

Ronald is the President and Founder of 4aGoodCause, the fundraising CRM that makes recurring, monthly giving a breeze for small nonprofits.

For over 25 years, Ronald has had the joy of doing what he loves, building online solutions that make a difference in the world. He’s helped raise millions of dollars online for small nonprofits across the country. Connect with Ronald on LinkedIn.

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