SOFII’s major donor showcase - introduction and contents

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October 24, 2017

Major donors: a fundamental fundraising sector

This showcase is produced in partnership with I.G. Advisors.

Major donor fundraising is one of the most important but delicate areas of the fundraiser's profession. This showcase will equip you with all the tools you need to become a truly successful major donor fundraiser. 

We have a wealth of case studies that travel through time and around the world, from Germany to Turkey via the USA and Canada, to share great examples of inspirational major donor campaigns. We also provide insight and expertise from some of the greatest fundraisers in the world via articles and thought pieces. And to cap it off, there's project 9 of the Commission on the Donor Experience, which focused on this very area of fundraising.

Of course, we will constantly be adding to this showcase with more great content, and feel free to contact joe@sofii.org if you think you have similar great case studies or articles you would like to contribute.

This showcase is a gold mine - feel free to dig away!

Inspirational content to improve your major donor fundraising strategy

CDE project 9

Where better to start than with the findings on major donor fundraising by the Commission on the Donor Experience? Check out their 21 actions to improve the major donor experience.

Case studies: great examples of successful major donor fundraising campaigns

Thoughts and ideas: great articles from experts in major donor fundraising

Podcasts

About the author: SOFII

The SOFII collection aims to be the most comprehensive, best organised, and most inspiring collection of fundraising related content from around the world.

Recent Articles

How crowdfunding is helping fundraise for community projects

Sarah Daren explains how crowdfunding sites can be used not just for start-up businesses but to benefit entire communities, as demonstrated in towns and cities across the USA.

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CDE project 6. Section 5.4: an emotional major donor

With the city of Detroit in crisis after the recession, its population decreasing, United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) persuaded a major corporate donor to partner with them in making a difference for the people of Detroit.

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CDE project 6. Section 5.2: the starfish story

A poignant little story about a man saving starfish reflects the emotional driving force of Robbie Macmillan's Children of Rwanda charity.

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CDE project 6. Section 4.9: to the edge of acceptability

In the latest addition to project 6 of the Commission on the Donor Experience, a harrowing and powerfully-written storyline on a BBC radio drama points to storytelling success for fundraisers.

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How the RNLI made me a donor

Kathryn Holloway of Friends of the Earth shares the story of how she became a donor, inspired from a young age by a unique collection box.

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