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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

May 8, 2018

Major gift fundraising is a team sport, and every strong team needs a playbook. Doug Barker is the nationally recognized designer of major gift playbooks for nonprofit teams, and he shares the purpose, components, and best practices of drafting and implementing your major gifts playbook.  



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*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(2:45) Doug introduces the playbook

(4:42) Current trends in giving

(8:19) Components of a major gifts playbook

(10:16) The four key roles on your major gifts fundraising team

(13:27) Building relationships between the members of your major gifts fundraising team

(15:50) Make Your Impressions Count! Doug’s success story about stewardship

(18:06) The roles of communication and sharing in stewardship

(22:11) Commitment matters in major gift fundraising

(27:01) The implementation of the major gifts playbook

(31:01) Discussing pipeline management

(32:34) Microsoft Man: Doug talks about how he keeps his data organized in his personal life