Language to Use in an Email to Get a Visit

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What are the magic words a donor will respond to when you’re looking for a visit? A banker sent me this email.  The words and tone are perfect.  I hope they work for you! (Person’s name), hope all is well (or some light intro).  I am sure your schedule is very full. Any chance we can share a cup of coffee soon? If so, would you suggest a few dates/times when we could meet? I can be flexible.  Thanks. Regards, (your name)

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Fundraising in Tough Times

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In September of 2008, in the teeth of the Great Recession, the Weekend Briefing asked eight of America’s best fundraisers to share their thoughts. What should advancement officers do during the most challenging fundraising climate in memory? Every single person responded. Their wisdom is as meaningful today as it was then.

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