Our Guest: Patrick Kirby, Founder of Do Good Better Consulting
About Do Good Better Consulting: Patrick started Do Good Better as “a firm that helps nonprofits suck less at fundraising”, and he means that “with the most adoration”. The basics-of-the-basics is what Patrick loves helping NPOs master. Consulting, podcast, events, and Do Good YOUniversity are all plates Patrick is keeping spinning currently.
(7:25) "The last thing people remember is that handwritten thank you note.” - Patrick Kirby
(9:30) “I have never, in the 20 years that I have been doing fundraising, never been punched in the face for calling to say ‘hi’ or ‘thank you’, and I’ve also never been punched in the face for asking for money.” - Patrick Kirby
(10:10) How to stay top-of-mind with your donors
(11:00) A great question for donors
(13:25) Do Good YOUniversity
(18:40) Do Good Better on the road
Patrick’s Pro Tip: “Pick up the damn phone.”
Golden BTD Nugget: The power of picking up the phone and to convey your enthusiasm and gratitude with your voice is hard to throw off.
Patrick’s Bonus Tip: Don’t wait until the end of the year to call people to say thank you.
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