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April 27, 2017

Network for Good Releases "How to Create a Major Donor Program" eGuide

It’s no secret that major gifts impact the bottom line for small and emerging nonprofits. Even though major donors might make up a small segment of a nonprofit’s donor base, they account for a large percent of the total of gifts that come through the door.

How do you define “major donor” or “major gift”? Here’s the accepted industry definition: a major gift is an occasional contribution that’s larger than a donor’s ongoing annual support.

Some nonprofits set a minimum amount they define as a major gift to help them identify who among their constituents deserves attention based on some assessment of gift capacity.

Free Download: How to Create a Major Donor Program


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