Major Donor Email Template Confirmation – Work Less – Raise More

Send this email (and follow this plan) if you want to get a great year-end gift from your major donors

Here’s a link to download the first draft of a simple email that’ll make your major donors feel special… so that YOU can be feel they’re ready to be asked for a year-end gift.

The email is the first step in a five step plan that I use when I’m crunched for time and want to get the best gift possible from my major donors. You can download the email and the plan by clicking the link below.

Once you’ve downloaded the email and plan, you’re off to the races. 

Not sure what to do with your major donors?

I can tell you the next step you should be taking with each of your major donors … including how to get their next best gift.


Major Donor Management System

Imagine this.

You find out on a Tuesday you need to raise $10,000 by the end of the week to keep one of your programs running.  You look at your major donor list and know exactly who to call.  You’re confident the donor will say ‘yes’ because you know they’re ready to be asked again.  When the gift comes in online that afternoon, you’re a hero in your office.

Knowing which donor will say ‘yes’ to an urgent ask is the key to a successful major donor fundraising program.  And taking the guesswork out of major donor fundraising means always knowing which donors are ready to be asked and how much they’re likely to give.

Sound complicated?  It’s not.

I've created a simple and powerful tool for you that tells you what to do with each of your major donors and a fool proof formula that tells you exactly how much money to ask each donor for. 

I’ve been using the tool and formula for more than 20 years — and it’s never failed.  Organizations that have used it have raised millions of dollars from their major donors – because knowing exactly when to ask and how much to ask for, saves you time and raises more money.

With this tool, formula and the training that comes with it, your job will be so much easier.  You'll know which major donor is most likely to give you another gift soon, and who you should be spending your time cultivating.

In the training, major donor fundraising expert Jim Shapiro will guide you, step-by-step, through customizing the tool for your organization and your donors. 

This training will take you just a couple of hours to complete.  If that doesn’t sound like a lot of time to build something so powerful, don’t be fooled.  The simplicity is what makes it work.

When you’re done, you’ll have a system that tells you week by week which of your majors you should be talking to and what you should be saying to them.

By the end of the training, you’ll have a plan for all of your major donors. You will:

  • Have your major donors ranked and in the right order, so you can spend time with the donors most likely to say ‘YES’
  • Know how many major donors you should be managing
  • Know what dollar amount to ask each of your majors for (like I said, you’ll love the special formula for this)
  • Always know the next step to take with each major donor

You will also get a 12-month plan to get TWO gifts a year from your majors and Jim’s pro-tips for personalizing and customizing your appeals and newsletters for major donors.

If there was an easy button for fundraising, you just found it.

Work Less Raise More+ is an "Easy Button" for all of your fundraising.  At Work Less Raise More, we help fundraisers by helping them do the things that raise the MOST money, in the LEAST amount of time.

There are just a handful of weeks left in the year.  And donor generosity is at an all-time high.  So you want to make sure you’re getting the best gift from ALL of your donors before December 31st.

And at year end, the simplest way to raise more money is by getting your donor excited to make a gift.

So, in addition to the major donor management tool and training, you’ll also receive training on:

  • Writing your year-end appeal
  • Creating your year-end email campaign
  • Crafting a personalized and customized year-end appeal for your major donors.

You will also get a training on how to plan and schedule all of your donor communications for next year.

So, not only will you know what to do over the next few weeks, you’ll also learn how to create the fundraising appeals and newsletters that will generate more money for the next 12 MONTHS.

AND one more thing…

You’ll get access to a members only Q&A Zoom Session with Steven Screen, where you’ll have a chance to ask Steven any fundraising question you have (and I mean ANY fundraising question).

$40 a month is our introductory price. It’s going to cost more as we add more training modules. And canceling is as easy as going to your account page and clicking the "cancel my subscription" button. Easy!

Choose to pay monthly, or get two months free when you sign up for the year.

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  • Major Donor Training
  • 30 Minute Year End Appeal
  • Reply Card Template 
  • Year-End Emails
  • Creating Your Annual Plan
  • Creating a Fundraising Plan - Planning Tool included 
  • More Trainings Added Soon
  • Weekly Q&A Calls
  • Cancel Anytime