Posts by Barry Spencer

Your Donors May Not Believe This…

Your Donors May Not Believe This… The power of the planned giving message for donors is as powerful as ever. One donor (who I’ll call Joe) heard our presentation on the power of planned giving. At first, he couldn’t believe it. “Is it really possible? How long have I been able to do this? How…

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Just a Little Can Mean this Much…

Just a Little Can Mean this Much… When Scott Keffer, the Creator and CEO of The Donor Motivation Program, and his son, Josh, made their very first trip to Mexico to build a housing structure for a family in need, Josh was only 10 years old. The structure was for George and his wife, hard-working…

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Happy New Year!

Give This Blessing to Your Donors… Start the New Year by… Thanking donors for their generosity in 2021, and helping them find their own reasons to give again and give more in 2022! Because… Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts… our capacity to love and be…

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Passionate People

Passionate People Serving It has been an interesting and challenging year once again. The uncertainty that was supposed to dissipate seemed to linger throughout this year, too. Yet, in the midst, there are bright spots and people leading to better outcomes and futures. A group of people at the top of that list are the…

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This is THE Answer…

Community Donors The Donor Motivation Program just celebrated 25 years of serving leading charities around North America! The focus of the program remains the same from its founding, which is to solve the three biggest planned giving challenges: Make the complex topic of planned giving easier to understand. Motivate donor action by making planned giving…

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Thanksgiving

What is a favorite movie at Thanksgiving? One of mine is, It’s A Wonderful Life? Love this classic! George Bailey was a giver. As you know from the movie, George needed help understanding the impact he was having. Once he was able to “see” the impact, he was reminded of the power of giving back.…

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3 Challenges Continue

Since 1995, the Donor Motivation Program has been serving development professionals around North America. It all began with one seasoned development professional, Jack Miller, who wanted to grow planned giving opportunities for the United Way. There were three challenges that were persistent and holding him (and planned giving) from greater success: Complex topic – Few…

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Choose Happy!

It was Monday. Some dread it. Some love it. Some wait around to see what the day delivers before they decide what kind of day it will be. There are others who decide what kind of day it will be from the start. As I stood in the kitchen on Monday morning grabbing my breakfast,…

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Stress Relief

Over-whelmed. Over-loaded. Over-scheduled. This seems to be the recurring theme of life these days! Studies show that the number one concern and desire for men and women in the late stage of their career and those entering retirement is health. Health. Vitality. Less stress. There is even strong evidence to that giving back has positive…

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Everyone Needs This…

When times are tough and people are worn down by the uncertainty of life, what do you do? One of the easiest pick-me-ups and gifts to give, and the most appreciated, is your praise. An affirmation of a job well done. A hearty thanks for a gift given… time and energy invested. It is a…

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